Alrighty....I got tagged from FeliciaE at Living Just Like Grandma! So here is my Christmas meMe and yup I'm going to tag some of you too. lol
1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping?
2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions.
We have lots of them so I'll share one from when I was growing up. Christmas Eve is also my little sisters birthday and my mom always made sure i was special for her. We would have her special birthay dinner, usually spaghetti, birthay cake and open present. Then we would ring in Christmas Eve by getting dressed up and going to 7:00 services. Come home, light a fire in the fireplace and gather around the tree. We got to open one present on Christmas Eve. Then a friend of my parents would come over every year dressed as Santa. lol He was still doing it when I was a senior in high school...go figure lol
3.) When do you put up your Tree?
We put up our tree the Sunday after Thanksgiving and yes it's up and lit right now.
4.) Are you a Black Friday shopper?
No waaaaaay, it scares me!
5.) Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
Well not really travel...my sister Wendi and I take turns and we live 45 mins from each other. This year we are having it at our house and my little brother is coming up from Florida YAY!!
6.) What is your funniest Christmas memory?
My first year of college....we were gathered around the tree on Christmas Eve...firing going...music playing. It was my turn to open my one present. My dad hands me a box larger than a shoebox and I looked over at my sister Wendi who had a comical look on her face. I tore off the paper and untaped the box. When i lifted the lid, I saw to my horror that she had given me a large purple bong!!!!! OMG I went into panic mode and slammed the lid back down.
Dad: What is it Tam?
me: Nothing dad...
Dad: Nothing? What's the matter? What's in the box.
me: (muttering with my head down) a bong
Wendi breaks into major laughter
Dad: A what? (he's hard of hearing from polio when he was a kid)
me: a bong
Dad: What? A bonk?
me: a bong
Dad: A bonk?
me: a bong dad
Dad: A bonk? What's a bonk?
me: (shouting) IT'S A BONG DAD! A BONG! B...O...N....G
Dad: Oooh a bong? What exactly is that?
me: (in complete horror and frustration) you smoke pot with it.
Mom: (gasping) (my two other siblings giggling, and Wendi rolling with laughter)
Dad: Oh..very nice. We'll have to try it out together sometime. (smiling)
me: (mouth gaping open) ummmmm okay dad
Oh my god, I will never forget that present from Wendi as long as I live! I can't believe she put it under the family christmas tree! hahahahaha
7.) What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
I have two....It's a Wonderful Life and Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey
8.)Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat?
Yes I do and my favorite is sugar cookie with creme cheese frosting.
9.) Fake or Real Tree?
Went to fake last year...i don't want to deal with the mess and a broken vacum cleaner every year anymore. lol
10.) What day (as a Mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done?
I don't usually panic until I need to send out boxes. lol
11.) Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
Yes I am lol
12.) What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
The anticipation with the kids before we get to open presents. lol
13.) What Christmas craft do you like the best?
Making homemade ornaments.
14.) Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song?
Definitely!! Too many to list, but i love Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters and The Christmas Shoes by Kenny Chesney.
15.) When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
The day before christmas. lol
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OKAY LADIES, I'm tagging you!! And I'm only tagging 5 because we have a showing in 30 mins and I'm so not ready. If anyone else wants to do this, I'd love it and let me know so I can come see your answers. :)
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