Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. How will you spend 'the night before Christmas'?

Christmas Eve is always a big day in my family. My dad's family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve - my mom's family always does it on Christmas Day. Christmas Eve usually starts fairly early with preparations. Making sure the house is cleaned for the family that will usually start arriving around 1 or 2pm. Getting food prepped for cooking for Christmas Eve dinner. Getting showers, getting dressed, and all spruced up. When the family gets together, we visit and snack until dinner is ready. This year, we're cooking up some ribs with all the fixin's. We have dinner and dessert, get everything cleaned up in the kitchen and then it's time for presents! I usually play "Santa", handing out the presents to everyone. We then each take turns opening one present at a time. We go round and round until all the presents are open. Then we clean up the wrapping mess, and visit a little more. Then for those that don't stay the night, we pack up their car and send them home. And then we head to bed, and wake up to find that Santa visited yet again!

2.  What is one thing you are not?


3.  Fudge-are you a fan?  Your favorite flavor?

I like fudge. Not a ton of it at a time, but I do like fudge. Oh and chocolate. Duh.

4. Did you attend any craft/vendor fairs in the month of December?  Do you prefer homemade goodies or the more professional stalls? Are you giving any homemade gifts this year?

I did not attend any craft/vendor fairs this year. I like homemade gifts, but I also like stuff from a store. Especially if I asked for it. lol I am not giving any homemade gifts this year.

5. What's your favorite type of holiday gathering? 

Any where my family gets to gather and visit.

6.  We're approaching a new year...what's going to be different in 2013? 

Hopefully I will be out of the 5th wheel.  :o)

7. Share a favorite scripture, quote, saying, or song lyric relating to peace.

I don't know if this song really qualifies, but  I like it.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I really can't believe Christmas is nearly here!


  1. I know!! Next week! Eeeep! I'm not ready!

  2. I can't believe it is almost Christmas either. Seems like time sure goes by quickly these days.
    I guess I am ready for it, with all gifts wrapped and under the tree. Only have the cooking part left to do. I always love cooking for my family and watching them enjoy what I have prepared. My daughter has taken an interest in cooking this year, so I get to do a bit of teaching as I cook also. Love those moments!
    Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Since I've moved back home, my mom is making sure to teach me the way of the kitchen. lol

  3. Every year, at least for me, Christmas comes all too soon...the years just roll by way too quickly. I just loved your answer to the 2nd one....that is the most 'perfect' answer anyone could have posted. And you did!!!

    1. The first step is admittance, right? lol

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! I am absolutely loving the header on yours. Too cool! It sounds like your Christmas is a lot of fun! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

    1. Merry Christmas to your family as well!

  5. #4... I made Oldest a Minecraft blanket for his bed. He'll love it I'm sure. I had wanted to make Tony a "love box", but sadly... I think it will have to wait until Valentine's day.

    And yes, a love box is what ever your mind thinks it is. ;)

    1. Lmao at your love Box comment. I was thinking, "what's a love box??" Lol

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! There truly is nothing like family at Christmastime!

  7. Your Christmas Eve traditions sound like fun. I like the rib dinner hubs would be on board with that one. We're grilling steaks this year which is different for us and we're all looking forward to that.

    Merry Christmas!


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