Merry Tradmas! ’12


Keeping with tradition, my relatives make the pilgrimage to my nearby aunt’s house, who is always welcoming of us every year, and whose house happens to be large enough to fit everyone. We spend Christmas Eve attending the afternoon service, eating a hefty warm meal, opening presents, sipping on hot cocoa (or something more spirited for the grown ups), and enjoying each other’s company well into the early Christmas morning.

Bulldog outfit. Shaggy, Flap, Slacks, Scarf. Throw in some papa bear Golden Fleece too, and those Waldens while you’re at it. It was a chilly rainy evening and went with a trench instead of my planned JPress blazer as my over coat.

Although the sweater was plenty warm, I felt naked without a sportcoat or blazer in church for Christmas, as it tends to be one of the better-dressed days out of the calender. At least it was nice to see a good amount of fellow young men in suits or coat and tie. Even a few bowties, with me leading the helm.

My youngest cousin, Jake, and his newest toy. We love to spoil the guy

After a light slumber, the kids awaken again to unwrap more presents, this time left by Santa. Sadly, I don’t get as excited as the little ones do on Christmas morning. Entrance to adulthood has forever robbed me! But its fun to see the lil’ hellions run around with their new prizes. Jake particularly enjoyed his set of Avengers.


And we eat another hefty, delicious breakfast meal before heading back home and counting down another 364 days. Brooks University Red Stripe, seasonal D-ring, and Bill’s.

Happy Holidays and I wish you a Healthy, Prosperous New Year’s!
-Tony