Thursday, October 25, 2007

Who's Got Spirit?

You want to talk about Holiday Spirit? Oh, we win. (Unless you are talking about decorating the house, because that falls under the heading of Projects, and I don't like them--see Awesome post of last Wednesday)...but if you are talking about traditions, food or clothing--I got you beat. As you continue to read, I'm sure I will highlight the holiday celebrating we do around here, but today I would like to concentrate on Holiday Shirts. (Because I finally borrowed Penny's camera this morning and took a picture in this year's Halloween Shirts):


These are the Romney Family Holiday Attire Guidelines:
1. The children wear the Holiday Attire for the month prior to the following holidays:
Valentines Day (can be worn after, cause hearts are year round)


Halloween



Christmas



2. The children wear the Holiday Attire ONLY on the day for the following holiday:

St. Patrick's Day



3. The children wear the Holiday Attire on and anytime after (but not before) the following holiday:

4th of July


Easter (dresses, etc.)



4. The husband must wear the Holiday Attire on the following holidays:
4th of July

St Patrick's Day

Christmas Eve (a red or green shirt will do)



5. The mom will wear the Holiday Attire as long as it is stylish and she has money left over in her holiday budget:

We take pride in our festiveness and our cuteness. Don't even try to compete.

23 comments:

Annie said...

I, for one, cry uncle and bow down to your holiday spirit. I'm ashamed to say the extent of our holiday shirts are some stretched out Christmas turtlenecks that have been passed down from kid to kid.

gab said...

We don't really do the holiday shirt thing either. But your post has inspired me...

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

Oh boy. You totally beat us in this department. I suck at both decorating AND holiday clothing. The only thing I do well at is possibly Christmas baking. I'd like to do Halloween baking too but it always goes straight to my hips. I'm jealous of your awesomeness

Darilyn said...

I also love holiday shirts for my kids but you do have me beat. I saw your blog from Bridget's. I had to post because my best friend at BYU was a Romney from SLC. She even named her first son, Romney. I wonder if you are related.

Penny said...

Unfortunately, we don't take pride in our festiveness. At least when it comes to matching holiday shirts. Occasionally, we will have matching 4th of July shirts, but that's about it. So, there's one more thing to add to the list of things to stress about on the holidays...
Thanks a lot!!

Ilene said...

My family wears our holiday spirits in our hearts.

day in the life of a prince said...

I'm impressed!! Our holiday attire never seems to be all on at the same time!! Except for Christmas, which I make them all do and not move, until I get pictures!!

Ryan said...

Some husbands really resent being emotionally strong armed into the wearing of dorky, matchy-pants, holiday shirts. I am not naming any names, but I have heard there are some husbands out there like that...somewhere.

Denae said...

If my kids read this they would want to move into your family. They always want the shirts but I refuse to buy them. A lot of time their grandma comes through for them though. You are so festive! Great pictures.

Paige said...

Sorry, you totally don't win on this one. I do all the same things, with all the same rules. Oct. 1 the Halloween t-shirts come out (but mine all have to match, so ha!), and 4th of July they all have to match too. Usually those shirts are custom made (they last for a few years) with names. And they have to match all the cousins. You do win for blogging about it, with all the adorable pictures to match. But I DO have them.

And don't forget the Christmas dresses too. A Christmas T-shirt doesn't cut it.

I have failed with my husband, I admit. You win there. And my decorating is all cheap crap.

Jill said...

Go fight win...you won! Congrats :) Thanks for the holiday attire rules...I forgot some of them!! :)

Pineapple Princess said...

In my house, any Holiday shirt matching is purely accidental.

My family is like Ilene (same lady from Ross?!), we wear our holiday spirit in our hearts or on our sleeves.

We do listen to Christmas music several times in the year, does that make me a festive mommy?

Celia Fae said...

Oh Jess, you set your standards high. How can you posssibly shop for all of those? I love the flashback photos. I had to zoom in to see the cuteness. I'm a little sad I missed all of those years.

Once when I saw you at Paige's, Emma was wearing a Gap denim overall dress with a white petticoat dress underneath. I was so jealous. I wanted it. Do you still have it? Send it to me.

Rochelleht said...

You freakin' ROCK!!!! I am somewhere in between you and people who don't do jack.

The kids always have new Christmas and Easter dresses/church clothes. We always dress for July 4th and Halloween and sometimes Valentines Day. But I must admit, the others (St. Patrick's Day!?) fall by the wayside. Looks like I need to kick it up a knotch or two.

Oh, I guess we always wear green on St. Patrick's Day, but it is never designated holiday attire.

Lorena said...

You're good and all...but Dane will tell you that I am totally up there with you on the holiday shirts.

Do your girls get matching ribbons in their hair that say "Happy Halloween" and "Happy St. Patrick's Day" because my poor, unfortunate souls do. If only boys could wear ribbons....

Paige said...

Oh Lorena, you are my girl. We have the Halloween ribbons, the special St. Paddy's ribbons, heart ribbons, 4th of July star ribbons, etc. It's a disease.

Kenny, Linsey and Caleb said...

So, do your kids dress up for Halloween or not?

And, yes, you are the holiday spirit super cute, super festive, above and beyond winner! At least as long as we don't have pictures of Lorena's ribbons and Paige's Christmas dresses...

Carie said...

This is exactly why we are friends, and why I wish we lived closer.

bloggingchristy said...

I have to agree with everyone in your comment section. You are good (exceptional) at doing holiday festivities. Although we don't have Halloween shirts, you did inspire me to do dinner in a pumpkin for Halloween dinner. So thanks!

You are also one of the most humblest and non-competitive people I know! J/K

Kara said...

You are the WO-MAN!!. Thanks for your kind comment on my most recent post. I wish we lived by each other. I'm serious!

Abbie said...

Can you start shopping for our family? I love the whole cute-family-in-matching-holiday-wear thing, but I hate shopping.

Lorena said...

Hey-

Can you share your Halloween Feast recipes?

I heard you cook something in a pumpkin...do you do Halloweenies like Juliann?

Ellie said...

I got the cutest orange shirt for Griffin the other day- orange with a pumpkin. I really built it up to get him to wear it, only to discover the cap sleeves and tapered waist. He insisted on wearing it anyway.It would have looked darling with a little bow.