I got this from mailto:Mary@Mary. I thought I would give it a try. This is my first Meme. I did have to have my dear friend and interior blogging decorator to help me with it. If you want to participate feel free to do it.
1. Christmas is Love. (Fill in the blank with ONE WORD)
2. In memories, what was the best part of your Christmases past?
I would have to say that the best part of Christmases past would be a couple of years ago when hubby was out on the road. We had gotten a big snow here and I didn't think he was going to be able to make it home for our Christmas Eve Gatherings. He took his time and he made it home Christmas Eve Day. I was so happy. That was all I was wanting for Christmas that year. My Christmas Wish came true to me that year. PRAISE GOD!!!!
3. Was Santa ever good to you? (Describe how and what)
Hmmm, well now I do believe that Santa is good to me everyday. Santa is gone all week to bring home money so we can pay bills. If we ever have any extra, then Santa takes real good of Momma!!!! He may get me a piece of jewlery or an outfit if Santa can afford it. I try not to break Santa's Bank. LOL.
4. Do you open gifts Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or both?
In the past we have opened gifts on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year is going to be different tho. There will be no gifts for adults at our house this year. The only gifts will be for the girls. Times have been very hard on us this year.
5. Is there something you make each and every year? (Craft or Recipe)
Well I always have had to make my homemade Chicken and Dressing for one of our family gatherings at my In-Laws. No one can make it and they always tell me mine is the best.
6. What is your favorite five (5) Christmas songs/hymns?
1. I'll Be Home for Christmas
2. Silent Night, Holy Night
3. Mary Did You Know
4. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
5. Away in a Manger
7. Is there a new tradition for Christmas since your childhood days?
Well yes. I am now a married woman and have children of my own. Our family tradition is that on Thanksgiving Night, Hubby and our girls sets up the tree and decorate it together. That is quality time for Daddy and Girls.
8. Describe one of your Christmas trips. (whether it's across town or across country)
Well, I remember that year that hubby almost didn't make it home. When he did make it home, we had to go to my parents house on Christmas Eve afternoon. It is 12 miles to my parents house. We had the big snow a couple of days before and the roads were still iced and snow covered pretty bad. I have never driven on stuff like that. I drove halfway there and had to stop and let hubby drive. I just couldn't handle it. But I did tell hubby how to drive for the rest of the way there and on the way back home later.
9. Do you have a special Christmas outfit to wear for the day?
I used to wear sweat outfits that my Mother had decorated with Christmas Material. Now, it's just whatever I have clean. I'm not fancy. I'm a elastic waste and T-Shirt kind of gal.
10. Have YOU or any of your family members sat on Santa's lap?
I sit on Santa's lap everytime he is home!!!! It's been a couple of years since the girls have sat on Santa's lap. They are at that age where believing is becoming more of a question of "ARE YALL SANTA"?
11. What will/or will be on your Christmas Tree this year?
We have multi-colored lights, blue lights, multi-colored chasing lights, multi-colored star at the top, blue and silver balls, blue and silver icicles and garland, some wooden decorations. I don't want to sound mean, but I'm doing the Christmas Tour of Homes this year, and I don't want to give everything away here. LOL. But you can kind of get the picture.
12. Do you/or have you decorated your yard for Christmas?
We used to decorate our yard big-time while we were buying our house. But this year, since we have lost our house, where we have moved to doesn't have a very big yard anyway. We are not planning on decorating the outside. The girls are wanting to put some lights around the edge of the house and around the poles in front of the house, but they yet have to talk their daddy into doing that.
So, this is a little bit about what Christmas is here in my neck of the woods. I do hope you will go over to Hootin' Anni's and join in the fun. I have enjoyed doing this.I would like to apologize to Pea for the incorrect blog site on my post this morning. Blogger was being naughty. Doesn't look like blogger is getting anything from Santa this year. LOL. Here is a banner and you can join in the fun at mailto:Pea@Pea. Yall be sure to go over and join in the fun.
Okay, I am really starting to get upset here. It should say: mailto:Pea@Pea Corner. I don't know why it is doing what it is doing above. Oh well, I guess that is blogger for ya.
Dagnabit!!!! Okay, most of you know Mary of Mary'sWritingNook and Pea of Pea'sCorner. You can go there and access the above. Sorry about all this. If any of yall know what I'm doing wrong. please let me know. It's done it right for me in the past.
While I'm at it, some of my blogging friends have asked me about the Christmas Tour of Homes. Here is the banner:
BooMama is hosting it on December 17th. All you have to do is post your pictures on you blog on December 17th and then let BooMama know. It will go from there. If I haven't explained this correctly, someone be sure to let ME know. LOL.
Also, Robin at Bittersweet Punkin is having a Festively Red Giveaway. She has some beautiful things and they are ???? Yeap, you guessed it. RED!!!! Yall be sure and go over there and all you have to do is just leave a comment. She said you don't even have to have a blog. You have until November 30th to enter. Here is a banner for that as well:
Okay, I think I'm done for the day.
LOVE & HUGS 2 ALL,