Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas favorties

MERRY CHRISTMAS! to everybody. I thought I would do a little holiday tag game. It will be fun to find out everyones holiday favorites.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? HOT CHOCOLATE!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa haspresents that show up unwrapped on Christmas morning
4. Do you hang mistletoe? I have looked for some and I can't findany....but we did when I was little
5. When do you put your decorations up?Thanksgiving break always have its atradition in my family.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? green been caserole..but thecookies are really...but I can't count it as a "holiday dish"
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: my dad had a friend that would showup to our country house...dressed as santa and we would take pictures...Inever realized he would come on Christmas eve.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?What are you talkingabout? What truth? he lives at the north pole and brings me gifts everyyear.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We have immediate familyChristmas on Christmas eve...then the whole family on Christmas day. (thatis what we did when we were little) Now we just find a day that everyonecan get together....that is Christmas...whatever day that is we openpresents.10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?White lights, ribbon, all theornaments both Adrian and My mom has given us since we were born. We bothhave alot....I am still looking for a star that doesn't weigh 20 ibs. Ialso have a tree skirt on the list to buy at after christmas sales.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I LOVE it!!!! when i don't have to drivein it. Especially when it is falling like I am in a snow globe.
12. Can you ice skate? I try...I can with a hockey stick. it gives me
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? this is going to sound crazy...butI really loved bologna and cheese sandwiches with miracle whip. I knowgross huh? well I asked santa for it. I got a note in my stocking thatsaid my present was in the frig...when I went there it was with my name onit on the top shelf. Bologna, cheese slices, and miracle whip. I was soexcited.
14. What\'s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? The truemeaning and sharing it with friends and family.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?Cup cookies, ritz crakers with peanut butter and Chocolate almond bark...mmmmmmm
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? putting up the tree with mymom, i miss that.
17. What tops your tree? Nothing...everything is toooooooo heavy
18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? giving. it love thereactions
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Christmas shoes
20. Candy Canes? love them

I am tagging Christy, Darcy, Natalie and Gretchen

Have a happy New year. I know I will I got a new job. Thanks for everyone who has been praying for us and my endeavor into finding a new job. I greatly appreciate all of it.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Enjoying life.

Well we have been enjoying life lately. We have been busy. Our church this year decided to celebrate advent so I have been busy planning that with three other ladies. It has been great fun getting to know some new people at church. Last saturday we decorated the church all day. Then I came home to get ready for Adrian's Christmas party. This is a story in itself. So I had nothing to wear. the dress from Stace's wedding had spots on it and the Drycleaners got most of them out but there were still a few. So I wasn't excited about wearing my tatoo showed and that is not the impression i wanted to be sending to Adrian's bosses. So earlier in the week I ordered a few things from JcPenny's. i rush shipped it so it would be hear in time. Let's just say it got here today Tuesday December 5th...the party was Saturday December 2nd. Gretchen ended up saving my butt and loaned me a black poncho. it was so warm and cute. I loved it. (it even covered the spots) the dress I ordered was really cute too and it could be formal or semi I am tempted to keep it. We'll see. his party went well, he got a little intoxicated. When everything is free it is hard not too. but me sober and him tipsy is not a good combo. It was a late night and an early morning.

Advent the next morning went really well. Our focus was Hope...we heard from the mom's that were expecting and got a close look into the personal thoughts of one first time mom. It was really heart warming and touching. Truely enjoyable and thought provoking.

Today I put up Christmas decorations. This year since we are heading home to Minnesota..we decided against a tree. We also didn't want to fight Macy...(she loves pine sap). So I put up the charlie brown christmas tree in a tin can that adrian had given me for my apartment. It is cute. with our garland and stockings it has some christmas spirit. Plus the sugar cookie candle always makes it smell like christmas. I love it. I love this season. Such a season of Love and Joy. 19 days until I go Home....Minnesota here I come. I cannot wait. The countdown begins.