Monday, 17 December 2007

Christmas Questions

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
BOTH and I love wrapping
.2. Real or artificial? Real this year after 6 years of fake. It sure was easy to put up and take down though. Love the smell of a real one though!
3. When do you put up the tree? 1st of December
4. When do you take the tree down? As late as possible!
5. Do you like eggnog? Yummmmmmy!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? A cardboard put together kitchen with plastic dishes.
7. Do you have a Nativity scene? I collect them and have about 50 from different friends and different places.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My son, Ryan and the other important MALES in my life!
9. Easiest person to buy for? My Mom and My daughter Kelli Sue. They love anything that is a gift!
10. Worst Christmas present ever received? Not a clue!
11. Email or Christmas card? I do both and I like to receive both.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas and Elf
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I shop year round if I see something I think someone would love! Just have to remember where I put it when Christmas rolls around!
14. Have you ever recycled/regifted a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mrs. Claus Favorite Cookies
16. Favorite Christmas tradition? Making Gingerbread houses
17. Favorite Christmas song? *White Christmas* We Three Kings* Baby, It's Cold Outside*
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home!
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Sure! Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and of course Rudolph.
20. Do you have an angel at the top of the tree or a star? We have a KOALA in a Santa suit, my sister in law sent it to us for our first Christmas and we have put it on top ever since!
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? One on Christmas Eve after church and the rest in the morning after Santa visits!!!
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The traffic and the lines in the shops!
23. Best thing about Christmas? Being together!

Caught Up in the Holiday Rush!

Ryan came home from U of A on the 15th! We are all sooo excited!

Here are 45 (Self-realization), 48 (Ideas), 49 (Time Flies), and 50 ( Best Gift).

Working and playing daily on "Journal My Christmas", will post pictures at some point soon...I hope!

Went walking 3 times last week and loved the Alaskan scenery each and every time!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

2nd Sunday in Advent

The tree is up, but not decorated! So excited to have a real tree this year!

Cards and packages go out tomorrow... I absolutely have promised myself!

Took a beading class on Saturday and had tooo much fun.

Made and baked Mrs. Claus' Cookies, need to frost them, probably waiting til Ryan comes home this Saturday!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

The First Day of December, 2007

The season begins... and I love it!

Chinese Noodle candy yesterday and Peppermint bark today.

Baked one set of gingerbread for our traditional gingerbread house.

25 cards are finished.

Some shopping done and wrapping started.

Santa collection displayed.

Advent wreath ready for tomorrow.
Started the "Journal My Christmas" with Shimelle.


MY Happy Place is anywhere there is water! Get me near a pool, a beach, a lake, hot-tub, ok , so you get the picture, and then there is a great chance that I am happy! I was raised on Mullett Lake and surrounded by all the Great Lakes. 2 of my kids were born with the Cheboygan River in view, my youngest was born within spitting distance of the Mississippi River. All of my kids and my mom are A1 swimmers. When we go on vacation, please be sure it includes a beach, a lake, or at least a pool. I love to swim, shower, listen to the rain, and smell the sea. I love water! This card is layers of ripped blue and green papers, with blue, green, and white watercolor crayons and blue ice twinkle H2O.