|Splash News Online|
“This holiday season is so special to us because this will be our first Christmas as a family in our first home together,” Wilkinson tells PEOPLE while attending Project Angel Food‘s Divine Design gala in Beverly Hills.
“We haven’t had our own house before, so this will be the first time we get to spend the holiday season as a family in our brand new home. That’s the best thing ever,” the reality star, 26, explains.
“We’re so appreciative, so thankful and so blessed to be able to celebrate Christmas in our beautiful home with our beautiful family.”
Wilkinson also revealed that it’s the first time she’s put her jet-setting impulses aside to enjoy the first holiday season that her son will be actively engaged in.
“Before I was being a little selfish,” she admits. “I was saying, ‘Forget Christmas — let’s go to Hawaii. Let’s go to the beach. Let’s do something crazy, something non-traditional.’ But then I woke up and I realized that this is going to be baby Hank‘s first year to really know what’s going on. It’s not really about me anymore — it’s about him now.”
The couple is eager to include some long-standing holiday traditions: Kendra says for her it wouldn’t be Christmas without “a Douglas fir tree — that’s the number one tradition of my family. Last year we just had a little Charlie Brown tree.”
Her husband is eager to introduce some first-time twists of their own.
“We did have the family traditions growing up, but she said it best the other day: ‘Let’s start our own,’” says Baskett, 29. “We’re going to build on those right now. We’ll go get the tree as a family — Hank was out there helping us pick out a tree.”
“It’s exciting because what’s the tradition? We don’t know yet. We’re making our traditions,” he adds. “This is our first real Christmas and we’re starting those traditions now.”
– Scott Huver