January 3, 2010
Bringing together our individual traditions into our own tradition is proving to be challenging. The tree didn't go up until the Saturday before Christmas and not decorated until Wednesday; traditionally I put a tree up two Saturdays before the holiday, and it comes down on New Year's day. Having the tree up for just a week seems like a waste, and I hate taking trees down on the first Sunday of the year, so we agreed to keep the tree up another week. We still haven't really found our holiday traditions yet but at least we're breaking our past traditions.