December 18, 2011
caroling

tradition: caroling!! did you know people still do this? yes. we do! after the taco feast, all the Harmsies get bundled up and bunched into cars. we head out to the front doors of friends and family, bringing them a loaf of Judy's famous homemade bread, shivering and singing our hearts out. i love it.

my favorite moment of the whole holiday is in between tacos and caroling, when we gather in the living room to rehearse our songs. you can't even imagine the wonderful sound until you are in the middle of it. 30 brothers and sisters and sons and daughters singing a cappella in one living room. it's amaaaazing! i can't wait to see Hadley's eyes light up when we start singing this year.

when we get home from caroling, we read the Christmas story and open gifts and have a birthday cake for Jesus! do any of you guys go caroling?

carolers

6 comments:

Kaitlyn Luce said...

Caroling isn't really a very popular thing around where I live, but I hope to live somewhere where it is in the future. :-)

Katherine said...

I loooovvveee caroling!!! Unfortunately, not one other person I know is willing to go. Oh well, it's good to hear that somewhere the tradition is still going!

Nessa Bixler said...

We do it at the children's hospital where my husband works and the kids LOVE it. This year we had our real first group come to our door. It was awesome.

Stef said...

We don't go caroling in the traditional sense, but we always sing carols at our annual friends' Christmas party. We usually have guitar, drums, bass and sometimes piano, but this year we just had 2 acoustic guitars. It was great!

Amanda Greer said...

I have always wanted carolers to show up on my doorstep! I have also always wanted to go caroling!

John and Teresa said...

we did growing up! i do want to start the caroling tradition with berkeley when she is older. and my mom makes a birthday cake for Jesus and all of the grandkids sing happy birthday. i love it.

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