Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Getting to know me....at Christmas

Okay, here's the deal. I want everyone that reads this post to do their own version of Getting to Know Your friends.


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Just sits them under the tree.

3. Colored lights on tree or white? White

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Yes

5. When do you put your decorations up? We have always done it the Saturday after Thanksgiving..but since Miller's birthday is 11/29...we have decided to do it the first weekend of December now...my mom always separated Christmas and my birthday...12/8...so she still wont put her tree up until after my birthday....and now I understand why.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Ham...smoked...love it

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child. The year I got my ten speed bike. I was so excited......It had snowed about 6 inches outside and I took the bike outside and tried to ride it down the driveway...no such luck..but I loved that bike.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? 4th grade..(yes this is what grade Madison is in)....some kids told me at school then I found some gifts in mom's closet and it devastated me.....she still wont tell me the truth..if you asked her Is there a Santa Claus? She would just say...you have to believe that is all we have.....Madison still believes.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes at mom's...she has an appetizer party and we get to open out gifts from them....Madison loves this part the most...we always watch A Christmas Story and dad reads the The Christmas Story from Luke.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? White lights. And pink ornaments with gold, crystal and snowflakes....it's one of the themed trees from Macy's.

11. Snow! Do you like it or Dread it? I love snow...love it....love to drink hot chocolate and watch it fall.

12. Can you ice skate? No...but love to try

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? My ten speed bike or Strawberry Shortcake House with dolls.

14. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Divinity & Fudge..in this order...and ma maw's Carmel pie

15. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas Eve afternoon around 1pm...we go to the mall and grab a Starbucks Coffee and sit in the middle of the mall and watch all the crazy people running around grabbing last minute things...so much fun..you would be surprised all the people you know and see.......And when my dad reads the Christmas story to the grand kids by the Christmas Tree....something about his voice reading gets me every year..its like I'm 9 again.

16. What tops your tree? Poinsettias and fancy gold stuff from Hobby Lobby...my mom put it together for me.

17. Which do you prefer Giving or Receiving? I so love giving...I love to bake and take everyone I know something...everyone....even the mailman.

18. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Santa Baby...

19. Candy Canes yuck or yum? They are okay...I prefer the soft peppermint

20. Fruitcake? I was always told you give these to people you don't like...I have never received one...thank God.

Just thought I would let you all know.....Miller's surgery has been re scheduled for 12/22......due to still being sick. God is on our side...we will make it through...He slept from 7pm last night until 7am this morning...I got some much needed sleep.....
Happy day everyone.

Once you've posted your own, leave a comment here and I'll link to you


Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, I've done this one via email- not sure I'll get around to posting it on my blog! But, I do hope Miller is better soon and we'll keep you all in our prayers! He's getting tubes, right? My Noah had tubes- you can email me jsprecourt@yahoo.com if you need more encouragement!

Christina said...

I did this one today and told everyone to go over here if they want to do it.

I am prayiing for Miller and hope that this surgery will finally make him feel better. I also asked people to send prayers his way so I know he will be in good hands.

Cece said...

I've got to try the Chrismas Eve mall sitting one year! *lol* I usually avoid the mall at all costs by then.

I hope Miller begins to feel better soon & good luck with his surgery. *crossing my fingers*

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I did this one a while back, but I love it and love reading everyone's different answers. What a hoot to go get a Starbucks and sit and people watch at the mall on Christmas Eve... I bet you do see a lot of frantic people :)

Merry Christmas!!!

Sandra said...

I haven't done it yet, will get to it tomorrow though :)

Loved reading yours :)

BTW I got your christmas card...LOVED it, thank you so much :)

Barb said...

It tickles me to death to come back over here knowing I can finally leave the comment I started trying to leave two days ago.

See? No one likes fruitcake but me. Sigh.

I love your answers, Jen. It's like they just popped out and you didn't even have to think about them.

I think your dad reading the Christmas story on Christmas Eve is one of the nicest things I've seen out here yet. How blessed your family is.

Glass Half Full said...

Thanks for sharing!! We are back from being out of town. Catching up here....