Family Traditions

My Grandma Roome has made bread bears every Christmas for as long as I can remember. When there were only a few grandchildren, we each got our own tiny bear and the parents would get a larger one. As the family size grew, the bears grew in size and each family would share one. Since Anthony and I are our own little family, we got a bread bear and homemade Plum Jam, another of Grandma's specialities. 

This year, our whole family was together for Christmas Eve for the first time in 7 years. My grandparents had 3 children and those children had 15 grandchildren. The number of grandchildren has also begun to grow, we are up to 17! My Grandma wanted to take a picture with the whole family and Anthony was in charge of the photo shoot (because someone volunteered him...who shall remain nameless). 

I think it turned out beautifully! Especially because we used the camera's timer and a tripod.

These are my Dad's parents and all of my cousins. I love them.

This is my mom's side of the family. The two cute people in the middle are my Papa & Grandma. They've been married almost 63 years!

Do you have any family traditions around the holidays?