04 December 2012

December: Day 3

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper until the boys are big enough that the "joy" of tearing thru wrapping paper has worn off, then gift bags (hello EASIER).
2. Real tree or artificial? I really like the idea of a real tree because you don’t have to store it and it smells fantastic. But I don’t like having to buy a tree every year. A fake tree is nice because you have it for several years but it obviously looks fake and it takes up so much stinkin’ room. For now though we have a fake tree.
3. When do you put up the tree? I start thinking about it during Thanksgiving. When the tree actually materializes is anyone's guess.
4. When do you take the tree down? Depends on how ready I am to un-Christmas-orize my house.
5. Do you like eggnog? Not particularly. But my boys love it. Go figure.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Since my birthday is 4 days before Christmas I'm having a hard time separating the two but I think my charm bracelet.
7. Hardest person to buy for? Stuart. He already has everything he wants.
8. Easiest person to buy for? Turbo. J

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No and I want to steal my sister’s.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail!!! I LOVE sending out Christmas cards and I LOVE displaying received cards. Plus I take all the pictures and put them on my picture board for the year.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Isn’t it the thought that counts?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas. I could sing to that all day long.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I pretty much do all my shopping online (thank you Amazon free super saver shipping!) but I try and start at the beginning of December.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yup.
15. Favorite thing to about Christmas? The season. The lights. The music. The decorations. The giving. The reminder of Jesus.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Staying home is so nice but if need be we’ll travel.
19. Can you name all of Santas' reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Doner, Blitzen, Rudolph. (totally just sang it to get them all)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Depends on what I have-last year it was a bow.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both. One present on Christmas Eve and all the rest and ones from Santa Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The weather-it’s not even cold! Stinkin’ south Texas.
23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color? I like the "traditional" and simple themes-all silver, all gold.
24. Favorite for Christmas Dinner? Pistachio salad. Mmm.
25. What do you want to do for Christmas this year? Sanity. For reals.
26. Favorite Christmas tradition growing up? Waking up at crack-o-dawn-thirty, passing out gifts, opening presents together, having homemade cinnamon rolls, then curling up on the couch for a long winter's nap. Fantastic.
27. Favorite tradition now? Driving around town on Christmas Eve in our pajamas to look at Christmas lights.
28. Favorite Christmas Memory? See numbers 26 & 27