Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas MeMe

My blogging buddy Laura (and arch nemsis for this Saturday's SEC Championship game only) has this Christmas MeMe up...and since I am having a bit of a blue day today...I decided to participate with hopes that I can get back into the Christmas Spirit!

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

Hot Chocolate with mini marshmallows

Does Santa wrap the presents or are they just sitting under the tree?

Both…some gifts are wrapped but one or two really special gifts are left unwrapped for the kids to run too first. Every wrapped gift has to have a bow and / or ribbon too.

Colored or white lights?

White icicle lights along the roof edge with white lights on the landscape and multi colored lights on the Christmas tree. Absolutely no racing lights!!!

Do you hang mistletoe?

Yes…and everyone is required to follow tradition. Got to have the Christmas Kisses!

When do you put up your decorations?

They start going up right after Thanksgiving.

What is your favorite holiday dish, excluding dessert?

The fresh roasted turkey.

Favorite holiday memory as a child?

Spending Christmas vacations with my cousins…either at their house in Texas or our house in Florida.

When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?

What truth? Is there some secret about Santa that no one is telling me about?

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

Sometimes…and it is usually either Christmas PJs or if Christmas is on a Sunday…then a new outfit for Church.

How do you decorate your tree?

We have one tree with unbreakable ornaments that the kids decorate and can “play” with and one tree that has the other ornaments on it. We are also talking about putting one outside on the patio with weather-safe decorations.

Snow…love it or hate it?

Hate it! That is why I live in Sunny, FL!

Can you ice skate?

Yes…and I want to take Kyla skating this year.

Do you remember your favorite gift?

My princess cut diamond earrings from my husband shortly after Kyla was born…and my mother’s necklace that he gave me last year after Bryleigh was born.

What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?

Creating memories with my loved ones.

What is your favorite holiday dessert?

My father-in-law’s Pecan pie, my mother’s Peanut Butter Fudge, and my sister’s Cheesecake!

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Having the whole family spend the night so that we can all wake up together. The kids all sleep in the same room and can open up their stockings that Santa puts by their pillow. Then no earlier than 6am…they all shout “Merry Christmas” to wake the adults up.

What tops your tree?

A beautiful Angel that my Mother-in-law made for me.

Which do your prefer…giving…or receiving?

Giving. I love to see the facial expressions when they open up that special gift that I picked out just for them.

What is your favorite Christmas Song?

Silent Night

Candy canes…love ‘em or hate ‘em?

Love them!

What do you want for Christmas?

An external hard drive for my computer…running out of memory due to all of my photos!

Do you attend an annual Christmas Party?

At a dear family friends’ house on Christmas Eve. Their neighborhood is legendary in Sunny, FL because of the decorations, so people drive thru on Christmas Eve to look at the lights. Santa visits our friend’s party and talks to each of the children in the cars. My kids love being helps and tell everyone about it!

Do you dress up on Christmas or wear pjs all day?

PJs until after breakfast…then we dress up in new clothes for the rest of the day. Everyone also has to do a “fashion show”.

Do you own a Santa hat?


Who do you normally spend Christmas with?

Before my mother-in-law died, we spent every other Christmas with my in-laws. After her death, my father-in-law usually spends it with us…and my entire family.

So...what are your answers?


Laura said...

Woo-hoo!! You did it! Great answers!!

See ya this weekend!! ROLL TIDE!!!

Jennifer said...

UF must kick some 'Bama ASS this weekend, all I have to say. Yes, I am a Saban hater!

SarahHub said...

I love this post! You have some great traditions, and hearing about them puts me in the Christmas spirit!

Surf Girl said...

I love it - I just put a different one up on mine, but I like yours too! I may have to have two. :)
And, GO GATORS! Can't wait until tomorrow!!

Haute Mama said...

You may not want to hear this, but you don't need a new laptop, just an external drive to save your photos/video on. Plus, if your laptop ever gets a virus, the photos are fairly safe!

Pregnantly Plump said...

Glad to see you're back! It's always fun to read about Christmas traditions!

Jaina said...

Great Meme....loved reading all your answers. I'm seeing lots of people who have a "Christmas PJ's" tradition that I think I may have to adopt...