Ok, It's nap-time and I am bored. I did a 30 minute workout and it is HOT in my house. I am letting the wood stove burn out.
Tara tagged me, so here it is hon!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Both. If it is hard for me to wrap, I place it in a gift bag. It's a family tradition to wrap all the gifts from Santa in tissue paper. I am not sure I like it though......Ruthie's gifts were harder than crap to wrap! LOL!
2. Real tree or artificial?
Real. Our family owns a Christmas tree farm, so it's free. I love searching for the perfect tree. Ruthie had a ball too!
3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually around the first of December. It's was more fun than ever this year. Ruthie got into it. I gave her a few cheap/unbreakable ornaments to hang low and she keeps taking them off and putting them back on.
4.When do you take the tree down?
Usually the week after New Year's.
5. Do you like eggnog?
No. But honestly, I can't say I ever tried it. I don't think I will either. I just don't think I would like it....but who knows?!
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
I would have to say my bike. I got a blue/pink bike one year. My brothers and sisters and I used to wake up super early and go downstairs to see what Santa brought us before Mom & Dad were awake. Since they wrapped in tissue paper, we could easily see what we got. So, one year I woke up to see if I got a bike. I didn't see it anywhere. I was sooooo sad. Well, comes out it was hiding behind the curtain! What a great memory!
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No, but I wish I did. We don't have many decorations. What we do have was given to us.
8. Easiest person to buy for?
I would have to say Randall. I always know what he wants/needs.
9. Hardest person to buy for?
I would have to say my Dad. He never wants anything. Usually we end up getting him tools. Exciting huh?
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
A baby doll. My aunt did it as a joke, but I thought she was being serious. I was so upset. I HATED dolls. Turns out there was more, but that baby doll is still at my Mom & Dad's. At least it wasn't popcorn and a joke book! LOL!
11. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
Mail. I was going to do that during nap-time, but I just now remembered!
12. Favorite Christmas movie?
This is the easy one. Miracle on 34th Street. I love, love, love that movie. My mom and I always watched it together.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
We usually wait till the last minute, but not this year! We started in late October!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Nope, not yet!
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Pumpkin bread. Seriously, we eat so much pumpkin bread during the holidays! YUMMY!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Right now they are white. I don't mind colored, we were just too lazy to search for them!
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Hark The Herold Angels Sing
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
We usually go to my parents on Christmas Eve. That's not really considered "traveling" though. They live less than 5 minutes down the road.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Whoops, didn't change the answer to this one. I sure can! On Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer, and Vixen, on Comet, on Cupid, on Donner & Blitzen & good ole' Rudolf!
20. Angel on the tree top, or a star?
I am really embarrassed to say that we don't have anything on top of our tree. We plan on buying one when they all go on sale.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
With my parents- Christmas Eve. Randall, Ruthie and I- Christmas morning. But this year it'll be different. He has to work on Christmas day.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
SOOOO many rude people out shopping! It's the holiday season, but nobody is nice. I just put on a huge smile and greet everyone!
23. What I love most about Christmas?
I have to agree with Tara. Everything. I love giving. I love seeing the kid's faces when they see what's under the tree. I love celebrating the birth of Jesus.
I don't think many people read my blog, so whoever reads this is tagged!