Today The Blended Blog is continuing the monthly question and answer post with lots of fun prompts all about the holidays. Use the graphic below and link up your answers so we can all learn just a bit more about one another.
One | We have several trees and they are all fake. I always had a real tree growing up but about 16 years ago I started having a big reaction to the tree once I was taking it down and I just decided it wasn’t worth it. While I do miss the experience of heading out to cut a tree down ourselves, it sure is nice to just pull that sucker down each year!
Two | My Meme’s Chocolate Cookies are my absolute favorite. The only thing Christmasy about these cookies is they have only ever been made during the Christmas season. My Meme made them my entire life and would box them up for friends and now I enjoy the same tradition. They are amazing.
Three | Once Dillon was born Christmas morning has always been celebrated at our own home. I look forward to Christmas morning every year as I know my kids will be home and we will enjoy sharing the morning together opening gifts, laughing, eating yummy food and sometimes playing games.
Four | I love colored lights but somehow we have moved to all white lights both inside and outside.
Five | Absolutely we send Christmas cards! Sending and receiving cards is one of my very favorite things about the season. I hope mine actually arrive this week so they can make it into the mail! You can see last years card here and the previous year we did a little multiple choice/true false questionnaire to include with our card which was so fun! I also shared a few tips to a successful family photo. Here’s a little preview of our 2017 family pictures and one a picture that didn’t make it onto our card.
Six | Hmm….the most memorable gift I’ve ever received was a waterbed when I was 16! Last year Keith surprised me with a diamond drop and it was such a sweet surprise. Surprises really are my favorite even if sometimes I act weird because I truly am clueless how to respond when I’m surprised!
Seven | I don’t think I could choose just one! When there was still Santa at our house I loved seeing my kids faces when they knew Santa brought what they asked. I am pretty sure if it was within reason we did whatever we could to make their little dreams come true! All four at some point received an electric car and those were by far some of the most fun to see them try to maneuver the first time!
Eight | I love finding little surprises for the kids stockings! Some years, however, it has been Christmas eve when I realized I’m short and I end up at Walgreens at 9:49!! Last year we started a new tradition where each of us have $20 and 20 minutes to grab one gift for each family members stocking. It honestly was so fun on Christmas morning going through the stocking and seeing how creative everyone was!
Nine | Hmm…we definitely almost always have pj’s for Christmas morning but I’d say they aren’t always necessarily Christmas pj’s. They may have some Christmas colors but I’m a weirdo and will be making sure those suckers can be worn way longer than just December.
Ten | I’m not sure I could choose a favorite! I absolutely love Christmas carols and all 6 slots of my CD player in my car hold a Christmas CD at the moment. I’m pretty much about the traditional songs for sure.
Eleven | Typically the weekend before Christmas I dedicate to baking goodies and love delivering them to friends and family. We always have Christmas eve with the Janac side of the family, Christmas morning and brunch at our house and then we travel to my home town for Christmas with my family the day after. Tamales are a huge tradition at Kielman Christmas.
Twelve | I could definitely fit a little into each category! I typically shop early and do fairly well for my kids and then all of a sudden two days before I’ll be scrambling for friends and other family members.
Thirteen | I’m not satisfied with the Christmas season until I’ve had the chance to watch Love Actually and The Holiday but watching Elf and A Christmas Story definitely get me totally in the spirit of Christmas.
Fourteen | I love a good cup of egg nog with a little Crowne Royal mixed in but typically only one glass. We always have champagne and cranberry juice on Christmas morning.
Fifteen | Well of course! All that hard work, Santa deserves the cookies!
Now it’s your turn to spread your Christmas cheer and linkup your Holiday Answers!