Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Tag

From Missy:
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? paper for christmas and most weddings. Bags for showers, parties, etc. Walmart sacks for pretty much anyone in my family. You know I love you if you get a gift in a Walmart bag. :)
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, growing up we cut down our own and I loved loved loved this tradition. However, my mom always said we were allergic to it because we always coughed when the real trees were around so now I believe in fake trees. (I'll just amen missy's answer with one addendum. PRE-LIT)

3. When do you put up the tree? Day after Thanksgiving or whenever I get around to it. (Amen)

4. When do you take the tree down? Whenever. Probably ASAP this year, since it's in the way.

5. Do you like eggnog? Pretty gross, but somehow I can tolerate the stuff from Braums.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Probably my Kodak instant camera. I still love photography.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My husband, because I can never remember what he wants or surprise him.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Parker

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. It grows every year.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Well, I think it is classier to mail, but I might actually send something if I did the email...but I just saw some random blogger person saying what a waste of trees it was to send cards, so really email is earth friendly. I guess I'm just doing my part. (Amen)

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Non-tangible, but... my boyfriend/fiancee not showing up for Christmas was the worst. (In retrospect, it probably turned out to be the best since we split up after that and I ended up with my wonderful husband instead!)
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Not sure I have one, but Fred Claus is hilarious!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Varies. Some years it's summer, but lately, most shopping gets done the week before Christmas.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Maybe, but I can't think of a specific instance.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cream Cheese Mints and those strawberry things mom made out of jello.
16. Lights on the tree? Yes and I like only white. I like the idea of red, but it makes the tree look a little creepy. I miss the multi-colored lights with funny lamp shade thingys on them and clumps of tinsel everywhere.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Oh Holy Night. I love singing Angels we have heard on High though.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? At home for Christmas, but would be nice to travel around that time and visit family now that Paul has 2 weeks off every year.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?Both. Christmas eve at the Randall Grandparents, and Christmas day everywhere else.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Traffic, cold, and crowded stores.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I like those twirly ribbons on the tree. My favorite is currently gold. ( but I might have to bum some purple one's off of April N. next year.) ;)
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? grandpa's picnic ham

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? a swirly electric cleaning brush thingy so I can clean my carpet with Folex.
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Maybe April N.

1 comment:

bedelia said...

oh I LOVE that family photo. Maybe I'll have to try it. I don't have enough kids yet. Also you should go to designmom.com and search for "christmas card photo." It should show a post from dec 3 2007 it is some pretty sweet photo ops. She has a link to the guy she stole the idea from. oh i miss you guys. love missy