Yes, it's a bit early still, but if you know me, you know how much I LOVE CHRISTmas!! As a matter of fact my Dear God ornament for this year says, "Dear God, I JUST LOVE CHRISTMAS!" My anniversary is tomorrow and then will come Thanksgiving, my birthday, Jaden's birthday, Jesus's birthday, and finish up with Tommy's birthday two days after Christmas! So this is a very busy, exciting, fun and happy time of year at my house. Or as I like to sing, "Tis the season to be broke...fa la la la la..."
I just can't wait until CHRISTmas!
1.Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper. What's the fun of pulling something out of a bag for a kid? Each of our children have their own wrapping paper so they can quickly spot each of their gifts under the tree. I'm sure this year all the wrapping paper will be Disney themed.
2.Real tree or Artificial?
I prefer real, but until the kids are bit older I'll stick with artificial!
3.When do you put up the tree?
the day after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down?
New Year's Day
5. Do you like eggnog?
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Cabbage Patch Kid
7. Hardest person to buy for?
this year it is Dacey... she has announced that she is too old for toys, but is still too young for make-up and clothes... I have no idea what I'm going to get her!
8. Easiest person to buy for?
Isaac... he'll just take one of everything, thank you very much!
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, it is rather small, but I bought it one of the first Christmas's after Tommy and I were married and I still put it up every year.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail...I LOVE CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
hmmm, I'll have to think on that one!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Oh goodness, I love Christmas movies, but my all time favorites are It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street (the newer one).
I love watching the 25 days of Christmas on Fox Family every year and of course the Christmas movies on Hallmark!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Over the summer... when you have as many kids as I do and all of their birthdays fall in the three months before Christmas, you have to plan ahead!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Cherry Pie Salad and Pecan Pie
16. Lights on the tree?
LOTS of bright, multi-colored lights
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Oh Holy Night as sung by Martina McBride and Sometimes Christmas Makes Me Cry by Mandisa and Matthew West... both songs move me to tears every time I hear them!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
it is my preference to be at home... of course we always enjoy eating lunch at Momma's
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
Well yeah! I have four small kids... it's a job requirement!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Star... although Dacey really wants me to buy a Tinkerbell tree topper this year... don't think that's going to happen.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Christmas Eve at Nana's then at home on Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
people who aren't celebrating for the right reason and don't really have the CHRISTmas spirit
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
our ornaments are very eclectic. each year we each get a new one. this year we've each gotten two new ones... a disney one and a "dear god" one... we have everything from tonka trucks to m&m's to golden retrievers to crosses on our tree and I LOVE IT!!
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
Turkey and dressing, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, deviled eggs, rolls
25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
Tommy to be recovered from his Christmas Eve-Eve surgery with good results!
***UPDATE:I had so much fun doing this that I quizzed the kids separately with the same questions. None of them read mine or each others answers until after they had done their own. The results were a lot of fun! You can check them out at their blogsites: Southern Jewel, Bibleman, Sharkbait.***