Home for the Holidays

December 19

A Timeless Christmas Eve Tradition with Grandma and Grandpa.  

As the holiday season wraps us in its warm embrace, I'm feeling particularly nostalgic about one tradition that's been a cornerstone of my Christmas memories: spending time at Grandma and Grandpa's house. 

You see, my grandparents are snowbirds – they head south for the winter, leaving us with a Grandpa-and-Grandma-shaped void in our lives. But they never miss spending a week with us at Christmas, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Christmas with my Grandparents

The evening begins with attending church as a family. The flickering glow of candles combined with singing traditional Christmas hymns offers a sense of peace that only the Christmas season can bring.

After church, it's time for a feast – one my grandma still prepares!  The aroma of savory dishes makes our mouths water! Grandma's kitchen is a haven of holiday magic.

After dinner, we open presents and simply enjoy our time together as a family. It's a night to treasure, a night where time seems to stand still, and I love it. It's not just about the presents or the feast; it's about being surrounded by the familiar embrace of family, about sharing the joy of the season with those we hold dear.

So here's to Grandma's legendary feasts, to Grandpa's hearty laughter, and to the timeless magic of Christmas at their home – a tradition that remains etched in the heart, and guides us home for the holidays, year after year. 

Megan’s favorite Christmas Treats to share... 

Chocolate Turtle Cookies 

Mix Together:

  • 1/2 cup melted margarine
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa

Cook in a waffle iron on medium heat for 3 1/2 min


  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 6 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 

Combine milk, butter, and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 sec. to 1 min.

Remove from heat Add chocolate chips and beat until smooth. 

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