Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Questions and Answers~

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I like both but I like a wrapped gifts the best!

2. Real tree or Artificial?
For sure ~a real Christmas tree~I love the smell!

3. When do you put up the tree?
This year due to my trip to Washington a week before Christmas.
See our magical tree shopping moment below~lol!
Normally I put it up on Black Friday.

4. When do you take the tree down?
Beings this year I put it up so late it will stay up a week or so after Christmas.
In most years past it comes down the day after Christmas.
I decorate the house for New Years ~clean fresh and full of snow flakes to
be replaced with Valentine decorations.
So I keep some greenery up until after Valentines Day.
It brightens the long Missouri winter.

5. Do you like eggnog?
To tell you the truth I have not tried it since I was a teenager.
I didn't like it then. I buy it for my family because they all like it.
I have some in my fridge~maybe I will try it again!

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
My Baby Alive Doll~it was the very first year they came out!
I remember sitting under the Christmas tree that night
with only the Christmas lights on~ feeding and changing her diaper!

7. Hardest person to buy for?
My Brian~

8. Easiest person to buy for?
My Mom

9. Do You have a nativity scene?
Yes~maybe I will take a picture for you.
My Brian's Grandmother made and painted it. She is such a great painter.
It is one of my prized treasures! She painted it in bright colors ~
which reminds me of her . She has always been so full of fun and color.

10.Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail...but not this year, sorry.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I just can't think of any! I am blessed!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Its A Wonderful brings me warm and fuzzy memories!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
December 26Th, does that surprise ANYONE!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Only if I have to!.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
The traditional Christmas ham, mashed potatoes, 7 layer salad, fresh cranberry relish~yum!

16. Lights on the tree?
On the tree? I have lights on all four of my trees and everywhere else!

17.Travel at Christmas or stay home?
We will have a nice quiet Christmas at home.
Each year I put out a Christmas puzzle on the coffee table and we all work on it each time we sit still.
I have not yet found one this year. I am going to work on that today!
Our big Christmas with Family will be the next day at my Mothers.
I love spending it with all my family!

18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Contrary to my children's wishes every year to cheat and open gifts early~
It is always Christmas morning before my chickens are awake!
I am a "It has to be the day~ Girl."



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