Looks like we have had a pretty serious week around here so far:
- balance during the holidays
- the true addiction in my past with binge eating (thank YOU for all the love!!)
- tips to keep strength training interesting and effective
That means it’s time for a post solely for fun! First up, I have to wish a special someone a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Peter is 30 today. The big 3-0. I plan on ragging on him all day about it, then giving him a surprise I’ve been holding onto for MONTHS tonight. I know he’s going to be thrilled (I’ll fill you in tomorrow). And I’m sure you’re thrilled I’m sparing you the lovey dovey post. I’ll save it for him.
Now for that light-hearted fun I was talking about. Lindsay shared this fun survey that she got from Alexandra and I had to hop in. I did shorten it up a bit though for easier reading. Check out their blogs for the full version!
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa presents are un-wrapped! It’s what makes them special. I remember having to wait to go into the living room Christmas morning as a kid and the excitement of seeing what Santa brought. And it’s just as fun to experience through the kids’ eyes now.
PS – Consignment sale shopping is where it’s AT for Santa gifts.
Colored lights on tree/house or white? White outdoors and a mix of white and colored lights on the tree. Although I must admit we just decorated our tree…do you really think we have stuff outside? Not a chance.
Do you hang mistletoe? Nope. Peter steals enough kisses without it.
What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? If we’re talking Thanksgiving, it’s the sweet potato casserole. But for Christmas? Surprisingly enough…my aunt’s deviled eggs. Random, I know.
Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I loved that my brother, sister, and I all had to cram into the guest room at my grandparents’ house to sleep. We were always up way too early and had to wait to go into the living room. I remember spending the hour or two waiting period just laughing about things I can’t even remember. I just remember laughing a lot. And that is such a special memory to me.
Snow? Love it or dread it? Living in the south we get just a couple snows a year, so I love them because they feel special. And it felt incredible to have a fluke White Christmas last year!
Although I certainly didn’t care for the snow a few weeks later when my water broke mid ice storm.
Real tree or fake tree? Fake tree!!! That we got 90% off at Hobby Lobby after Christmas a few years ago.
What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you? Celebrating the birth of my Savior. He has given me SO much and I wish Christmas could be just about Him.
What is your favorite Holiday dessert? My special peppermint fudge…which I’m making this weekend.
What is your favorite tradition? I would have to say my favorite tradition is Christmas Eve – going to church, having white bean chili and cornbread for dinner, then topping it off with a birthday party for Jesus with the kids and my family. After the kids go to bed, we usually have a game night with the adults which I LOVE. And my sister and I always own at Cranium…which never gets old. Have you seen our skillz?
What tops your tree? Nothing. Makenzie was actually VERY disappointed we have no angel.
What is your favorite Christmas Song? Baby It’s Cold Outside. And I haven’t heard it nearly enough!
What do you leave for Santa? Leftover dessert from the Jesus birthday party and milk. And I can’t wait to eat my second serving of dessert as Santa this year!
Do you have a Christmas morning tradition? Cinnamon rolls! I’m shooting to make ones from scratch this year. Wish me luck! And give me good recipes.
Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall? Neither. Target gives me everything I need.
Now you tell me: YOUR favorite Christmas tradition? Favorite Christmas food/drink/dessert?