Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Blogger

I have turned into a friday blogger.  Better something than nothing, right?

This past week has FLOWN by. I can't believe it is already the weekend. This one is jam packed.  We have two christmas parties, a family christmas gathering, baking, wrapping, last minute shopping (just two things)
and a friend coming into town. Phew. I am already tired just thinking about it.  I plan on sleeping in on saturday so that I am refreshed for the crazy fun filled weekend. 

I saw this survery (I haven't done one since college) on one of my favorite blogs and decided to do one of my own. Without futher ado:

25 Questions: Holiday Style

•Eggnog or hot chocolate?

Hot Chocolate (newly Hot Dark Chocolate Almond Milk, so delicious)

•Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

Wraps a different paper than anything else!

•Colored lights on tree/house or white?

My favorite are white everywhere, that is what I grew up with. But colored lights on trees are growing on me.

•Do you hang mistletoe?

No, but my grandparents do, so it holds a special place in my heart.

•When do you hang your decorations up?

Varies, usually within a week of Thanksgiving

•What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

Lasagna, I eat it both at my Mom's and my Grandparents.

•Favorite holiday memory as a child?

Going to midnight mass. I have been going with my mom since I was 10.

•What is on your Christmas wish list?

The number one thing was definitely a new winter coat.

•Do you open a gifts on Christmas Eve?

Always get a new pair of PJs

•How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

With lights and ornaments. Lots of random ones. I like when the tree has personality much better than when it looks like it should be in a department store.

•Snow? Love it or dread it?

Both. Love it but I can wait until January to have it!

•Real tree or fake tree?

Fake, I'm allergic to pine. It's ok, you can laugh. ;-)

•Do you remember your favorite gift?

I don't know that I necessarily had one favorite over all the years. I am sure I had a favorite each year. I usually like the thoughtful gifts that you don't expect.

•What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?

Spending time with LOTS of family and now all of my and Brent's traditions starting to combine into our traditions.

•What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Cookies :-) Just traditional Chocolate Cuip will always be my favorite. I also love Thumbprint cookie with raspberry jam.

•What is your favorite tradition?

Christmas morning. We take our time opening presents, eating danishes or cinnamon rolls and just hanging out.

•What tops your tree?

At my mom's an angel. At my house a star. But I would like to find a new angel tree topper for next year.

•Do you prefer giving or receiving?

I love giving gifts and seeing the looks on peoples faces. It's always nice when you get a really thoughtful gift as well.

•What is your favorite Christmas song?

That's hard...I love Silent Night at church, The Chipmunk Christmas Song in the car.

•Candy canes, yuck or yum?

Eh...I like the baby ones. But I usually eat about one a year.

•Favorite Christmas movie/show?

I love Charlie Brown Christmas.

•What do you leave for Santa?

Mile and Cookies

•Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?

Stockings first, then gifts one at a time per person, then breakfast and looking through everything 1000 more times.

•Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?

Both, I just love to shop.

•Christmas letter or Christmas card?

Card. And I love getting ones with pictures on them.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Close to a month

It has been close to a month since I last blogged. Work has been busier, I have been addicted to pinterest and save the date creating and I just haven't been super inspired to wrtie. 

But, I am really excited for the upcoming weekend. I feel like the christmas season is starting to get in full swing.  Tomorrow night we are going to see some good friends, and an even better band.  It's our Christmas celebration of sorts with them since after this we probably won't see them until after the holidays!

Saturday is Brent's work christmas party! I am excited to attend our first christmas party of the year. It will be fun to get all dressed up (even though it will be in the 20's that night). 

After this weekend I feel like we will blink and christmas will be here. I only have one more christmas present to buy and I am officially done!

One more thing...

Happy Birthday to Michelle :-) Have a great day! Let's celebrate with some skinny girl sangria soon! <3 you