Thursday, December 08, 2005

Favorite Christmas _____

What is your favorite Christmas______________ ?

You fill in the blank. Could be fave cookie recipe, fave ornament, fave memory, fave activity.......whatever.

My favorite Christmas decoration(s) is a pair of penguins I got at a Secret Sister gift exachange 6 years ago. We were playing Dirty Santa and the number I drew was 27 out of about 30 women, so I had a long time to ponder whose gift I was going to go for. I saw what I wanted and who had them and kept my mind on that. I was pregnant at the time and was about to burst. My belly was hurting a little and I just didn't feel all that good, but I wasn't leaving without those penguins! (My husband loves penguins and I wanted to surprise him)
When my number came up I got tears in my eyes and said, "I want the penguins that Carol has and I am going home because I don't feel good!" I took my penguins and left. I went into labor that night and my baby girl, Cassidy, was born the next morning. :) I still have the penguins and I think of that night every time I pull them out for Christmas.

My favorite Christmas memory is the Christmas my husband proposed to me. We had been dating for a year and I had hoped he would propose. I was living in a little one bedroom apartment at the time and was just so pleased that I had made it on my own that year after my divorce. He came in with a little Christmas tree and in the middle of it was a box. It was wrapped in Christmas paper with a picture of Santa on it. He had written on the beard: Will you marry me?. I have a picture of our kiss after I said yes. It is one of my favorites. We look so young! We have been married 12 years now. :)

One of my favorite things to do for Christmas was prepare a secret stocking for my grandmother, Nan. All the grand-kids would pitch in a little something for this huge red stocking and we would put in on her door for her to open the next day when she went out to get the news paper. We put all kinds of things in it....some silly some practical. She was 91 years old and had what she needed. We just made it fun for her. She always loved it and told my aunt that she looked forward to seeing what Santy Claus would leave her. She died this past October. I suppose I will have to find another sweet little lady to pass the stocking to. :)

My favorite Christmas Carol is Holy Night. I sang it in a duet at Church years ago and I loved the harmonies.


  1. I enjoyed reading about your favorites, especially the night Cassidy was born. Those are special penguins!

    My favorite Christmas dessert is homemade sugar cookies decorated with homemade icing. I could eat a hundred of those things!

  2. My favorite Christmas present is Jesus. My favorite Christmas phrase is "Is that all of my presents?" spoken by my sister when she was around 3 or 4 repeated at least 100 times in a row. My favorite Christmas song is also Holy Night. My favorite Christmas aroma is the smell of cider w/cinnamon brewing on the stove.

  3. Hi, thanks for popping over to my blog. :)

    New friends are always welcome as well.

    As for my favorites.

    Hmm, making my grandma's secret oatmeal cookies with lots of love added in.

    Snow on Christmas Eve, sparkling and shining in the night.

    The memory of my kids faces when they were little on Christmas morning.

    The memory of how my Mom loved Christmas.

    Candlelight services and hearing the real reason for Christmas.

    And last but definately not least, being with my family, my husband, my children and my grandchildren.


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