Thursday, December 11, 2008

Making a List...A Christmas Tag

It's ME in my jammies on Christmas morning long ago... My sister Kathy is having more fun with the wrapping paper than the gift in the background...
My friend Paula at the Fraker Farm did this little tag and left it up to us if we wanted to participate or not. Reading her answers made me think of so many good memories, and i thought i'd give it a try!
Here Goes!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Egg Nog, but just for Christmas...
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
He wraps them, but lately he slips them in reusable paper bags...too much wasted paper!
3. Colored light on house/tree or white?
White...tho when i was a child i loved those big colored lights we used to have on all our trees. Those things sure got hot after a while!

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No..I'm afraid the dogs would eat it!

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Whenever i get the chance...

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
My Mom's turkey stuffing!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Having my Grandmother come to our house on Christmas Eve and exchanging gifts with her. Gram would bring her special Christmas cookies too...So many of my most beloved memories of Christmas involve my Grandmother...

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Wait! What do you mean by that question? What's up with Santa!!???

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
I used to but not any more...
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
With lights and mostly old ornaments that i made with my Grandmother or that were given to me or made by my children. They all have sentimental value...

11. Snow. Love it or dread it?
Used to hate it because i had to shovel it. But now i love it...

12. Can you ice skate?
Hell no! But i sure did spend a lot of my childhood trying! My parents used to send us to the local ice rink and i spent the whole time on my butt or warming up in the main house, with sore ankles.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My earliest memory was of my first Barbie! And when i was a girl my Grandmother gave me my Raggedy Ann doll that i still have. But i think my favorite gift now is anything the kids make for me....

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Family... Love...celebrating Jesus' Birthday...

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Mom's pies...

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Us being all together and opening the gifts on Christmas morning, and having dinner here for the whole family

17. What tops your Christmas tree?

I have an old scruffy dove that was given to me when i was a young single Mother and had no money, and relied on the generosity of others... That old tattered dove reminds me where i came from, and to be grateful for all of the gifts i have been given, big and small...

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Definitely giving. For me that is way more fun!
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Mary had a baby, Silent night, oh,,, there are just too many! I love all of them... I could listen to Christmas music year round...
20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
YUM! But just the peppermint kind.
21. What do you want for Christmas?
For my Dad to be healthy and for my family to be together.
22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's?
Wait! I thought wearing PJ's WAS dressing up!
24. Do you own a Santa hat?
No....That is a hard hat to fill!
25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
My family...Including extended family members and anyone who wants to be adopted!

Ok friends...there are no rules here! If you think this was fun, copy the questions down and answer them yourselves. But please leave a post in the comment box to let me know you did it so that i can read your list too!

From left to right: me, my sister Kathy and my sister Nancy


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh i love this post! your photos and meme are wonderful!

Kate said...

Hee hee! Was this pre-Sandra? Must be. Probably before Bobby, too, right?

Mare said...

Thanks Melissa!

Mare said...

Hi Katie, yes, this was definitely pre Bob and Sandy!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh I don't know how I missed this, Mare!!
I love hearing more about you!!
And I'm laughing at your answer on the ice skating thing... that was my thought too, but I was trying to be nice!! LOL