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Bre Luthi was born in Logan, Utah on October 29. She is 26 years old and was married to Dustin Luthi in October of 2012. They have 4 dogs and 4 cats and counting, she works at a vet as a tech and groomer and she absolutely loves it. She enjoys hiking, playing with her animals, spending time with family, shopping, and spending time with her husband.
Every year a couple weekends before Christmas, my mom will buy a new Christmas movie we all have never seen. My whole immediate family will make dinner and treat’s and we will all make our beds downstairs on the floor next to the tree and watch the movie and have a sleepover. It’s a super fun tradition for us and we have a lot of laughs. There is lots of snoring as well, and often you will not find my parents in the morning because they typically sneak upstairs to their beds. The next morning, we typically make breakfast, French toast made- out of kneaders cinnamon bread, bacon, and eggs is the typical breakfast we make. I decided to ask my sister what she thought of the tradition because she seems to be the one who makes the tradition happen every year, I asked her the night of our sleepover.
I think it was funner as a child because your all sleeping under the tree but than as I got older its like oh my back [ Grabs her back and laughs] but I like it though its fun just to get together and sleep together, especially when we were younger. I remember all the tantrums of you and Brandon not getting to sleep where you wanted to. Good times.
I was surprised by what she said, she seems to love this tradition and she doesn’t complain about her back most of the time. I can understand her point of view, however. I think we will continue to do this tradition, especially when my sister has kids and we can do it for them, I think that will be really fun. She seemed to tell me her take on the tradition in a sad manner, as if its not as fun anymore. I however, love the tradition and I saw nothing but smiles on this last sleep over!
Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
Robb, Alexis, ""Christmas sleepover tradition"" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 156.