Wednesday, December 10, 2008

All about Me and Christmas

My girl Joanne 'invited' me to participate in a Christmas meme, and I invite you.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Both. But not at the same time. Also hot cider.

2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa doesn't come to our house

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white?
White.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No. Isn't that a poisonous parasite?

5.When do you put your decorations up?
All through the season, when I can get to it.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
My grandma's Blotch. It's kind of a coffee cake

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Laughing with all the silly adults--my grandma would give crazy presents like a "microwave bowl" that was a plastic bowl she had melted in the microwave. She always hung up pantyhose for her stocking. Oh, how I love her.

8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
We never did Santa, and we don't lie to our kiddlets either. He's just a friendly symbol of Christmas, but no where near as important as God's greatest gift. That Santa picture sure is cute though.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
No

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
As well as the children do it. Someday I'll have a beautiful tree, but by then I won't have little fingerprints on my mirrors either, and I'll be sad.

11. Snow. Love it or dread it?
Most of the time I love it. Like Aviana says, our favorite season is winter because after we go out and play in the snow, we get to come back in and have hot cocoa!

12. Can you ice skate?
Well, I can rollerblade, does that count?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My dad gave me new tires when I was in college. I was surprised by how much I appreciated that. When I was about 8, he gave me a little tin with a Victorian girl on it. He bought it for me because it was entitled "Jessica" on the bottom. I still have it.

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you?
Jesus. And being with family.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Oooh, where to start?? my Aunt Twila's sugar cookies (although I bet it's not cheap to send them down from heaven),
Swedish rings, frozen fruit dessert, rainbow cookies are a new favorite, blueberry torte

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I guess I STILL don't really have a tradition. It seems like it's different every year. We have gone with my in-laws to their candlelight service on Christmas Eve, and I do enjoy that.

17. What tops your Christmas tree?
A white star

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving. Although I really do like the receiving, if someone hits it right--like when Kevin gave me Photoshop Elements!

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
I like so many...Carol of the Bells, Mary, Did You Know?, Sleigh Ride, Oh Holy Night

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
I eat part of one just to be festive--what, that's not how to be festive? Hmm.. guess I'll have to work on that.

21. What do you want for Christmas?
A bowl for my Kitchen Aid mixer that has a handle, a three strand mother's beaded bracelet with all the children's names, Chronicles of Narnia on CD, an Ipod or MP3 player thingie, new carpet, a front porch, a clean house and world peace

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
No, but I do find plenty of parties to go to.
(And yes, I am invited to them. I don't just go to random parties. Sheesh. How little you think of me. :-))

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's?
We dress up for church.

24. Do you own a Santa hat?
More than one actually. I like wearing it while driving. It makes people smile.

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
The ones I love the bestest.

And if you're really into the whole Jessica and Christmas thing--and if you are, you are what a we call a Fabulous Farm Fresh Fan , here's the one I did last year.

12 comments:

Mandy said...

It all sounds wonderful!

Megan said...

you're funny- and, mighty candy canes! that was a long meme!! santa doesn't come to our house either- i didn't know, back before we had kids, if that would be a big deal to other people or not. turns out, it's never really an issue. as with most things, we don't make a big deal out of it, but just don't make it a part of our holiday, and it's fine. our girls just politely say "we don't play the santa game at our house" if someone asks what they want santa to bring them (which happens a lot lately!) :) - grace came up with that on her own!

Megan

Stefanie said...

I can just imagine seing a Mom of three wearing a Santa hat while driving and it made me smile too. Me wear one in 35C weather not likely!

gina said...

Fun! I played along on my blog-

http://unpinklife.blogspot.com/2008/12/lowdown-on-my-christmas.html

Cheryl Lage said...

Omigosh you had me at "a clean house and world peace!" :)

Happy Holidays!

Julie said...

I love your answers, Jess! We have a lot in common. Wasn't Tim's message yesterday at MOPS really good? He lost me at the end when he went into "mommy's darkness' thingy.....but the Santa bit was good! I told Hannah the truth about Santa a few years ago and this year she decided that she still believes in him. I had to have "the talk" with her again, and this time Emily as well since Em is getting to that age of awareness. Hannah is disappointed, but she will get over it.

MayaAndAvasMom said...

Speaking of Santa...I was interested to know...what did you tell your girls about it? We are not doing the Santa thing either and don't make a big deal of it like Megan said. But when I posted about it, my husbands said his mother freaked out. I don't know what she's going to say when she gets here but neither of us thought it was a big deal...especially since our main focus is on Jesus' birthday at Christmas. Did you have any similar issues with family/friends? And what do your girls tell other kids? Right now my girls are 3 and 1 so this the first year it's really an issue.

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

maya & avas mom--email me wouldja? Thanks ever so!

Stefanie said...

Hello again, the journaling junkie site is for scrappers and I have an international team creating for it. www.semplydone.blogspot.com is my personal one.
I haven't done too much scrapping lately though.

Oupa is Afrikaans (the second official language here and very similar to Dutch), Opa is German.

Stollen (fruity loaf with marzipan centre) and Liebkuchen (chocolate covered spiced biscuits) are German Christmas treats. I was born in Germany and still have family there.
Gammon is pork, smoked, boiled and roasted with an apricot glaze. (ham?)
Mince pies are short pastry filled spiced & brandied dried fruit tarts. I thought they were world wide - but South Africa was a British colony for so long, it could be British too.

Hope that helps? Thanks for leaving questions at least then I know the blog is being read and I love the interaction.

Marfa said...

Santa doesn't come to our house either...we tell the truth here, too. The reason for Christmas is Christ's birth. Period. I wish I could come over and hang out with ya'll!!! XO

georgann said...

I agree with Cheryl, you had me at your Christmas list. Cute new pic since the last time I commented, too! I like it!

Tarrah said...

This was fun to read Jessica! Your kiddos are just adorable