New Year, New Traditions!
Today is New Year’s Eve and for the first time Sam and I are not going out. Normally we go out or have people over but this year we decided a change was needed. We are staying in and spending some much-needed quality time together as a family. With the holiday season being so busy it’s going to be nice to just be together all three of us 🙂 . Since this will be our first New Year’s together I wanted to do something fun that we could maybe one day turn into a family tradition. Traditions are important and Sam and I think it’s important to create fun life long memories with Gunnar. While now he might not remember them we think it’s good to start early!
Growing up Sam and his family would always eat cocktail shrimp as they waited for the clock to strike midnight. This seafood loving mama couldn’t say no to that family tradition. So we have our cocktail shrimp ready and waiting for the big night ahead! I started to google and found a few others we are definitely going to be trying. In Spain, is it customary to eat twelve white grapes, one at each strike of the clock. All twelve grapes represent each month of the new year and eating them brings good luck. Since my boys are fruit addicts I thought this would be a fun one for them. Even though Gunnar will be eating his grapes sliced properly I think it still counts 😉 In the Philippines circles are considered to be sacred so they eat round foods like clementines and wear vodka dots. Fruits and fashion a good luck tradition? Yea I’m done. As for the rest of our traditions you will just have to wait and see! Sometimes the best way to create traditions is to just wing it and see what happens! So to everyone out there I hope you all have an amazing night and a happy new year!!!