It's Christmas Eve Eve. The kids are very excited, Julia I believe is on the fence about Christmas. She keeps asking me, so I believe this is my last Santa year with her. I've been debating whether to have the talk with her before Christmas or after. Since she seems to believe I think I'll wait, maybe just talk to her about the magic of Christmas. I have 3 presents left to wrap. My husbands, one of Julia's and one that finally came in yesterday.I have gift things to finish, which is mostly just cutting and gluing really. So not a big deal. I'm going to now post the Christmas getting to know you game, feel free to play it yourself:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real is always best
3. When do you put up the tree? usually 2 weeks before
4. When do you take the tree down? whenever the needles get really badabout falling off
5. Do you like eggnog? yes
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie House and RV
7. Hardest person to buy for? the parents
8. Easiest person to buy for? Julia
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes-one for the kids to play with anda snowbaby one
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? will not answer
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually in November but if I see something good I grab it
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Kevin's aunt makes Krumkake -Norwegian dessert
16. color of Lights on the tree? white lights
17. Favorite Christmas songs?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? stay home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yup
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? retail push of itall
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love Hallmark ornaments
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham and corn casserole
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Everyone to be happy and get alongIn case I don't get to blog again before Thursday Merry Christmas!


Busy Busy!

Things I'll be cooking over the next week:
Beer Bread - baked but need to cut it up
Spiral Ham
Corn Casserole
a pie - not sure which one yet -bought need to bake

things I need to do:
Make a menu for the holidays - done
buy groceries for Christmas dinner -done
finish the 12x12 pages of the kids for gifts
finish the ornaments I'm making
wrap all the presents -half way there

Six things on my Christmas wish list:
a camera case
ipod cord for the car
Wii remote charger
new Franklin Covey Planner

places I need to go this weekend
nail appointment -done
grocery store done
Sunday School/church-done

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

that's because we are in the middle of a snowstorm, but then again it is Dec. 19th. I still have things to do, like wrap presents and finish some of the ones I am making up, but I think I have it under control. I'll probably start panicking on Monday night. lol

The kids didn't have school today because of the storm so I get a 3 day weekend and the kids don't go back to school until January 5th. Greg can't wait for Santa this year, he's been excited all month. The countdown is definately on.