Monday, December 19, 2011

Meet Me on Monday: Holiday Edition

From Never Growing Old: For this weeks Meet Me On Monday, I'm going to have all the questions Christmas related and 15 questions instead of 5 since there will be no Meet Me On Monday next week (Christmas) or the week after that (New Years)!!

I will try to post the following Mondays, as my husband still has to work, so it's back to normal here for me. If not though, at least I'm covered!

1.Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I love to wrap presents and prefer to do that over getting a bag and tissue paper any day. I love wrapping parties where lots of people get together to wrap presents and listen to holiday songs while drinking egg nog or some other delicious wintery drink.

2.Real or artificial tree?
Real! Each year we go to a tree lot to find the perfect tree. I then sing Oh Christmas Tree to it a few times to make it feel like it belongs. I know-super cheesy, but it's my way.

3.When do you put your tree up?
When I feel that I can have it up without it wilting and shriveling away before Christmas Day. This year it's been colder here in Phoenix, so we got it the first weekend in December. It still looks great!
4.When do you take your tree down?
New Year's Day or the week of is my goal.
5.Do you like eggnog?
Yes! I don't love it, but it's nice to have a glass around the holidays.

6.Do you have a nativity scene?
No. We always had one growing up and I loved setting it up and making it look perfect with our fake snow, but my husband and I aren't religious.

7.Favorite Christmas Movie?
Elf for sure! Love that movie. I've watched it already this year while making cake balls with the family.

8.Favorite Christmas cookie?
I don't have a favorite cookie. I love them all!

9.Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
Here at home. I love to cook, so I'm hoping for something good.
10.Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?
This year we don't have anything. We had our angel for the last seven years and it took me forever to find the perfect one. It broke sometime last year and we didn't buy anything new this year, because again, I need something I feel is perfect. I want a light up star now. :)

11.Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
I don't find much annoying as I love the holiday season, but I get sad because I never have enough money to buy the gifts I would like to get for people. It's the thought that counts, right?

12.Do you like Fruitcake?

13.What are you most excited about the holidays?
To see people open their gifts. I try to get the perfect thing for everyone, so I want to know if they like it as much as I had hoped.

14.Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
Christmas morning for us. There were a few years growing up where we would open one present on Christmas Eve, but mostly just Christmas morning after stockings.
15.Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? 
Probably. It's a tradition for me to procrastinate. I have most of Baby J's gifts-all of them I think, but I haven't been able to get the wrapping out of the attic and have time to wrap with her not being under foot.

1 comment:

  1. I was going through MMOM withdrawl - so I've resurrected it on Acting Balanced until Java starts posting again - please feel free to stop by and check out this week's questions at