Christmas with the Smiths #1

The dictionary defines tradition as "the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice." 
I  have always loved traditions, especially Christmas traditions. I'm not sure what it is, but I think I just love things that come from the past. I love period-piece movies, vintage decor, and hearing stories about "the good ole days."  I guess I was just born in the wrong century. Well, I know that the holidays run away from us, but I am hoping to pass along just a few of my favorite Christmas traditions and memories to Silas. 

Tradition #1: cut down our own tree
I think the 30 year-old, pictured here, pulled a hammy this year
It was a chilly day for tree picking, but we loved it.
Tradition #2: make homemade rice krispie treats while setting up the tree.
Tradition #14: listen to my favorite Christmas song, "O Holy Night" and just stare at the beautifully lit tree.
Silas and I went to help Matthew decorate his door at work, and I came up with the 12 days of Smithmas (I totally think he should have one the contest.) All dollar tree decorations- I'm just saying.
Silas liked meeting his potential girlfriend, Caroline Shugart, last week. She's precious!
We also had fun at Max's first birthday party.
Happy Birthday Max! Love the Lyons fam!
After several kisses to this new guy Silas met, he realized the bump on the head wasn't worth the kiss.
All Silas asked Santa for was his two front teeth, well he got what he asked for. 2 bottom teeth arrived 2 weeks ago.