My friends mean a lot to me because they will alway take me through tough times by even making me smile or simply giving me a hug. My friends are always there for me so it is fun to do something cool whenever we are together.
My friends and I have a lot of ‘traditions’ that we do whenever we see each other.
With my friend Melynn, we get a bunch of ice cube molds and put soda in them. We take them out of the freezer as soon as they get to slushie perfection!
With my friend Olivia, we always get marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate to make s’mores. While we are in the tough process of making the perfect golden brown marshmallows, we watch funny TV shows on Netflix.
With my friend Kennedy, we make brownies from the mix but I can assure you they’re DELICIOUS! While we are waiting for the brownies to bake we watch movies.

Family Tradition: Find the Pickle!

My family has this one peculiar family tradition that we do on every Christmas. It’s called ‘Find the Pickle’. A couple years ago we received a foam pickle wearing a Santa hat and started playing with it and making up games until we made up this one. In this game, one of the adults hides the pickle in our Christmas tree while the kids are in another room. The pickle blends into the tree so it’s hard to find. When the adult says so, the kids come out and scavenge around the tree, looking for the pickle. The first kid who finds it, gets to unwrap the first present on Christmas morning.
I can’t wait!