Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 25

Day 25: It’s Christmas! What were some of the things you received this year?

I don't like focusing on what I got. So instead I'm doing "What was your favorite part of this Christmas?"

& go with spending it with my love, my family, & my Aria.
It was an amazing day. Couldn't ask for a better day. Honestly.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 23

Day 23: How much money do you think you spent Christmas shopping?

Not much at all. Remember a few days ago when I said we're broke?
Still are ... & not b/c of Christmas shopping. (too bad)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 22

Day 22: Somewhere you would want to spend Christmas one year.

Somewhere with snow! Somewhere gorgeous & cold. Somewhere with a big fireplace and lots of books to read.

Also overseas - England or France

(of course with Josh!)

Maybe someday...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 21

Day 21: Your favorite Christmas movie.

Ha! Um I don't have one.
For all the love of Christmas tradition in my family we never watched a Christmas movie every year.
Yeah, I've never even seen some of the classics - like "It's A Wonderful Life" ... For Shame!

So maybe that's what I need to do this Christmas break because now I've GRADUATED!!!
Only that means this isn't really a Christmas break. It's just Christmas time. I no longer have breaks. Sigh. I knew this whole graduating thing wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 20

Day 20: All time favorite Christmas present.

Well shoot... I don't know. All time?
My very special earrings from Josh. I adore them! :)

Although I got the boxed set of Anne of Green Gables from Dr. A last year (or was it the year before? and was it for my birthday instead of xmas? I can't remember.) I loved that gift!

I guess I really don't know!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 19

Day 19: Whose gift was the hardest to buy this year?

Well, see we're kind of broke. So no Christmas presents this year! Oh yay!
But if we had bought presents the two hardest are Josh & Master.
I never know what to get them.

On the other hand... I could buy presents for my Mom & Chace all day long :)
I know them so well!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 18

Day 18: Favorite Starbucks holiday drink

Hot chocolate!
Yes, that's right. NOT a coffee based drink. Ew!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 16

Day 16: Your favorite Christmas tradition.

Anything family related.
I adore decorating the tree with my family. I love the silly gifts we get in our stockings. I love that it's always chaotic when the whole family is together.
I love it all.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: Most annoying this about this time of year?

People who don't adore Christmas as much as I do! Ha!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 14

Day 14: Share a previous Christmas memory

I loved when Josh gave me my "promise ring" ... except it wasn't really a promise ring I guess.
He didn't give it to me in front of everyone. It was later... after we all had opened our gifts at my parents' house.
We were sitting in my room. I was wondering why he hadn't got me a present. & he pulls a pretty black box out of his pocket. & says "Here ... this is for you."  ... very Josh :)
I was nervous opening it actually. By this point in our relationship we knew we were going to get married, but neither of has had proposed (not that we wound up doing it that way).
I was wondering if that is what he was doing.
Nope :)
Just a gorgeous ring for Christmas.

Another great Christmas memory - the first year Josh & I put up our first tree.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 13

Day 13: 5 things you love about Christmas

I adore everything about Christmas ... but here go five:

1. Lazy days spent with family
2. SNOW!! (especially last year when we had a WHITE CHRISTMAS!)
3. Cozy fires with hot chocolate & Christmas music
4. Love that fills the air
5. Giving gifts that make people laugh, cry, and grin like crazy

I could go on ... and on ... and on ...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: Your favorite Christmas song.

It's hard to pick just one so I'll list several of my favorites:

~ Carol of the Bells
~ Jingle Bells
~ Any Trans-Siberian Orchestra music (especially Christmas Canon Rock - adore it!)
~ It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (because it is, duh!)
~ Silver Bells

I love all Christmas music! I'm one of those people - ya'know the ones who start listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving and don't stop until New Year's Day. Heck, I've been known to bust out the Christmas music in June!!

I am especially loving Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer this year ... S & I sing it together :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 11

Day 11: Favorite gift received as a child?

 Ohhh... probably my water babies. They are these dolls that you fill with warm water and they are soft, flexible and warm. I especially adored playing "mommy" when I was little. I had twin girls :)

I also loved my skates that I got one year. & I'm sure there are many other gifts I adored.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 10

Day 10: Who spoiled Santa Claus for you?

I never did believe in Santa Claus & we don't plan to tell our children there is one.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 9

Day 9: When do you put up your tree?

Unfortunately, this year we didn't put up a tree :( but when we do it's after Thanksgiving


... is my LAST DAY of undergraduate classes!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 8

Day 8: There is mistletoe hanging above you, who do you wish is under?

So should I be all appropriate and say Josh?

Or should I go all fantasy and say someone else?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 7

Day 7: Your Christmas food craving.

Peanut brittle!
Chocolate chip cookies!
Peanut butter cookies!

Anything sweet and delicious

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lessons from the ST.

Times when S always tells me he loves me:

When he is eating
When I am wiping his bum.

I adore him.

Christmas Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: Which one of Santa’s reindeer is your favorite?

Um never really thought about this. Never watched the movie either (for shame! I know)
I'll just go with Prancer because I like the name :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Favorite Candy Cane Flavor.

The really delicious multi-colored yummy ones!


 & now I really really want some!

(as always the picture is linked to it's source)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: What 3 things come to mind when you think Christmas.

This one is hard because there are so many memories and warm fuzzy feelings that surround Christmas for me.

So here are 3 of them

1) Trimming the tree ... I loved spending time with my parents & sister while putting up the tree. For as long as I remember it was a white tree with gorgeous blue and silver lights, bulbs, ribbon, and tinsel. Plus my one red bulb that said my name & '94 on it. It always had to be on the tree, but dad relegated it to the back because it ruined the vibe of the tree! lol 

2) Fires & hot chocolate ... the house I grew up in has a fireplace and my parents make use of it every winter. I adore sitting in front of a fire and drinking hot chocolate. A very favorite memory that brings back those warm fuzzy feelings of being loved and being happy.

3) Absolute crazy family times! ... this is a memory that goes along with every holiday and most other random weekends. The time and place we get together changes every Christmas, but one thing stays constant: my family is fun, rambunctious, loving, joking, and chaotic. I can't begin to describe how happy I get just thinking about the times we've had together. I adored growing up with 3 siblings, and I would love to have several kids of my own so they can have the same happy and chaotic childhood I did.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: A picture of you in the snow.

I adore this picture of myself.

 The snow in my face is courtesy of Joshua.
Thank you, my love.

Also here's this one
Also thanks to Josh

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 2

Day 2: Send a letter to Santa what’s on your Christmas list?

Dear Santa,

I'd really love a(n)

(I <3 Apple)

 The Good Wife Season 1

(wouldn't mind owning the last two books either)

 This gorgeous watch

That's all Santa! (actually I could make a much larger list ... but won't)

(all pictures are linked to their respective sources - if university taught me anything it's to cite my work)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Challenge: Day 1

Day 1: A photo of you last Christmas.

We had an amazing Christmas last year - it snowed a ton. A white gorgeous Christmas!

The Gorgeous Chace & Me :) 
I adore her

 I adore socks.
Mom gets me new socks every year.