Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Tag....

So I lost the battle yesterday with decorating for Christmas so instead I saw this tag on another blog and thought I would get into the mood a little bit. I am working on christmas music for the blog...and really I just need to keep working on Jeff maybe if I bring one thing in at a time he won't notice?? Hmmmm now I am on to something.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

I usually do wrapping paper I love to have a theme and choose two kinds of paper with LOTS of bows....really it is my only time to do bows!!

2. Real tree or Artificial?

Artificial...this was a struggle for me growing up I ALWAYS had a real tree. But now that I have a fake one I like it because I could put it up in July if I wanted....ha ha now that would be great!

3. When do you put up the tree?

Monday after thanksgiving....really I would love to do after Halloween

4. When do you take the tree down?

It varies but usually after New Years

5. Do you like egg nog?

Oh no way!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

hmmm I would have to say either my red scooter or my child doll. You know the one that had your same eye color. I loved that thing!!

7. Do you have a nativity scene?

I do. Willow tree....I LOVE it...I need to get the rest of the pieces for it but I have the important stuff.

8. Hardest person to buy for?

mmmm...Jeff he is happy with movies and cds and I feel like that is never enough because it doesn't take a whole lot of thought!

9. Easiest person to buy for?

Definitely the kids
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Mail them! And I love getting them in return, I hang them on my kitchen cupboards....hint hint I want christmas cards from all of you!!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

Sorry J but the year we moved to Cali we didn't have any money or time to shop but he got me a Britney Spears cd....I know I went through that stage in college but I was prego with Noah and was like dancing on counter days is over...thanks Nauvoo house and coyte ugly...ahh memories.

12 . Favorite Christmas movie?

umm....Elf...I do want to see the new one with Vince and Reese....oh and as I kid I LOVED the Very Brady Christmas special seriously can I get a copy of that?

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

I try to do it after halloween so that I can spread it out a little.

14 . Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

Ummm...yes....regifting got me through some odd ones...sorry it is true.

15. Any Christmas traditions?

We always get new jammies and an ornament. All my boys have a first Christmas ornament from Dland...oh and yes Ryder and Sawyer's are the same...they ran out last year so I bought his this year and put the date on it. Umm I am sure I could think of more but ya know.

16 . Clear lights or colored on the tree?

Colored....I love the colored lights.

17. Favorite Christmas song?

O holy night....always makes me cry and for fun Hark the Herald Angels know with the gospel choir...I can't wait!!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

Travel, but this year we are spending our first christmas eve together and then doing our own morning thing and then driving to my parents....I am really excited about doing breakfast and seeing my kids first thing.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers?

Dasher, Dancer, prancer,vixen, commet and cupid donner and blitzen...oh and rudolph I can only say it IF I sing the song in my head!1

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

either star or sometimes a bow.

21 . Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Umm usually we are with Jeff's dad and family on Christmas Eve so we celebrate and open year when we didnt go to his Dad's he was very sad that he didn't get to open a present.

22. Favorite thing for Christmas dinner? mmmm I love mashed potatoes the really fatty ones with cream cheese, sour cream and all that good I am hungry...I don't enjoy HAM not a fan of the traditional easter/christmas ham!!

Okay that almost got some of my Christmasitis out but not so much....haha I think that everyone should do this!!!


karin said...

You are cracking me up, seriously. Maybe when I get back I will do this.

Bethany said...

Sorry about the puke - that is never fun! Last year Rachel and Jack passed Rota virus back and forth. It was literally 6 days before I left the house!

I say to put up Christmas now! Last year I didn't take Halloween down until this time so I just put up Christmas. I saved the tree for after Thanksgiving, but the rest was up. I have the Willow Tree nativity also - love it! My favorite Christmas decoration.

Wells Family said...

Love the Christmas stuf going on. Baby it's cold outide is one of my favorite songs! My family givves me a lot of crap because I watch Christmas movies ALL year long, and i would like to decorate for Christmas right after Halloween, but my mom says I need to wait till after Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the pilgrams and stuff, but i just love the sound, smell, and feeling that christmas in the air brings.

Proud new Parents! said...

I love that you have changed your background to Christmas already! You have inspired me to possibly do the same :). Got your comment, and I was updating myself by reading your blog and I'm gonna call you THIS week! We will be in town for Christmas so we have to get together!