Friday, November 21, 2008

Today I am thankful for...

My internet friends that tag me to do these fun "surveys"

Getting to Know Me...Christmas Edition

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper! While I do use gift bags for showers, etc. I don't use them for Christmas. Half the fun of Christmas morning is getting lost in the piles of wrapping paper!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real. I love the smell, the watering, the whole sh'bang of a real tree. I do NOT want to cut one down though, I'm way too picky about what my tree looks like & was not happy the 1 year we did cut it.

3. When do you put up the tree? Ummm, whenever we have the $ to buy one! LOL Usually around the 2nd week of Dec. Ideally, I would like to wait until after Bub's b day, but that's cuttin it way too close for me.

4. When do you take the tree down? When it's dead? :) Usually the first week of January sometime. I actually like to take it down right after New Years. By that time, I'm ready to have my house back to "normal"

5. Do you like eggnog? Non-alcoholic, yes, but mixed with Sprite! YUM!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Boom Box, my BIG Barbie Dream house, the one that was "open" & just have plastic "poles" to separate the cardboard "floors", Oh, & the "silky" nighty I got from my now DH for my 1st or 2nd Christmas. LOL

7. Hardest person to buy for? My DH!!! I HATE buying for him. My mom is another hard one, if I had $ to spend, she would be easier. Hopefully next year!

8. Easiest person to buy for? The Princess. How do you go wrong with a 2yo little girl? LOL

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yep, a few. My "nice" one I leave out all year long in my hutch, I LOVE it! I so wish I would have gotten some of my mom's before she got rid of them, she has collected them for years & I would have loved some of hers, 1 in particular.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, when we can afford to send them out. I also love receiving them in the mail.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Hmmm, I don't know, I can't think of anything off the top of my head...

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Hmmm, another hard one. I like the Polar Express, & also the Home Alone movies, those are fun to watch with the kids. I'm sure there are more, but that's what is coming to mind right now.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I try to do a little throughout the year & then "finish up" (do the big stuff) the day after Thanksgiving.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so, not that I can remember anyway.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? It used to be G'mas German cookies, Yummy! Now... not really sure I have a favorite to be honest with you. SInce we've been married, my fav Christmas meal is actually... pizza, but that's just because I love the causal, eat all day kind of thing.

16. Lights on the tree? Yep, but ONLY if they are clear & NOT blinking. Sorry Carrie, but I HATE blinking lights. I only like colored lights outside on the rooftops, inside, on my tree, clear, that way they don't take away from the fun ornaments.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Angels we have heard on high. LOVE that song.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? Stay home, I refuse to spend Christmas morning anywhere other than my own home. When we lived in Eugene, we actually would drive the 3 hours to come here, but not until we did the fun morning stuff at home first. Now that we're here, Hubby's family comes to our house & it's perfect! (They come in the afternoon & then go home that night).

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers? Of course, (but only while I'm singing)! LOL

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Ummm, we used to use a star, now we use a snowman.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? This will be the first year that my boys won't open jammies on Christmas Eve, (only the Princess gets to do that), but we always open everything else Christmas morning, bright & early (as soon as the last child is awake) LOL

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Probably the lack of $. I would love to be able to spend & do what I want for everyone I want to do for, but I can't. This year is going to be the hardest for me $ wise, so I'm really struggling getting into any kind of "Christmas spirit".

23. What theme or color are you using? No theme here, my mom did that while we were growing up, I'll leave the "themes" to her. I have a mod podge of "things" & that's what we decorate with. I would love to do all snowmen, but can't, so we make do with what we have & are happy with it. Under the tree, I do try to do mainly snowmen paper, does that count? LOL

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I said this above & yes, I'm completely serious, my favorite Christmas dinner is pizza!

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Oh, I can come up with lots of things LOL. I'm not saying anything out loud though, we aren't exchanging gifts this year, so doesn't really matter.

Ok, since Carrie tagged me, I'll go ahead & tag a few people too... let's see, this time I'll go with...
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CloverGirl said...

I just posted this but didn't see that you tagged me. I just stole it from Beth.

I also hadn't seen your post about your mom, so there. LOL!

It was nice to read about your Christmas.

mimi said...

Thanks Brenda lol... I love reading tags, you get to learn all kinds of fun stuff :) I'm running out the door to go to Utah, I'll be back Tuesday,and I'll do this fun tag then...Have a Great weekend !!!!!!!

MidniteScrapper said...

Fun! I love your answers. =]