Monday, January 3, 2011


tradition |trəˈdi sh ən|noun1 the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way. a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on in this way.

Christmas would not be Christmas without our fun, and sometimes quirky, Moore traditions. Its shared family moments like the following that help to put Christmas in the air and get us thinking about why it's such a wonderful time of year. A family favorite of ours is definitely decorating ginger bread houses. My Dad baked the gingerbread, Swede hot glue-gunned the houses together, and then we all went to town with the candy :) SO fun.

Ah... and the Nativity. I'll admit that this is becoming a bit peculiar now that we are all much older, but as a little kid this was the funnest part about Christmas Eve for me.
Another tradition on Christmas Eve at The Moore's is to share a talent. And since Swede and I are fresh out of sharable talents (no melodious voices, gifted magic tricks, or artistic dance moves...) SO, my sisters signed Dallas up to share his little talents. HAHA
Here we are at the beginning of our Murder Mystery dinner... trying to sport some 60's fashions. This is actually a new tradition that we just started. And I must say, this night had many good laughs:)
Now, I guess napping isn't technically a Christmas tradition... but I think it would be safe to say that we all enjoy relaxing as much as we can on our holiday vacations !
And I just had to share this next picture... Sierra can never get quite enough of the dog when we visit, and as you can see, she has all types of fun with him :)
While visiting Houston, we all got the chance to tour the Chevron building downtown where my Dad works (the old Enron buildings) Pretty neat!
And of course, we had to eat some of the good ol' local Texan food around the corner :) Can you say onion rings? YUM
A neat family moment shared at the Houston Temple.
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year! Cheers to 2011!!!


  1. Sounds like a fabulous trip. We still have Santa (usually one of the bro-in-laws dressed up) come by our house on NYE, although all of us are old enough to know better. And your gingerbread houses look great. Smart choice on the glue gun!

  2. Sounds like a fun Christmas! Love all the pictures. I remember those ginger bread houses... I used to eat the candy off of them all. Miss you. Glad you had a good holiday.

  3. You all appear to be a well balanced Christian family. Life is good.