Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tag

1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both, depends on if I am giving to friends then bags, if it is going under the tree, definately wrapped, and I love to tie ornaments and wrap them like artwork, when I can get away with it, Dan usually makes fun of me.

2. Real tree or Artificial ? I wish it could be a real tree, favorite memories picking out trees. I think that our kids don't have the same magical memories that I had growing up and it makes me sad. What happened to rainbow lights, tinsel, grimlin style and picking the perfect tree. If money were never an issue, I would have the best tree cut from the mountains myself and I would love every second of the smell that it would bring! Okay, that's it, next year we are going to have to go pick out a tree, my kids can't miss out on this...thanks a lot Jamie!!

3. When do you put up the tree? As soon as the Scrouge will let me, Dan gets annoyed when Christmas stuff is up in November, so it can't be until Dec. 1st---LAME!

4. When do you take the tree down? When ever I feel like it, I don't ever let it go after New Years or the day after. But it is fun to have the lights for the New Year's Eve Countdown etc.

5. Do you like eggnog? Not my favorite

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My RealBaby doll. It looked almost too real and it smelled the sweetest plastic-ish baby powder smell. I got a brass cradel and swing to go with it and I thought I died and gone to heaven it was so good. I also remember my dad asking me if he could hold it and I gently passed it to him as if it were alive and he took it and slapped it in the face and said "Wake up Baby, Wake up" I started to cry and thought he was so cruel to my sweet baby. My family was of course laughing and I was of course, sensative. I told Hailey about that with her babydoll as I took it and slapped it and said "Wake up" just like my dad did and she thought that it was so funny and said that Grandpa is funny. I told her that I cried when I was little because my baby was alive and real to me. She said "Oh ya, mine is too, but that is funny"... and then laughs again. My daughter is a little more warped than I was as a child, because she had to be raised by a warped sense of humor of a mother-ME!

8. Easiest person to buy for? I don't think that anyone is easy for me. I think about it too much.

13. When do you start shopping? I am married to an accountant, so all year long so I can spread it out, then I go a little haywire in Oct. then again right after Thanksgiving, then I am usually done by the 1st week in Dec.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Heck ya!!! There was a game given to me by my sister as a joke. Just after Dan and I were married we were playing games with my family one time and the game we were playing at the time was Tribond, Dan is a walking encyclopedia and has partial photographic memory so playing these games with him are pointless, he knows stuff he shouldn't and it makes me feel stupid when I don't know the stuff I should. I hate games that you have to think hard for and remember crap from School, I either wasn't there mentally or I really wasn't there. So I got really sensative and pretty much started crying(I wasn't on my mental pills yet, you know the ones that keep you from crying for no reason at any given time-yep, I am still on them and I love them!!!p.s. I have tried to get off of them and I get terets and have a potty mouth, and then I cry about it after...) back to the story, my family was giving me a hard time about my lame "I don't know's" So I said I hate the game, I will never play it again, it makes me feel stupid. I got teased for making such a big deal about it and then what did I get for Christmas from my sister Becky? You got it! So what did I give right back to her the next year? Yep, and it has been exchanged back and forth for the last 9 years!! Becky, guess who has you this year? YEP, this green box is coming to your house this year!

15. Favorite thing to eat or drink at Christmas? It is all changing now that I am going health nut.

16. Lights on the tree? I like a ton of them so it looks like glitter! I like having a colored light tree for the kids and a white lighted tree for the main room.

17. Favorite Christmas song? I have lots, it depends. I love Silent Night if we are caroling with my family because they are awesome singers and it sounds so pretty. I like cheesy Christmas songs that make me remember being a kid, so there are lots.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay at home, but next year we are considering DisneyLand and avoiding the crazy Christmas presents etc.

19. Can you name all of Santa 's reindeer? Yes, but I have to sing it, not on purpose I just can't help it, it's like the abc's song.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star, some angels on trees freak me out, they look wierd. My mom has a gorgeous one, but for me a star.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Pajamas on Christmas Eve and presents Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People who buy way too much for their kids and major moneybags crap and say it's from Santa, Cha- how come Santa gave them this and all I got was this piece of crap of a toy? Ya- if you're one of those, just say it is from you- Santa can't bring ponies in his sack okay! Also, I hate the obligation feeling of getting gifts for people that you hardly talk to and then all of a sudden it is gift givin time, it's like, here take this gift for all of the times I should have been a friend, neighbor, or whatever and this useless tinker of a gift will make up for it. Holy Crap, I sound like such a brat, and it is true, I am. I just think that gifts shouldn't be wasted on people who don't need it. I would much rather they saved the money and gave something useable to a family in need. I love that about Christmas and it makes me sad when the second Christmas is over, those families and Centers are nearly forgotten until the next Dec. rolls around.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I have a few favorites from different times in my life, but I get nervous about collecting too much of those because I would be sad if they were broken, and I don't ever want my kids to feel sorry for breaking my favorite memory and having me loose it and cry over it and have them feel bad too. I guess I am just avoiding getting to attached because I don't want too get hurt. Woa! Can we say Therapy? I have always had a thing for snowflakes though, so they are everywhere. I also am traditional with the coloring. Red, Green and a little variation in between depending on the trend. I like having big giant bulbs and varying sizes. Whatever, my tree would be a lot different if I could buy whatever I wanted and I am sure that is what most would say. I like what I have done with what I got. It feels Chrismaslike to me, so it is good.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Honey baked ham with cheesy potatoes, rolls,(like you Jamie) my mom's pecan pie, and my mom's cheeseball with crackers for the appetizer. I have been trying out new things to start my own traditions and it has been so fun. I feel like a Suzie homemaker Modern Betty Crocker with an attitude. I can't do it all of the time, I have to be in the mood, again- Therapy.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I want a baby, but since that isn't going to happen, we are getting a puppy(surprise, so I hope my kids don't read this before Christmas) I also want my husband to be happy and enjoy the holiday. The crowds are not his highlight. It tears me appart because I don't want him to have to feel horrible and anxious and sick inside, but I miss being me, I like being around family and friends, it is "the more the merrier" for me and Dan is "slim to none is best." I just want to make our own traditions and have my kids have a memorable Christmas with magical memories and spiritual ones too. We have done a few things with them for traditions and I love it, they love it and I can't wait to do it again next year. I love being a mom! The ages of my kids are wonderful, I want them to stay like this forever, but I also want to watch them grow and see what they become. I just want another little one around for more laughter and snuggles and loves. This isn't the best time to be doing this emotion wise- I shouldn't be typing this late because everything that comes out is bringing tears down. This will be my toughest and best Christmas so far. I am thankful for the birth of Christ and the feeling I get when I read the scriptures and imagine what it was like for Mary, Joseph, the others who were able to witness. Again, tears. I got to stop. Merry Christmas everyone!


Jamie said...

okay I'm still laughing my head off over your comment about your meds!!!!! So funny! This tag is so you! You wrote a novel on every question!! It was a fun one to read. Your great! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. You are such a great friend, I miss ya! Hey I'm going to lunch at AF chillis on the 17th at noon. I invited Tori, Sarah Ivins, Nikki Pace, Megan Roberts and Shanna Bills. Let me know if you can come. It will be fun and I'd love to see you!

Jana said...

So cute Amy! It was good to talk to you yesterday! We love you!