Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas at our house

I saw this on Kami's blog and I thought it was fun, so here's a little about Christmas at my house:

About the TREE....
1.When do you put up the Christmas tree? sometime the 1st week of December
2. Real or fake? Real. Mark and I wanted to get a fake one this year, but Emily was adamant that we get a real one.
3. Lights? What color? Multi colored and white
4. Garland? Yes, we have silver garland.
5. Theme or no theme? No. We have a lot of snowflake ornaments, but mostly kid-made ones are on our tree. We have started to buy personalized ornaments at the mall every year. We love those.
6. What kind of topper? A star,
7. What's your favorite ornament? The one I bought this year. It is a Christmas tree with 6little faces on it. Each face is wearing a Santa Hat with our name on it.
8. What does your tree skirt look like?It isn't even visible, but it is blue and silver.
9. Where do you put your tree? This year we have two. One is all white and pre-lit with multi colored lights. (Target 90% off last year) That is in the front window. Our real tree is in the family room.
10. Who decorates the tree?we all do.
11.What's "under" the tree?Presents!
12. Do you put candy canes on your tree?No. Katie is a foodie and would be asking for them all the time.

About the FOODS....
1. What's your favorite Christmas cookie? I like Mrs. Lopez's Christmas cut-out cookies with her delicious frosting. (Is that too specific?)
2. Do you bake cookies and give them away? Yes! We will be working on that tomorrow and Saturday.
3. Any candy or food you only have at Christmas time? Not really
4. What do you eat Christmas EVE? We are having family over for Christmas Eve, so we better figure this one out soon!
5. What do you eat on Christmas day? Ham at mom's house!
6. Do you like Eggnog?no!
7.. Do you like candy canes? Yes! I

1. Where do you hang your stockings? On the plant shelf in the living room.
2. Do you put lights on your house? Yes. All blue this year.
3. Got any outside lawn decorations? No
4. Do you put up a nativity? Ours broke and we haven't replaced it. I would like to get a Willow Tree one.
5. Do you hang mistletoe over the door? yes
6. Got a wreath on your front door? Two. One for each door.
7. How long does it take you to decorate? A week. We do a little each day.

About the movies
1 . Favorite Children's Christmas TV show/cartoon?Hmmm Not sure
2. Favorite Christmas Movie - Elf!

1. Do you go to church on Christmas or Christmas Eve? 6-7pm on Christmas Eve.
2. Have you ever gone Caroling? Yes, but no plans for it this year. I may wrangle up some friends and family and go this yera.
3. Favorite Christmas Carol? God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. Do you believe in Santa?Not sure what this one means?
5. Do you leave Santa cookies? Yes
6. Do you make a "list"? a list of what to buy everyone-yes. I make lots of them.
7..Do you shop on Black Friday? Are you kidding me? One of my favorite days of the year!
8. ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS? Yes, but I want to enjoy every minute until it gets here!


carole said...

Now I know some more things about you.. ha ha

Kami Gimenez said...

Oh Tab! I loved your answers! That's so funny about Katie being a foodie!
I love you guys and miss you too!

Sherry said...

About the TREE....
1.When the girls were younger we would put it up Dec. 15. But now it gets earlier and earlier every year.
2. Definitely Real. Although we did have a fake one for a few years. I love the smell of fresh cut trees.
3. For the past 7 years, all white. Before that we had colored.
4. No
5. Of course, the Christmas Theme. :-)
6. A star. I can relate to what you wrote Kami. That's something you and your sisters would do if we tried to change anything.
7. An old bell or one with mine and Yale and the 4 girls names on it.
8. A white sheet with gold fabric on top. I want to make a special one.
9. By the front window so when you're driving down the street you can see it.
10. Now it's just me, but Sarah helped me some this year. We use to all decorate it together and play Christmas music and then have cinamon rolls after. Memories. :-)
11.Lots and lots of presence. I love it.
12. No

About the FOODS....
1. That's a hard one...I think the peanut butter cookies with a hershey kiss on top. Or the soft sugar cookie that's pinched in the middle with a little dab of fruit in the middle.
2. I use to but now I make Fudge to give away.
3. Chocolate covered cherries. mmmm
4. a nice Christmas Eve dinner.
5. A special Honey Kut Ham dinner with all the fixin's with all the family here (well, most of them, whoever's not here they are here in spirit and in my heart.
6. Yes, I love eggnog but I have'nt had any yet this year.
7. Yes, love candy canes.

1. We don't hang stockings anymore. I think we'll do that next year.
2. Yes, I love Christmas lights. Especially when you're walking in at night and it's so lit up.
3. yes, lots of lights. A blow up Nativity, a plastic childs nativity and a blow up Frosty.
4. Yes, I collect Nativity Sets. I have 14 set up in the house and two outside. I have 4 for the children to set up and play with.
5. YES!
6. Yes, I even have several wreaths on the inside doors.
7. A couple of days.

About the movies/shows
1 . Prancer, Miracle on 34th Street.
2. It's A Wonderful Life.
3. It's a Wonderful Life

Other Christmas things....
1. Luke 2
2. No
3. Yes, Winkler Road Baptist Church for Christmas Eve Service. It is so nice, the lights are low or there is candlelight and the music is soft and the whole church is decorated so nicely.
4. Yes!
5. Silent Night, A Tiny Little Baby, Away in a Manger. O Holy Night. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
6. I did when I was little but I also knew the true meaning of Christmas. When I found out there really wasn't a Santa...I just couldn't believe it. but I wasn't warped or anything like that.....or wait....maybe I am, maybe that's my problem. :-)
7. No, not anymore. I'm the one that always ate them when the girls would leave anything out.
8. Yes, I love Christmas Lists. I even have saved a few from when the kids and Grandkids were younger. I always try to listen throughout the year for hints on what everyone would like to have or someday get and then get that for them...sometimes it's not on their Chrismas List.
9. Of Course...I love it. This year though I had been sick, I wanted to go so badly. When Tabitha came to pick me up at 4 a.m. I just couldn't make it. I was crying but Yale and the girls were all so thoughtful. Tabitha, Taylin, Bethany & Meisha (Keela had to leave to get ready for work) came back with breakfast at 6:30 to pick up Mother and I and then I was able to go. :-)
10.I've got my packages mailed and most of the presents bought. Still havent done my Christmas cards. Got some wrapping to do. I love wrapping gifts. Taylin comes over to help me, we fix us a coke and put on It's A Wonderful Life.

I love Christmas Time.
I wish the whole family could be together. Maybe next year.

Timothy said...

I liked reading what you wrote Mom. Next year we will do a bell choir.....