Traditions. My oldest daughter’s birthday marks the last of my kids’ birthdays during the year, and it always has me feeling some kind of way. Thankful for friends and family who are close who could celebrate my girl. The new ones are always surprised that after we finish singing Happy Birthday in English, then we conclude with a rendition in Spanish. It may not be pretty or melodious, but it’s a tradition my kids will always remember.
The reason why I love Fall so much is because it’s the start of all of our family traditions!! We have many family traditions in our family and they all begin in October...
Today on lifeasamosley.com I am talking about all of our holiday family traditions. Some are new and some are things that we’ve been doing for many many years now!
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If any of you have family traditions, I would love to read them! Comment below.👇🏼
The work of stripping away the old habits, attitudes and ways of thinking is so dang hard! It takes continually surrendering what we have become to who God says we are.
It’s intimidating work. We’re tempted to just slap a new coat of paint on things. We try to look the part or act like we’ve got it all together. But when we do this, it doesn’t take long for the cracks to form and the layers to start peeling again.
Daily spiritual disciplines are like the work that prepares the surface of our hearts for a fresh covering of God-color.
Let’s not keep walking past those places that need attention in our character or in that of our our kids. It takes a lot of work but the fruit of this tedious refining work is God-honoring beauty!
Happy belated first day of fall! One of my favorite days of the year is when my family goes out pumpkin picking. We’ve been to the same farm every year for the past 13 years (I’m a girl who carries traditions near my heart) and always have the best time together. I love this pumpkin patch because you literally have to rip your pumpkin of choice off the vine. The true experience! What’s your favorite fall activity?!
Adj. “he” is something I’ve created as a emotional magnetic vibration. The physical mind neutralizing other lower frequencies. There are guides and they come in different forms. Amanda, my analytical universal intelligence. “she” is my human guide on earth. Diggity, is my pathway, my connection to spirit friends. “he” is my spirit animal guide. Together. Well together, we’re the Salazar’s. 🌪
Time spent with family is one of the greatest blessings on earth. 🙏🏼👨👩👧 I love that we plan these little day trips and have family traditions... life moves so fast and it’s easy to keep saying “we should plan something soon” — Today, why not firm up plans for something you’ve been putting off! You’ll be glad you did! 😘📆
Ever since I was pregnant with Marcus we make it a point to go to the LACF and take these pictures. I love seeing how our family has grown. I hope that when our boys grow up and leave us they’ll come back every year for this silly picture. #familytraditions also note #theevolutionoftheredbeard
Chocolate and coconut birthday cake for my ❤ It was great fun making it with my 3 and 1 year old. But there was sooo much tidying up afterwards, and a complete change of clothes for both kids...🍫🎂🤦♀️ #birthdaycake#chocolateeverywhere#familytraditions
In the diaspora, it can be hard to separate the quirks and traditions of what's family and what's cultural. And rejecting your family's traditions can roll into rejecting your culture. For example, growing up, I never enjoyed the dense bean-based texture of mooncakes. But I'm learning that there's something magical and healing about trying traditions as an informed adult with a wider lens - seeing that the mid-autumn festival isn't just something odd that my family celebrated and no one else among my friends, but a worldwide festival; a history of secret messges and legends of goddesses; something much bigger. I know now that while the egg yolk and lotus paste cakes that my dad favoured are my family's tradition, there are ways to share that involve chosen family, delicious inventive recipes (by @placida_dendridica), lantern walks in the ravine, and projected moons on a wall at a party when it's raining and the sky is overcast. Happy Mid-Autumn festival! 📷 by Huyền Lương Ngọc.
I inherited two jars of my great grandmothers buttons. Going through them to see if there are enough of one kind to work on my crochet sweater makes me wonder more about her. Some of the buttons still have thread attached so I know she cut them off of clothes. Others still have metal wires from the card they came on. Just knowing she took the time to collect old ones and keep the extras for future use makes me smile. She was the one who taught me how to crochet basic stitches. I wonder what she would say about me using her buttons now on a crochet sweater.
My boys love a good countdown! I started searching all the dollar bins for fun trinkets and candy for our Halloween countdown 👻. We have different countdowns for Halloween 🎃, Christmas 🎅🏻, Valentine’s Day ❣️, and vacations 🏖. What countdown traditions do you do with your family?
Even though we go early in the season for the honeycrisps and it still feels like summer, apple picking is one of my favorite fall traditions. We always sweat to death and come home with the most delicious apples from @applehollerwi. We bake Chris’ favorite pie and eat apples for days. Holding hands with my girl while we scout the best picks is obviously my favorite part. 💗
What about you- do you go apple picking? 🍏🍎🍏🍎
What are your family traditions??About once a week, we blow up our air mattress in our family room, eat an early dinner, make popcorn and have a family movie night all snuggled up on the mattress together.
When I’m not working a wedding, you can find me spending quality time with my family. We filled this weekend with a family photo shoot, our annual fish fry, and a festival. What family traditions do you carry out in the fall?
Now that it’s officially official....let the festivities begin! As you can tell by the kids’ faces, Gabe is a very animated storyteller. 😉🍁 🎃🍂🌾 There is a Sunday edition family update on the blog tonight! #throwback#thegreatpumpkin
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Happiest birthday to the greatest woman in the world. Mothers are the best, they get full from seeing you eat your food, they feel happy when they hear you laugh, and they feel accomplished when you achieve your goal. From the hardships of tending us for nine months in their womb, to seeing us drifting away from innocence because we've become a wealth of knowledge of our own and formulated our own principles in life, the struggles of motherhood is real for sure. At the end of the day, family is home, and how dark would a home be without mothers.
To the brightest light of my life, and the owner of the biggest room in my heart, Happiest Birthday Nanay Fely 😀😀♥️😀😀
So I had an advanced party last Saturday :) And these are few of the many things I recieved as gifts on my birthday. Thanks to Danee , Ella , and Ara for the pops! Doctor Strange is one of my favorite Marvel heroes and you gave him along with Oswald from Gotham. Many thanks! And this handmade calligraphy framed craft made by no less than Steph herself, now I know why you asked my motto in life, thank you :) Also, thanks to Vince and Joem for bringing a dedication cake, if it wasn't for you two, I wouldn't be able to make a wish and there wouldn't have been a candle to blow.
It wouldn't have been a closed invitation if only there were a lot of space at my place but you know what they say, gotta work with what you have ;) So to all the people who have been invited and came, thank you! One of the best celebrations I've had and I wouldn't have done it any other way for sure. And to all those who hadn't made it, you'll be present next time, I'm sure of it :) Aaaaand to all who took time and greeted me through any platforms, thank you so much :) It doesn't matter if you only knew it via facebook. I appreciate the effort of doing something I often take for granted myself. It was indeed a day to be thankful :D
Last night was fun! Although a lot of us are not heavy drinkers and some don't even drink alcohol, we still managed to drink the punch and we liked it :) Was just about perfect while we grilled pork cutlets on honey mustard sauce, and purple cabbage with roasted sesame sauce (Goma) on the side. Stretchy cheese overload from chicken cordon bleu, chili bombs, to baked ziti. Over the food paradise tho, what I appreciate more is that almost all the people who I would want to visit my grave if in any case I die attended the party, troubled their way and get to Quezon City to celebrate my birthday in advance. And we really had that no-phone-real-bonding-rule bring about really well.
Plus we decided to have an after party coffee and played more Resistance, I swear the night almost didn't end until one of the staff asked for last orders. Got back to the house at 3am!
Ate a lot, sang a lot, laughed a lot. Good times! :) :) :)