Wednesday, December 13, 2006


The Laundress has tagged me with Ms. Cathy's Christmas meme. Here ya go, more than you ever wanted to know about my Christmas preferences.

1. Hot Chocolate or Egg Nog? Hot Chocolate all the way baby!!! First off it is chocolate, second the taste of egg nog makes me gag. I buy a gallon of egg nog every year for my husband but I never touch the stuff.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Well Santa has yet to visit us. I am still deciding if I am going to even teach the kiddos about Santa. I think that if I delay long enough the problem will go away.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colored on the tree, white on the house.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? I try to but have not found any fresh stuff for this year.

5. When do you put your decorations up? The day after Thanksgiving if we are at home

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? I don't really have one yet.

7. Favorite Holiday memory? I love it any time we can go to Temple Square and see all the holiday lights. picture below

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was eight and my father made this big deal about telling me. Quite honestly it was not a huge shock to me. I think that deep inside I already knew.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Of course! My mother was always too impatient to wait until christmas. She is so impatient that she has already confessed to opening the present I sent her (See, I totally outed you to the whole world Mom! Next year I am sending the presents by overnighting them so you can't open them so soon)

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? My husband and I have all our ornaments from when we were kids and we buy the boys one every year. It is a crazy mish mash but it is fun looking at the ornaments and remembering.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it but that is because I have never lived all that long in a snowy area. When I lived in Washington I remember praying for the temperatures to drop below freezing so we could get some snow.

12. Can you ice skate? Of course! I am not super good at it but I can go forward in a circle without holding onto the side.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? My favorite gift was the Pound Puppy that my great grandfather got us when we were little. I still have mine and she slept in my bed until the day I got married.

14. What's the most important thing? Making memories with family and remembering the birth of Christ.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? French silk pie

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The Christmas Eve junk food dinner. This is a tradition that my husband's family does. Once a year they all just pig out on all the stuff you are not supposed to eat. For them it replaced a more traditional Christmas dinner but I insist on something nice and fancy on Christmas day.

17. What tops your tree? an angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? Giving! I love watching my family open the presents that I pick out for them. I try very hard to find really good gifts for them.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? My favorite Christmas hymn is "O, little Town of Bethlehem" When we sing it I get an amazing peaceful feeling.

20. Candy canes, Yuck or Yum? Yum!!! Well yum if they are fresh, yuck if they were the ones my husband saved from last year to decorate the Christmas tree.

I am tagging Vicky, You da mom!, and Gina.


chelle said...

great meme eh?
I adore that squirrel ornament! too cute!

goofyj said...

Fun meme. I've seen it floating around on a few of my friends' blogs. :) I hear you on the Santa situation. My problem was that I didn't want to lie to my kids. So when the kids ask if Santa is real I simply say, we like to pretend that he is, so Daddy is our Santa, and others pretend how they want. We do it in such away that they aren't spoiling the fun for the other kids, and the magic of Santa Clause is still there, they just know its make-believe. And I don't have to feel bad about lying to my kids. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so there!

Ha! I have a Pound Puppy as well! He currently resides at my parent's house.

Anonymous said...

Ooops, sorry, that was me. I can't seem to log in as myself anymore.


fancypantsnancy said...

I'm so misunderstood. I'm sure most people would understand that I couldn't wait 3 weeks to open the picture of my grandsons!
here is a better recipe for FSP
1 cube butter
4 eggs
1 12oz package semisweet chocolate chips
1 oreo cookie pie crust
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar

make sure butter is soft. Beat sugar into the butter and add 4 eggs warmed to room temp. Beat eggs and butter until the mixture is smooth. Melt the choc chips 1 minute at high in the microwave. Stir until the choc is smooth and then beat into the egg -butter mixture. Add vanilla and milk.
Pour into the oreo crust and freeze 2 hours. before serving, move pie to the refrigerator.

Awesome Mom said...

Haha! Now I have the good recipe saved here so I can't loose it. I can have my own French Silk pie any time I want now and don't have to go through you to get it.