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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This has been going around and I thought it was CUTE:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? 

Well, the Colonel usually wraps the gifts and he does such a great job!  
I tend to use gift bags.  
I just don't have the patience. 

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?
The 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 word...do I love eggnog...YES! 
But I only just discovered it a few 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. 
I once had a dream 0f being a fashion designer. 

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 and I love it!

I purchased it the year I was pregnant with Olivia and it cost around $50 
and I remember thinking that was so much money...money 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.  
I have never heard of emailing Christmas cards!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? 


A basket full of Easter soap at a Ladies Christmas party gift exchange at church. 
Don't even ask.
And it looked NOTHING like this picture.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? 


Its A Wonderful Life.
AND Christmas with The Cranks.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? 


I used to love to start shopping December 26th, 
but lately I keep putting it off.
AND I hardy have any gifts purchased YET.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? 

Well...see #11, just kidding...NOT.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? 

Rouladen, a German dish.

16. Lights on the tree? 

What a silly question...of course!

17.Travel at Christmas or stay home? 

I love having Christmas Day here at our house,
but it's a drive for most of our family.

18. Open the presents Christmas Eve 
or morning?
Christmas Eve...we started doing this 4 years ago 
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. 



Let me know if you want to post your 
answers on your blog.
I promise to come for a visit.

I'll probably come for a visit anyway!
I love my blogging friends!

On the menu at our house tonight...

Michael has his football banquet and awards ceremony tonight.
So I'm defrosting...

There will be treats and cake after the awards ceremony.

Enjoy your day!


10 comments :

  1. Fun questions! I love your husband's idea :) Rouladen looks awesome!

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  2. So nice to get to know you better through your answers!

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  3. My favorite movie is It's A Wonderful Life too. A lot of my answers are the same as yours. I don't send out cards anymore via the mail (sorry).

    Something interesting you have a Shoe Buy ad at the bottom of your page with the type of shoes I was looking at yesterday on Shoebuy.

    Is everyone getting Shoebuy - THe Converse One Star or do they link our blogs somehow.

    Any way I'm glad they all come to your house. Bet it is wonderful.

    Love,
    sandie

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  4. I think that lady thought she was going to the spring luncheon. Wonder what she took for a gift to that?

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  5. I am with you on #17. I love to stay home for Christmas... but there is always someplace we have to be. Oh well.... life goes on.

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  6. Loved the questions and your answers
    I would have answered a lot of them the same. I however do not put up the tree till Dec 1st.I guess that is a childhood habit that I just outgrew. LOL
    We are having the kids at our place this yr so that will be nice.
    Hugs

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  7. What a fun post!! I'll have to do it tomorrow, I just posted for today. lol

    We just had Italian wedding soup yesterday!

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  8. I love this post and I am going to give it a try now. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Laura

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  9. What a fun list. I must say I almost always do gift bags too. When I was a child, I would try to conn my sibblings into doing my wrapping for me.

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  10. I love the questions and answers, it's a fun way to get to know bloggers better!
    I haven't seen Christmas with the Cranks, I'll have to look for it.
    Do you make your own eggnog or do you buy it already made?

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