12 Delights of Christmas Tag

I was tagged by Ivy for this tag. Bring on the Christmas people! 1) A favorite Christmas tradition? There are so many. I think just all of them, we usually go to Christmas Eve with extended family 🙁 Then do those still at home Christmas morning and then our whole family and grandparents. I also… Continue reading 12 Delights of Christmas Tag

Christmas 2018

Christmas Eve we gathered with extended family, ate appetizers, children opened gifts, ladies drew number for $10 gifts amongst each other, men did the same, and we drew for men’s and lady’s stockings. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece stayed over at our house. Christmas morning we had our tradition cinnamon rolls, opened stockings, my parents… Continue reading Christmas 2018

Beginning Christmas

Time for Christmas posts. A Literary Christmas Wrap Up ~Annika’s Secret Wish by Beverly Lewis ~Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. Tolkein ~A Merry Christmas, and Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott ~Stories Behind the Best-loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins ~Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: a Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp Yeah, I finished all… Continue reading Beginning Christmas

Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Six: Winter

I borrowed questions and ideas from: here, here, and here. ~Winter Dislikes When I’m too cold, having to drive in the dark, scary icy roads, ugly “green” Christmas type landscape. ~Winter Likes The changing seasons, Christmas, Coziness, Fleece onsies, Movie nights, Winter foods. ~Do you like playing in the snow or enjoying it from the window? Usually, enjoying… Continue reading Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Six: Winter

Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Five: Celebrations

I borrowed questions and ideas from: here, here, and here. Christmas Eve ~Do you have a celebration? Yes, we go over to my mom’s extended family for supper and gift exchanges. ~Do you open gifts? Yes. We draw a name at Thanksgiving. We also have a $1 gift for the stocking of our sex, and a $5 gift… Continue reading Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Five: Celebrations

Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Four: Gifting

I borrowed questions and ideas from: here, here, and here. ~Do you truly prefer giving or receiving? I love getting gifts that I like best, yes. I do enjoy giving to people I like to buy for, people that I can give good gifts too. I don’t enjoy it for people who are hard, who buy everything for… Continue reading Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Four: Gifting

Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Three: Favorites

I borrowed questions and ideas from: here, here, and here. ~Christmas movie: White Christmas ~Christmas story: So many, I need to see all our old Christmas stories. There is an adorable one about a snowman. ~Traditions: Our Christmas Eve and Day gatherings, watching as Hallmark as a family, etc. ~Christmas carol: I prefer the merrier sounding carols like “Here We… Continue reading Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Three: Favorites

Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Two: Decorations

I borrowed questions and ideas from: here, here, and here. ~Real or fake tree We have almost always had a fake tree. My dad doesn’t like the bother of a real tree. When I have my own family I want a real tree. Actually, I’d like to have a tiny tree in my room, but that hasn’t ever… Continue reading Christmas and Winter Questionnaire Day Two: Decorations

Christmas Movies and Books

In addition to watching Hallmark movies (more on that later), we re-watched a lot of childhood favorites plus some old classics. I’ve seen all of these before (although A Charlie Brown Christmas only once and didn’t remember it well) except Polar Express. I had few more new to us movies from the library but couldn’t… Continue reading Christmas Movies and Books

Blogmas: Decorating, Christmas Cards, Celebrating and Advent Calendar

I’m going to combine a couple Blogmas days as a Q and A How do you decorate? Real Tree or Artificial Tree?The three younger girls are the main decorating committee and they’ve got a nice little pattern. For the family room they decorate the tree with a light hand (we use to have an excessive amount… Continue reading Blogmas: Decorating, Christmas Cards, Celebrating and Advent Calendar