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Christmas Traditions

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It feels so good to be back in Arizona reunited with my family.  There are so many special traditions my family shares on Christmas.  The morning is always my favorite.  I try to sleep in…but never can!  I wake up to the smell of mulling spices burning on the stove and walk into the kitchen to find my mom baking away.  She has everything laid out – fresh fruit, quiche, belgian waffles, chocolate chip muffins and scones.  We eat a huge breakfast that tides us over to dinner.  After breakfast we open our stockings and unwrap presents under the tree.  We reminisce about past Christmases and laugh about the gifts we asked for; American Girl dolls, *N Sync CDs, Pogs (remember those?)  Then we usually relax or go to a movie.  Later, we get dressed up and head to my aunt’s house for her annual Christmas party.  My sister and I catch up with our family members, meet new ones (my grandfather was 1 of 14 and my dad 1 of 6) and then we eat, eat, eat!  We all end up in a food coma around 9, so we say our goodbyes and head home.  When we get home there’s always Christmas music playing in the background.  I’m usually out like a light the second my head hits the pillow.  I hope you’re enjoying your own family traditions and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! x

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  • Chelsea I. says:

    I love spending time with family on Christmas… we have a big brunch as well and then the whole extended family celebrates well into the night! Merry Christmas Kat!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    December 24, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      So fun! Merry Christmas Chelsea!

      December 24, 2013 | Reply
  • LizNoVeggieGirl says:

    Can't beat family time – especially during the holiday season. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Kat!

    December 24, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thank you – Merry Christmas to you! xo

      December 24, 2013 | Reply
  • Laura Mueseler says:

    Your Christmas traditions sound absolutely lovely! Merry Christmas!
    Ps-love the pjs!

    xx
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

    December 24, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thanks Laura! Merry Christmas!

      December 24, 2013 | Reply
  • Katerina Kosta says:

    Enjoy your holidays!!!

    December 24, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thank you – you as well! xo

      December 24, 2013 | Reply
  • KATYA VERNER says:

    Hello dear, Your blog really awesome! Love it! <3
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    December 24, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thanks!

      December 24, 2013 | Reply
  • Brooke Reagan says:

    Your traditions sound wonderful! Merry Christmas Eve!!

    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

    December 24, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Thanks Brooke – hope you're enjoying the day with your family!! x

      December 24, 2013 | Reply
  • Devon Dyer says:

    Why are you so cute? Your work makes me smile every time. #GetItGirl

    December 26, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      You're the sweetest. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas my dear! Can't wait to see you in February :)

      December 27, 2013 | Reply
  • Rachel Lynne says:

    You are always so put together! Love every single look! Hope you had a great Christmas and have a good new year!

    December 27, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) replied:

      Aw thanks so much Rachel. Wishing you a very happy new year!!!! ;)

      December 28, 2013 | Reply
  • Kelsea t. says:

    Hi Kaitlin it’s Kelsea your cousin I love to see your blog its amazing you are my fashion inspiration.

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Aw thanks Kels!! Love you!

      February 3, 2014 | Reply