We are snowed in today (pictures to come later!)... and church has been canceled! Elliott is getting a rest from his Sunday meetings, and the kids and I are relaxing, and I am close to being caught up on all your wonderful blogs.
Here is a little Christmas meme I saw on Ami's blog...
1 Apple cider, eggnog or hot chocolate? Definitely hot chocolate.. mom got me addicted to Ghirardelli's Double Chocolate hot chocolate. YUM!
2 Turkey or Ham? I prefer ham and funeral potatoes for Christmas... after all, we just had turkey at Thanksgiving!
3 Does Santa wrap or just set them under the tree? Santa does both in our family... but if it were up to me the stockings and just a few big presents would be unwrapped from Santa, and the wrapped ones would be from me and Elliott.
4 Colored or white lights on the tree? I prefer white lights.
5 Fake or real-cut-it-yourself-tree? Fake all the way... We get it out the day after Thanksgiving, keep it up for a few days after Christmas, and never have to worry about watering it, or needles dropping on the floor! Plus, it is pre-lit, so we don't have to struggle with lights!
6 Favorite Christmas song? Don't make me pick... I do tend to love traditional songs best. And as a soprano, I love to perform O Holy Night! But I love to sing and hear all of them. I would listen to Christmas music year round if Elliott would let me!
7 How do you feel about Christmas movies? I love them. My favorite is Its a Wonderful Life.
8 Favorite Holiday dish? Pumpkin Pie!
9 When is it too early to start the Christmas music? This year I wanted to play it while we were getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, but DH had other ideas ... so I humored him, and waited until the next day!
10 What is your favorite holiday smell? Cinnamon or pine
11 How did you learn the truth about Santa? Hmm, I can't remember. I do remember spending one Christmas Eve sitting on my bunk bed looking out the window for Santa, and seeing a red dot flying through the air. It must have been an airplane, but I was sure it was Rudolph's nose! I must have been at least 5...
12 What kind of decorations are on your tree? I have mentioned before that we collect ornaments from the places we travel to, and we like to talk about those memories when we decorate the tree.
13 Open presents Christmas Eve or Day? We save everything for Christmas Day.
14 Go to someone else’s house or have them at yours? We like to be at home on Christmas Day.
15 Giving or receiving? I love hunting for presents I think the recipient will like. I am sure that I am off sometimes, but it is still fun to search. I especially love giving to my kids now that they are of an age to get excited!