Saturday, December 13, 2008

Caroling, caroling!

We have a loooonnnnggg standing tradition of Christmas Caroling in our family. I grew up fixing goodies, and taking them to our Home Teacher, neighbors, and friends, accompanied by singing Christmas Carols as we arrive at the doorstep. Often to the chagrin of my children, we yearly have done the same with our kiddos as they grew. Now with the extended family growing, we have quite a harmonious choir. Some years we get the whole Pitt clan out here in Norco, other years we travel to Riverside for my sister's friends, some years to HB to carol to the friends of my Brother's family, and my parents friends as well.
This year it was scheduling problems that made it possible for us to take our kids that were available, and we went to a few friends in West Corona. Breana's family, this is Breana's sister Arwen!
The Carrillo's and The Allen's ( I told Kelly I wouldn't post her picture....) Of course we always take them by surprise, but it is always a fun night to add to our book of Tradition memories. So in the future, if you hear a little "Rudolph", or "Silent Night", or "We wish you a Merry Christmas", it's just the Holmes bringing good cheer, and a yummy plate of goodies! (Grant loves to belt out those carols) ;)

10 comments:

Ashley said...

How fun! My uncle Scott used to get us together to take stuffed animals and a few songs to a children's hospital in Dallas, which was always really nice.

charlie and carolyn said...

i miss caroling with my sisters and mom.
what a wonderful tradition!

jeanine said...

I always loved caroling with my family! This made me miss it!

The Ellsworth Clan said...

What a RAD family!! I wish I lived in Corona then maybe I could get a visit from the Holmes choir. ;-)

Grammy Staffy said...

Ahhh, come to my house....I want to hear you sing.

What a fun tradition. We used to do much the same when our kids were home....sadly....people would not think much of the caroling now it is only John and I left to do it. oh well....I still love to sing them...I just can't do it when others are listening.

Heidi said...

FUN.. sad we missed it this year! LOVE YOU ALL!

Marie said...

What a wonderful family tradition Sheryl!! We used to go caroling as a ward in my last ward and Todd and I both always really enjoyed it. I wish they did it where we live now!

Lisa and Mark said...

it's amazing how much your family has grown in just ONE year.

Pitt-Meisingers said...

I am going to try to get this clan to go caroling... we'll see how it goes...

Emily said...

I love caroling!! I am glad you had a great time! Its fun to see pictures of Julia!