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Saturday, December 5, 2009

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by both Tamara from Over the Home Spun Hedge and Tami of Hearts Make Families to do the Getting To Know You Survey so here goes.

Have you started your Christmas shopping? 

Tell me about one of your special traditions.
One special tradition is the cherry cheesecake we have when we eat Christmas dinner at my mom's place.

When do you put up your Tree?
Usually about 2 weeks before Christmas

Are you a Black Friday shopper?
We don't have Black Friday in Canada but I can promise you that if we did, I would NOT be out in it.

Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
Depends, this year we are staying put.

What is your funniest Christmas memory?
Not sure if it was the funniest but my best is the year I did a treasure hunt for my little brother to find his gift.  Had him searching all over the house where he would find clues written on paper as to where to find the next clue until finally his present from me.  It was fun and he loved it.  I think I was probably about 14 at the time which would have made him around 9.

What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
I go for the comedies more than the sappy classics.  I like Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation. 

Do you do your own Christmas Baking? What’s your favorite treat?
I don't really do any baking, just the standard turkey dinner.  My favorite treat is the special pineapple and cherry Christmas cake my mom bakes every year.  Delicious and one I don't share when I snag a piece.

Fake or Real Tree?
Always real and farmed.

What day (as a Mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done?
Usually around the 20th but with my daughter being only 3 1/2, we could have Christmas any day after the 25th and she wouldn't know the difference.

Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
Not usually, by then I'm usually just having a nice glass of wine to celebrate after putting all the gifts under the tree after she goes to bed.

What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
Watching my daughter's face when she comes downstairs and sees her sock hanging from the fireplace bulging with gifts.

What Christmas craft do you like the best?
I don't know if it's an actual craft but making fancy bows and decorations for the presents. 

Christmas music? Yes or No. And if yes, What is your favorite song?
We play some Christmas music but I go for the classics, not really a favorite I can think of.  I don't really care for Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer but the rest are okay.

When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
Already done!

All  bloggers are welcome to join in, even if you haven’t been tagged.

Just simply copy and paste the questions into your blog, and then answer them.

Happy Holiday's Everyone!

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Unknown said...

there's something 4 u over at my place today!

Mama-Face said...

Nicely done. I would love to see a photo of your fancy wrapped packages. Whoa that sounds very weird.

And dang you for being finished with your shopping! Just kidding. Kinda. But I love you, I love you. I LOOOOOVE you. (Elf.)


Anonymous said...

How fun! I may have to do this one. Btw, there's something for you at Redhead Dancing.

June said...

You are done shopping already? WOW! I am almost done but there always seems to be a last minute gift to buy.

The Christmas Cake sounds yummy. Do you have the recipe? Care to share?

Iva Messy said...

Congratulations!! ohh gosh thank you for the reminder!! I really need to buckle down and finish my Christmas shopping!! have a great weekend!

The Four Week Vegan said...

Already done with your shopping? You should get an award! I have only bought one present - I need to get cracking.

Lissaloo said...

I am so jealous that you are already done shopping! I have a couple more gifts to get still.

Liz Mays said...

Pretty soon, we'll know how every blogger does Christmas!

Your dessert treats sound fabulous.

You're done shopping? Ya stink.

Unknown said...

I love the cherry cream cheesecake as well. I would love to have the recipe for your mom's Christmas cake. It sounds like one of those that will be a favorite every year. (That is, if Boo let's go of the idea of having German Chocolate cake).

I saw your comment on Blue Violet's blog on Fiesta ware. I used to do estate sales and yard sales and would end up with Fiesta ware from time to time. I mainly have retro pieces and carnival glass type stuff now. I can't wait to see your Fiesta ware collection.

The Mommyologist said...

I live for Christmas Vacation every year. I can do Aunt Bethany impressions to a "T"! "This house is bigga then your old one!" "Is Rusty still in the Navy?"

LOVE it.

yonca said...

Oh, you're done shopping? I only got one present(for my hubby) Btw, I love comedies too:)

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I love your answers. We still haven't put up our tree either. We just put up the decorations outside though. Awww a treasure hunt sounds so fun. I might have to figure out something like that for my kids.

Samantha said...

I'm exciting about seeing Bree's face this year when she sees her presents. She's finally old enough to grasp it. I don't care if I don't get a thing, watching her on Christmas morning will be enough of a gift for me :)

Pink Haired Momma said...

Very cool answers. So you guys dont have black friday huh? Lucky! Black friday is SCARY!!

Tracie said...

You're already finished with your shopping? I haven't even started!

gayle said...

I so enjoyed reading that!! When I first saw it I thought to myself....I hope she answers the questions honestly and not funny....don't get me wrong...I love funny but what I really wanted was to know more about you. Thank you!1

Heather said...

Nice to get to know you better.
No Black Friday in Canada, Interesting I didn't know that.

Frugal Vicki said...

I am convinced, as of 5 pm tomorrow, my shopping will be DONE! I only have like 5% to go! And you know what, I think I am more in the Christmas spirit this year because of blogging. All these memes are so heartwarming!

Anonymous said...

Popping by for the first time and I get to learn so much :0)

Buckeroomama said...

This is a fun meme, isn't it? :)

Helene said...

I love Christmas Vacation too!!! It's a classic, as far as I'm concerned!

Laynee said...

You're done!?! I haven't even started. My daughter has and I still can't get my butt in gear! I don't even have the decorations out yet. I need to get movin'.

BigSis said...

Very nice. I'm totally stealing it :)

Anonymous said...

I love this meme and I'm with you about Black Friday. I live in the US and I don't participate.

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