Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Tag!

Leslie tagged me, so here goes...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? I LOVE hot chocolate with marshmallows! I drink it year round! I've tried Egg Nog, but am not a big fan.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Unwrapped under the tree

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white lights? We just have white, but I can appreciate the colored too. Everyone should do what makes them happy...go Clark Griswald!

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Haven't found any, but would love to!

5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually the Sunday after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? I love it all!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Going to church on Christmas's still my favorite part of Christmas.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I remember starting to wonder in 2nd grade... I think Elisha Sutton had something to do with it. Or maybe it was Mandy...thanks again Nathan!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes, Jerid and I get an ornament every year for eachother and we also get one for Layne. I also get Layne Christmas pjs that she opens Christmas Eve and wears.

10. How do you decorate your tree? We got a real tree this year and I love it! So, all our ornaments that we have bought for eachother are on it. We also have a huge tree in our front window that is decorated with ribbon and bulbs.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? I love it if I don't have to drive in it.

12. Can you ice skate? Never been, but I am dying to try.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Everyone in my family knows this one...MY LAKERS JACKET!

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you? Being with our families and friends and celebrating the birth of Jesus!!!

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Fudge

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Going to church and watching Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas.

17. What tops your Christmas tree? A beautiful Santa

18. Which do you prefer-giving or receiving? Giving...seriously. I never open my presents until after all the kids have opened theirs because I love watching their reactions to each gift!

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? I love all of them, but probably Silent Night. This is the one we light the candles to at church. It is such a peaceful song and it always reminds me of what Christmas is all about.

20. Candy Canes-yum or yuck? They're okay.

21. What do you want for Christmas? There is nothing that I just really want. I like lots of things.

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party? We usually have one or two, but this year we didn't go to a single party...kind of sad, huh?

23. Do you dress up on Christmas or wear PJs? PJs...who dresses up???

24. Do you own a Santa hat? Yes, but I don't wear it.

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with? Both of our families.

Okay, I tag Kandace, Amanda U., and Hilary

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Flashback Friday

These are pictures from last Christmas...Layne's first Christmas. She was about 11 months old. I can't believe how much she has changed in the past year! The first picture is of her tree which was rearranged by her on several occasions. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

6 Random Things

I have been putting this off because I am extremely busy and don't really have anything interesting to say about myself. But, since Mandy tagged me I figured I better post something...

1. I love Christmas!!! I love sitting in church on Christmas Eve, giving gifts, the sights, the sounds, and especially the excitement of children!

2. I believe the 80's is the best decade of music and will continue to be so for the rest of time.

3. I love to make white rice and then mix in some Italian dressing and...EAT IT!

4. I would rather eat a fruit salad than a piece of chocolate

5. I sleep in socks even though I end up taking them off during the night.

6. I watch shows that I am way too old to be watching for example...The Hills and One Tree Hill.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! I love this time of year because I get to spend time with some of my favorite family! We went to Jerid's Grandparent's farm on Thursday. They have several little kitties and Layne loved holding them and kissing them! She also got to spend time with her cousins that she doesn't get to see very often. It was so much fun watching them play together! On Saturday, we had my family over to my house. So, I didn't get many pictures...I was busy cooking etc. But, we had a great time! Unfortunatly, Lance couldn't make it because he had to work. Bedlam just wasn't the same without him, but he'll be home in a few weeks for Christmas! Hope you enjoy the pictures...

I think Layne is going to take after her Aunt Jill...she LOVED the kitties on the farm!


Layne and Carson

Layne with her cousins Kassie and Autumn