thanks Melissa :)
Hot Chocolate or Egg nog.
Egg nog...and I'm picky about the kind :P But...I do love hot chocolate :)
Does Santa wrap the presents or just set them under the tree.
"HE" ;) wraps *EVERY*thing.....including every single little thing in the stocking......because that is how Johnny grew up! When *I* grew up....Santa wrapped NOTHING!
Colored or white lights on the tree/house?
All white. I bought colored for outside this year but it didn't work out so I went back to all white. The girls really want color so one day.....we'll probably do that.
Do you hang mistletoe?
When do you decorate?
It depends but usually in the 1st week or 2nd week of December.
What is your favorite holiday dish?
Don't really have one.
Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
So many.....like the excitement of the whole thing! The cookies for Santa that we made on Christmas Eve, visiting family....we would go to my mom's side and then my dad's side and it never bothered any of us kids...it's what we did. Oh, and opening gifts one at a time....which we do in my family now......and my husband's family didn't do that......but I like it that way!
How and when did you learn the truth about Santa?
Sadly, I was 5 years old when my brother told me.....I guess I was really 5 3/4. I was so sad! I didn't let on though....had a baby brother and younger sister so in my heart, I still believed...actually, I *still* do believe :)
Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve?
Yes.....new pjs :) Oh....and the gifts from my parents/grandfather.....because they come for that :)
What kind of cookies do you set out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
Sugar or spritz....we are of sugar so I'm making spritz ;)
Snow! Love it or hate it?
Somewhere in the middle ;) I like snow.....and esp. on Christmas. I don't like driving in it and I don't like too much of it and I don't like it to come too early (which it did for me this year) or stay too late....How's *that* for an answer? :P LOL
Can you ice skate?
No.....but thank goodness Johnny will and takes the kids!
Do you remember your favorite gift?
On Christmas morning, 2001......I found out I was pregnant with John....I had wanted a 3rd baby so much and I was soooooo *just* pregnant :)
What’s your favorite holiday dessert?
Cookies, cakes, all kinds of desserts....YUM!
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
I have a lot but the one that I am most proud of....and that I hope my children carry on with, is that we buy a balloon for Jesus and send it up to him on Christmas morning....for his birthday. I guess it's our little time to remember what Christmas is.......
What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
one? omgosh......that is hard! I love so many.....I am going to pick Silent Night....because at church on Christmas Eve, at the end of the service, our church turns down the lights.....we only have candles lit, and the choir each has a candle...and they all come down and stand, surrounding the congregation and we sing "Silent Night" and it makes me cry every single time. It is just so beautiful and emotional for me.
Are they fake or real? Er, I mean...What type of tree?
LOL......real.... on both counts ;)
.....and I'm going to tag a lot of people......cause I can :P I tag Colleen and Jackie and Cami and Jenn and Chiara and Shannon and Susie and Mellie and Heather and Jessi and last....but certainly not least...and added for the sole purpose of her *needing* something to blog about....is Erica :) I sure hope I'm not forgetting anybody.....and if I have....please know that you are tagged too :) LOL!