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Here's hoping that your week has started off great for you. MINE???? Well it is storming with humid temps but suppose to be super cold by Wednesday. WHO KNOWS ABOUT THE WEATHER RIGHT? However, I am not going to let some bad weather decide for me what my week will be like and I going to be............
Love my new shirt don't y'all?
Holiday baking, decorating and gift wrapping has already begun and the festivities are beginning to bloom everywhere. I love Christmas. BUT...I have decided that for some reason,
not that I'm old or anything...that it takes me forever to do what it used to take me a couple of hours to do!!!
I have done all that I am going to do except for my tablescape and hope to get it done this week.
Speaking of Christmas let's have some fun with a few questions shall we? I will share a few pictures of four of my grands that went to Bass Pro Shop over the weekend to see Santa.
1. If you have children that are now grown what is one Christmas tradition you miss?
I have many but one that came to mind to me just yesterday was that when my three daughters were all at home and growing up we always had a live tree. Our tradition was to go to the Christmas tree farm, pick out a tree, saw it down and then we would have hot chocolate and cookies. It was so much fun and a wonderful family outing. I miss those days.
2. Do you wrap your gifts in different colors of paper or do you like to coordinate your colors and ribbons-bows?
Well, I do love for my gift wrapping to match with ribbon and bows. If it can't be wrapped then I find gift bags that will coordinate with my color scheme that I am using for that year. Now I do make it simple with exception of a just a few "special" gifts and oh yes, the hot glue gun come out! I was quite proud of myself as I bought wrapping paper last year after Christmas for 90% off at Walgreen and it all matches! AND I didn't forget where I stored it! LOL!
3. Do you cook a more traditional meal for Christmas celebrations with family or do you prefer to choose something different each year?
Well, we celebrate Christmas with several families . And with each family gathering it has been something different for the past few years. This year for Christmas Eve we are doing finger foods. For my children and grands we will have the traditional Christmas foods as they have requested this year though we have done steaks, chili, BBQ and etc. in the past. However, my girls love their mama's dressing and gravy so traditional it is this year.
Cousins...make the best friends....
4. Is there a tradition that you have with your grandchildren or your children that you started and still enjoy? Or does each Christmas change in that aspect?
I have several that I began and still do them each year and will continue too for as long as I can. I am sure that will all change one day though.
14 1/2 years ago when my first grandchild came along I began to put up a Christmas stocking for her. Now keep in mind that my daughters has always had a Christmas stocking but when those grandbabies started coming the MAMA'S stockings came down! LOL! I have six grandbabies and each has a stocking. And yes...THEY ARE FILLED to the brim with little gifts that I have picked up here and there. I also began a new tradition a few years ago with my grands for them all to wear PJ's after our family meal. I buy them PJ's every year and and as soon as we eat the PJ's goes on and then it's time to relax and open gifts. Who knows, we may change it up next year!
I love hearing other's Christmas past traditions and things that they do different or ideas for new things to be tried.
Either I am really short or Santa is really tall? I think it might be both....Ha!
I hope that you all have a blessed week and enjoy each day....EVEN IF IT'S STORMING!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy