Monday, December 13, 2010

Feast of St. Lucia






I have a special fondness in my heart for the Feast of St. Lucia, since I studied abroad in Sweden. The Swedish have a huge celebration in honor of the Italian saint. We try to make the most of the feast day by doing some of the traditions I learned about in Sweden. The eldest daughter dresses up like Lucia and wakes up the family to serve them breakfast, which includes yummy Lucia buns which we make the night before. We had a special treat this year because my mom came down and helped us make Lucia buns and stayed the night so she could be awakened by St. Lucia. (Isabella takes her job very seriously! I was sent back to bed since she wasn't ready for me to wake up....fine with me. I do love to sleep!) Look how our little Lucia has grown: here are some pictures from previous years. 12.13.10

1 comment:

Carolijn said...

I love the pics of St Lucia and Sinterklaas! How nice of you to bring all of this to your childrens youth!

Love to hear more of you!