Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday Questions

I want to know these things, and my answers are included. Copy and paste it and do yours or reply back in a comment. Or if you don't blog, you can email me (who doesn't love mail?)!

What is your...


Favorite winter beverage? hot cocoa
Fave Christmas candy? toffee
Fave candy cane flavor? color? original peppermint - red & white
Favorite christmas cookie? frosted sugar cookie
Favorite Christmas song? to sing? to listen to? Jingle Bells & Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Fave Christmas movie? The Christmas Story
Fave christmas story? The Gift of the Magi (or similar ones)
Fave christmas colors? Silver, Red, Green, Gold
Actual color scheme for your decor? Silver, Red, Green
Fave christmas tradition? as a kid? with your own family? Throughout Dec & esp Christmas Eve - driving around to look at lights & going to see the Temple Lights
Tree topper? star? Angel? other? do tell! pictures score extra cool points. Lighted Star
Christmas lights display?your house? to drive by? small bulbs? large bulbs? white? multi colored? simple? Griswald? again pictures are a bonus here too. We use white icicle lights, plus other multi color lights outside. Love to see houses w/ TONS of lights & displays & decorations! I just told my neighbor (cuz he was asking about more lights) that I would't mind if his house looked like "Christmas Vacation" - the Griswold's house. ha ha. Also, have you seen "Deck the Halls" w/ Danny DeVito & Matthew Broderick? His house is AWESOME!!! Lights coordinated w/ music. ha ha LOVE IT! Wish we had more lights!
fave holiday icon collection?? Santa? nativity? snowmen? We don't have a collection of one particular item, just a few decos in the house. I think Santas & Nativities from around the world are so cool. Last year the Temple Visitors Center had a stunning Nativity from around the world Display. I should find out if they're doing it again. Loved it!
christmas card? picture? letter? Christmas card w/ picture, love getting everyone's family pictures!
what is more fun for you White Elephant? or Draw secret Santa names? Secret Santa
Holiday budget? extravagant or low budget? what do you wish it was? Our budget is very low this year, totally wish it was more
Tree? real or fake? prelit ? Green or flocked? Fake green tree not prelit, we add our own lights & ornaments (lots of homemade/kidmade ornaments)
best gifts are? homemade? or store bought? Both! Wish I was more creative to do homemade gifts!
which is better in your opinion? surprises galore? or being sneaky and peeking? I LOVE surprises! Growing up, I was always my Mom's "helper" and knew everyone's gifts & sometimes even helped pick out my own (which I thought was so cool being the helper). Now that I do most of the shopping myself, it's nice to get surpised once in a while.
do you do thank you cards for christmas gifts?
Not really. I definitely say "Thank You!" and show my appreciation/gratitude and also send emails

Ok, here's my lame attempt at taking a picture at our house lights (w/o the flash)

Here's a picture of our Christmas Tree (couple yrs ago in TX). We only put presents under the tree on Christmas Eve, otherwise the kids would probably tear into them! We just can't take that chance, plus they're usually not all wrapped until then. ha ha :)



OK people I really need to know these things! (if you post this on your blog, leave me a comment, so I can come check it out!)

3 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

love your pictures! way fun you did my made up survey! whoohooo!

Jenny said...

Your house looks so good! Sadly, I decided not to do what we did last year. (It's linked on my post from yesterday) I sorta have the moving bug and didn't want to deal with "extra" tasks to take down.

Fun survey. I will have to try that sometime--maybe today :)

Jenny said...

Favorite winter beverage? hot cocoa
Fave Christmas candy? toffee
Fave candy cane flavor? color? original peppermint - red & white
Favorite christmas cookie? frosted sugar cookie
Favorite Christmas song? to sing? to listen to? White Christmas

Fave Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life
Fave christmas story? The Grinch
Fave christmas colors? Silver, and Red
Actual color scheme for your decor? Red with some frosted blue
Fave christmas tradition? as a kid? with your own family? Decorating the tree with music, looking at lights and getting a new ornament for the tree representing where we live.
Tree topper? star? Angel? other? No tree topper this year, but in the past have done a Santa hat.

Christmas lights display?your house? to drive by? small bulbs? large bulbs? white? multi colored? simple? Griswald? Our entire house is themed in red and clear bulbs. We alternated the bulbs to make them appear like a candy cane. We kept it low key this year and only did a wreath and garland around our door.
fave holiday icon collection?? Santa? nativity? snowmen? I am biased so snowmen, but enjoy Santa decor as well.
christmas card? picture? letter? We have done a photo christmas card with a letter since we have been married.
what is more fun for you White Elephant? or Draw secret Santa names? Secret Santa
Holiday budget? extravagant or low budget? what do you wish it was? Our budget is pretty low. We normally allow our kids to pick one "large" item and that is all they get. The rest is from grandparents and Santa.
Tree? real or fake? prelit ? Green or flocked? Ours is fake without lights. I like to add mine incase the prelit ones go out. Our tree is decorated in various ornaments representing each kid. I am a big Hallmark sucker each year. I do prefer the real, but had a bad experience with it leaking on my carpet the first year we live in San Antonio. So no more real for us!
best gifts are? homemade? or store bought? Both! Wish I was more creative to do homemade gifts!
which is better in your opinion? surprises galore? or being sneaky and peeking? I LOVE surprises! Sadly, I don't get many surprises anymore since I normally pick mine out.
do you do thank you cards for christmas gifts? Yes, I take a photo of my kids in front of the tree each year and copy a bunch to use it as our "Thank-you" cards to our family.

That was fun--thanks for doing it!