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Okay, a friend of mine sent me this cute little quiz. So today I'm answering the questions and tagging a few of my blogging friends at the bottom! Enjoy!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Well, the Colonel usually wraps the gifts, but if I have to its gift bags, sorry, don't have the patience anymore!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial...again, patience...I want the tree up the day after Thanksgiving and if we used a real one, it would be dead by Christmas.

3. When do you put up the tree? Day after Thanksgiving!

4. When do you take the tree down? Usually New Year's Day...ever since I was pregnant with Olivia, I have that tree down as soon as I can after Christmas. I must have been in that nesting phase that first Christmas when the tree was down and a few days later I went into labor with her, 6 weeks early!

5. Do you like eggnog? Oh my I love eggnog...YES! But I only just discovered it about 6 years ago. I grew up with eggnog at Christmas time, served it for my guests but never tried it until 6 years ago...what I was missing all those years!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? This is hard, but I love that designing set my brother gave me when I was in 6th grade. You can read about it here.

7. Hardest person to buy for? Well, it use to be my dad...would give anything to buy him a tie this year!

8. Easiest person to buy for? Probably my husband...he prints out pictures of what he wants.

9. Do You have a nativity scene? Yes...I love it...purchased it the year I was pregnant with Olivia and it cost around $50 and I remember thinking that was so much we didn't have, but I wanted to have one now that we were ready to have children.

10.Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail...but not this year, sorry.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A basket full of Easter soap at a WM Christmas party gift exchange...don't even ask.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Its A Wonderful Life...watched it for the first time last year with Olivia...she loved it!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? December 26th, does that surprise ANYONE??

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Well...see #11, just kidding...NOT.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My mother's rouladen...hadn't had it in years.

16. Lights on the tree? What a silly question...of course!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night, Mary Did You Know and Breath of Heaven.

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? I love to do Christmas but we take turns, so this year we're traveling!

19. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve...we started doing this last year because I hated rushing through opening them on Christmas morning, packing up and leaving the house to get somewhere or having to hurry up and clean up because company was coming. Much better Christmas Eve.

20. Person you think will not do this? My sister...she's way too busy to be tagged!

Tag...Liz, Sue, Beth, Sara, Becky, Deanie Vanessa and a new friend, Armchair Housewife
Just copy and paste the questions into your post and change the answers, of course!


  1. Hey wow! I was just coming over to check on your blog after you were so kind to leave a post, and I got tagged! Fun! It's my first "tag" since blogging.

    I wanted to say thanks for the encouraging comment and I haven't had a chance to read enough of your blog to figure out what branch your hubby is a Colonel in, but if the "WM" comment was any guess, I'm going to guess marines? If so, cool! My father and mother were both marines, my dad retired the year I graduated from high school as an E7, and my uncle retired a couple of years ago from the air force as an E9.

    Ok, off to do my 'tag'!

  2. I loved getting to know you better this way. Thanks for sharing. I've never responded to one of these questionnaires by email, but somehow in blogland it feels more personal and fun.

  3. Lois,

    Oh TOO funny! I was all in "military" mode of thinking and read "WM" and thought "Women Marines!" (My mom always refers to women marines as WMs to this day, even though that parlance went out a while ago). Haha.. any other time I probably would have thought "women's ministry". Just goes to show context is everything. :)

    And my name is Nicole! Nice to meet you!

  4. I don't know, maybe I will answer your tag....but it's been so busy here. Did you know Becca is on crutches!!! I still need to call mom and tell her. Today she went to school, I have to drive her and then bring her in, and pick her up....she's taking the elevator, with a buddy and her buddy has to help her with Becca's books which can be very hard for her buddy too.....oh well....busy, but I will try..........

  5. Egg nog: try coquito! Its really yummy and enough of it will get you drunk! LOL

  6. Thanks for tagging me. It was fun! Deanie


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