Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tagged for Christmas!


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The lovely Lea, of Shabby Olde Potting Shed, tagged me for this cute Christmas meme. Please visit her blog and get to know her if you haven't already. She has such a heart for God and from the minute you start reading her, ya love her 'cause she's sooo down to earth and GENUINE! She's alot of fun! Thanks for tagging me along Lea!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
I like them both - but I will take the chocolate over egg nog anytime!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wrapped!
3. Colored light on house/tree or white?
White on the tree, none outside yet. =[ I would LOVE to get some of those old fashioned colored ones from way back in the day! Kind of like these:


4. Do you hang mistletoe?
I have a plastic one that is connected to a giant jingle bell...you can see it in one of the pics in an older post below.
5. When do you put your decorations up?
I like to start right after Thanksgiving, but this year it was a few days after when I started.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Probably the turkey or ham.
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
It was when we just moved to Fort Carson, Colorado. None of our Christmas decorations (or furniture) was there yet so we cut down our own tree and made all of the ornaments. I can still remember the pine cones that we found, glued and glittered. We also cut up some Coca Cola cans and made twisted ornaments (dad's idea), strung cranberry and popcorn...it was the best year ever.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
What truth? What do you mean? My dad always said that if you don't believe in Santa, there's no reason for there to be a gift from him under the tree or anything in the stockings...so, what was it you were asking? Hmmm? =]
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We have at my mother-in-law's, but we usually don't.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
It's lit up with white lights and we have gold ribbon wrapped around it and then we have ornaments from all of our years - since our first year of marriage. We exchange an ornament each year and try to get each of the kids one too.
11. Snow. Love it or dread it?
Love it if we're dressed up for it and can enjoy it!
12. Can you ice skate?
Kind of. I am really good at getting started and then going around and around really fast. LOL Stopping? Well, that's another subject!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I think my favorite childhood gift was a stereo or something like that, but my favorite Christmas gift ever? Hmmm...I don't think I have one favorite...
14. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?
That Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
My Grandma's cookies - all of them!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Probably reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve and then having Marco read the Christmas Story from the Bible and praying together as a family before we open the gifts on Christmas morning.
17. What tops your Christmas tree?
A gold star
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
GIVING!
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night
20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
Yum! I like the flavored ones they have these days too!
21. What do you want for Christmas?
I honestly can not think of any "material" thing that I really want for myself. For my home? Maybe. For my children? Definitely For my church? Lots of needs there...but for me? A happy, healthy family that is together.
22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
Just the ones we have at church.
23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's?
We open gifts in our PJ's and usually are in a "dressy casual" for Christmas dinner.
24. Do you own a Santa hat?
Oh, yes!
25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
Marco, the kids and sometimes we are with my side of the family and sometimes we are with his side of the family. This year, I am going to be blessed to have my dear grandmother with us!

Now, I'm supposed to tag five others.
I tag:

1 comment:

The Ballengers said...

nothing to do with your post - I just noticed how many people from other countries visit your blog!!! You are world-renowned, girl!! WOW! I'm impressed! :) I love reading your blog, so I can see why others do too. Love you.
Rachel