Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holiday Thursday 13

Well, it's Thursday and that means it's time for you to know 13 things about I want to do it Holiday style....

13 Things I love about Christmas!!!!!!

1. My Christmas Tree....I love to turn it on first thing in the morning. I love looking at it while I read the paper.

2. Shopping...I love to shop for other's a great feeling buying for others.

3. feels great having people over to eat...and cooking certain special meals just for them. I meal plan for these things a month in advance.

4. My children's faces on Christmas Day....the presents in the living room are everywhere...they just are so overwhelmed with excitement..this year lil Miller will get to have this wonderful feeling of being a child.

5. Programs at church are always brings people a little closer and listening to the Christmas story is like a breath of fresh air.

6. Christmas parties are so fun...seeing people you haven't seen in awhile and getting a chance to hear how they are doing....eating great food and dancing....we love to do this.

7. Driving around looking at Christmas lights....this is tradition in our family.

8. I enjoy wrapping presents in front of the Christmas Tree while drinking Hot Chocolate this is something I love to do while listening to Christmas music

9. Of course it wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't go to the mall on Christmas Eve and watch all the crazy people while drinking my Starbucks would it?

10. Sending Christmas cards is a huge favorite for me.....I send around 70...yes I'm nuts. And yes the post office hates me. I wait until 12/19 to mail them.

11. I love walking into my mom's house on Christmas Eve....the house always smells so good.

12. Coffee always tastes and smells better on Christmas morning and Scott and I always have special creamer just for Christmas.

13. And of course it's Jesus Christ's birthday...and this I'm eternally grateful for.......

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas....I will post on Miller tomorrow afternoon. His surgery is 6am...eastern time....thank you all for your prayers and great friendship...I'm thankful and blessed for you all....


Karla said...

I'm sure you cold have gone on with more than 13 things! I love Christmas too and for all of those reasons as well!

My T13 is my 100 things about me (coincided with T13 day)

Merry Christmas and blessings,

Barb said...

What a wonderful Thursday Thirteen, Jen. This is a universal list, I think. I could have written all of these except the special creamer part. No creamer in my coffee.

Sweet Miller is in my prayers. I'm sure you all just want to get this done and have it behind you.

Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful little family. Your friendship has been such a blessing to me.

mom of 2 said...

Cute list! You are brave to go to the mall on Christmas eve!! The mall near us would be INSANE on Christmas eve!!! The traffic around it is horrific just on regular weekends!

Hope all goes well with Miller tomorrow!!!!

Christina said...

I really liked this one. I love turning on my tree lights first thing in the morning also.

PS Yes I am going to be one of those crazy people you watch on Christmas eve again this year. I think it has actually become a tradition for me. This year I have to try to fit it in around the church candlelight service, but I will try my hardest to do just that.

Chappyswife said...

Hi, Jen. Thinking of you & Miller - praying all goes smoothly & very well tomorrow. God bless you all!!!

Cece said...

What a great post, Jen! I swear I could've written the exact same thing. I truly love Christmas. I love seeing the family, the traditions, the kids' faces and excitiment! And of course, the extra day or two off from work is always nice. ;-)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I will for sure be praying for Miller, and peace of mind for you, too!

Cmommy said...

I wish my husband drank coffee--it's not as fun when I make it just for me.

Prayers for you all in the morning! C

Ravenbajan said...

Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours.

I'm not sure what he is going in for, but I hope all goes well with your son's surgery tomorrow and wish him a speedy recovery.