The Thank You!
Thank you so much to Smelly Socks at Smelly Socks and Garden Peas for tagging me! I love “Get to Know Me” stuff like this because you can actually learn alot about a person from their answers to seemingly random questions. Especially these holiday-related questions. Thanks again, Smelly Socks! I loved reading your post and getting to know you better! 🙂
The Questions and Answers
1) What is your favorite winter treat?
Hm, I actually eat these all-year round so they’re not completely just a “winter treat” for me. But since they fit-in quite well with the winter theme, I feel like I can say that Sno-Caps candy is my favorite winter treat…
2) What Christmas traditions do you celebrate?
Well… we’re still doing the Santa Clause tradition at my house (although this may be our last year for that). To keep it easier for me… we’ve never wrapped Santa’s gifts (to make them stand-out better from all the other gifts). And we also go ahead and open/assemble any of Santa’s gifts that require assembly so they are ready-to-go first thing Christmas morning. But isn’t that a big debate – whether to wrap or not Santa’s gifts? How do you all do it?
3. Are you wishing for snow this year?
Nope. I don’t like dealing with snow at all in my daily life. Especially here in Tennessee or Texas where the snow (IF it happens at all) is just wimpy and gross. But if I’m travelling specifically for some snow-skiing, then I love snow immensely. So just when it’s vacay or an escape, as long as it’s not part of my normal life.
4. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Oh this one is easy – “Home Alone”. My daughter and I just watched it together this afternoon. She loves it too! My next favorite Christmas movie is “Mean Girls”. C’mon!!!! If “Die Hard” is considered a Christmas movie then dammit “Mean Girls” is a Christmas movie too! They even do a dance number in Santa outfits to “Jingle Bell Rock” so it totally counts. I will die on this hill.
5. Have you ever built a gingerbread house? What is your technique?
I’ve actually never built a gingerbread house. I think I could figure it out though. It wouldn’t look that great however. But my daughter gets to do a gingerbread house every year because she has a friend that invites her over annually and they do them together. I’m in the clear!
6. What is your favorite hot chocolate?
I didn’t realize there are multiple types of hot chocolate? I like the normal one… you know, warm milk + cocoa + marshmellows. Pretty simple. But delicious! 🙂
7. What gift are you hoping to get this year?
Haha, nothing too exciting! But I did ask my husband to buy me some new pots and pans for Christmas. The current ones we have are getting old and crusty so I’m ready to replace them. If I get them for Christmas then I won’t have to go buy them myself. So it saves me money if he gets them instead.
8. What is your warmest wintertime memory?
Hmmm this is a tough one. Since I moved away from my parents, I really enjoy the time after Christmas every year where we get together and hang out – either at my parent’s house or we meet at a travel destination instead. I just enjoy spending time with my parents; and now that I’m an adult too – I kinda think they’re cool. And I love seeing my daughter develop a relationship with them too. It’s cute when they Facetime together. Sometimes my parents don’t know the Facetime is on so they hold the phone up to their ears and we’re seeing inner-ear close-ups the entire conversation. They make my daughter laugh non-stop. I see them getting older and that has made me realize that any time I get to spend with them now is so precious. I worry about this time being limited. 🙁
And The Tagging…
Anyhow, I totally stink at tagging! I love all of you, but sometimes I don’t want to pester, and also sometimes I don’t think a post like this will fit-in with your blog theme. I definitely over-think stuff like this and I don’t mean to exclude anyone! So PLEASE feel free to tag yourself if you’d like to participate! I’d love it.
But just in case some of you would like a little peer-pressure too… I’d like to tag the following folks:
Happy Holidays everyone! 🙂