Thursday, November 02, 2006

Welcome to the 2006 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends! Enjoy!! Everyone has time for a few moments of fun! Don't be a scrooge!!!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Mixture of both!
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I'm all about the color!!!
4. Do you hang mistletoe? nope
5. When do you put your decorations up? The day after Thanksgiving!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? My Mimi's spinach bread - now that she's passed away my mom and I carry on the tradition!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: The Presents! My brother and I didn't get toys randomly throughout the year, but on Christmas Day, anything that we had mentioned wanting would be in our living almost seemed to us that Santa must have lifted the roof of our house up and dropped Toys-R-Us under our Christmas Tree! We would have enough toys, bikes, games and books to play with all year long! We appreciated our toys so much and found so much pleasure in playing with our new things!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? My babysitters son told me Santa wasn't real - when my mom came to pick me up she found me on the curb outside crying...that little boy was very naughty!
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We open one gift.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? With ornaments from Chad and my childhood as well as a collection of ornaments we've had made each year representing the new additions to our family. :)
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it- even the ice!
12. Can you ice skate? yes
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Our big trampoline...Jacob and I thought we'd opened all our presents and then my mom and dad said "go look out back"! Omiword...we were SO excited and I think we jumped on that trampoline every day for 3 years!
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Seeing friends and family come together!
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? My mom's 5 cup salad (it's delicious!)
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Opening presents first thing in the morning and than having a HUGE fattening breakfast with the family while we all watch the parade!
17. What tops your tree? A big star.
18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? I don't really think I prefer one over the other. Don't get me wrong - I like to give gifts to friends and family, and I also enjoy receiving's just not one of my love languages that I feel like I need to do or get often.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Christmas in Dixie
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? yuck

Tag - if you read this you're it!


Lindsey said...

I've been trying to figure out how to post pics from the internet...guess I'm internet pic illiterate cause' I can't seem to figure it out!

Jennifer Baber said...

I am sure there is an easier way and Reagan and Chad will probably laugh at this, but I just cut and paste the pictures to Windows Paint and place them on my desk top and then upload them to my blog.

Jennifer Baber said...

Okay, check out my site for my answers.

Kimberly said...

I'd love for you to share the recipe of the 5 cup Salad-sounds interesting and yummy!
I love that your favorite song is Christmas in Dixie-makes me want to get out our xmas cds!
This was so neat to learn more about you and your family!

Kristy Holsombake Patterson said...

Isn't Christmas time great?!?! I really enjoyed reading your answers and am so glad that you enjoy Christmas as much as we do! I've heard that children make it even more fun, so we can wait to experience Christmas with Will. In addition to Kim's request for the 5 cup salad, I'd love to get your Mimi's spinach bread recipe. If it's not too difficult, I may be able to attempt it :)
Loved the Halloween pics of the kids. You and Chad are so blessed to have such a beautiful family! Hope you all have a great week!

Kate said...

What's that you say?...You want to know where you can get some beautiful, hand painted Christmas decorations for your home this season? Well, I just happen to know of a great website that you can view some nice Christmas gift and decorating ideas: Check it out and see what you can find!

No, seriously, I will have to post my "Getting to Know Your Friends" answers on my blog someday. Those were fun to read!

Lindsey said...

Hey there girls! I'm excited ya'll have showed interest in my Mimi's Spinach Bread (Kristy - don't be fooled, it's NOT healthy!), as well as our families 5 Cup Salad (it's actually got 6 ingredients). I'll post the recipes soon!