Wednesday, November 30, 2011

christmas questions

a couple of days ago i stumbled upon an amazing blog.
i just love her blog. 
and her daughter is a beauty. 
she posted some christmas questions and i had to steal. 
i hope others will steal from me too.
i love learning new things about people! 

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? i like egg nog but my hubby doesn't so i usually drink a glass at my mom's. but hot cocoa is a must throughout december.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? well since we don't have children right now i do all the wrapping but when we have kids most will be wrapped but a few from santa won't be.  

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I prefer white but will probably try colored at least once.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? i don't even know where to buy misletoe. some one help a girl out. if i had some i would definitely hang it! 

5. When do you put your decorations up? the day after tgiving.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? puppy chow and cowboy cookies!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? one year my mom wanted a white tree but my dad bought a regular tree and had my sister and i spray paint it white. it seems white trash which i guess looking at pictures it does look like it but it was a lot of fun and i will always remember it. 

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? i have no idea. probably from my older sister. 

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? my dad's side of the family does christmas on christmas eve so we opened presents from our aunts and uncles and then when we got home if we begged and begged we could open one gift. but my mom always picked it and it was usually pj's. 

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? this is the first year and we used a red and sliver theme.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? LOVE! 

12. Can you ice skate? yep. we actually went this past sunday! 

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? well besides my engagment ring! :] when i was 7 or 8 i got a my size barbie. i LOVED that thing until she fell out of my tree house and broke her neck. 

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? seeing family and celebrating jesus' birth. 

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? cookies! 

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? christmas eve service. although it's mainly just a tradition with myself. 

17. What tops your tree? a star.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? i love giving! it's so fun to find the perfect gift for someone!

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? Y-U-M!

20. Favorite Christmas show? santa claus with tim allen!

21. Saddest Christmas Song? christmas shoes... i get teary eyed every time i hear it.

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? merry christmas, happy holidays by nsync....hahha don't judge.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ten on Tuesday!

so i've been doing miss mommy's 
ten on tuesday's for a few weeks now
and this week she is doingthe i am________right now.
thing that a lot of blogs have been doing lately! 
i've been meaning to do a post like this for awhile now.
i also have been thinking about doing an accent vlog.
i'm a little nervous though. we'll see if it happens. hahaha.

I am _____ right now:

I am - sleepy...i haven't been able to sleep in lately.
I wonder - what god has in store for adam and i. 
I see - the good in people and always give the benefit of the doubt.
I want - to go back to school and get a degree. i hate feeling like i don't have a real job. 
I pretend - that i'm okay a lot. i try to hide how homesick i really am.
I worry - about all the memories i'm missing out on since i'm 800 miles away from my family and friends.
I cry - a lot during the christmas season. the songs, the joy, the's so wonderful! 
I hope - adam and i will have a big family one day.
I dream - of being a person that impacts someone's life.
I feel - excited for the christmas season! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

it's finally here...

the christmas season! 
the tree is up.
the decorations are up.
the presents are bought AND wrapped! 
i need to start making some holiday cookies or something. 

our joyful bar

our cheerful bathroom
the snowman basket was a handmade gift!

our cheery ottoman

our sparkly side table

on the corner of the bar.
bentley is missing a stocking though.

the dining room table
and the BEST for last....

our beautiful tree! 
i love wrapping all the presents before december.
that way i can enjoy the whole month without stressing about gifts.

i hope everyone has a very merry christmas! 
it's going to be here so soon.
and i can't wait! 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas!

christmas is my FAVORITE time of year.
i love the cold weather and sipping hot cocoa.
i love looking at christmas lights.
i love wearing mittens and scarfs.
i love being around friends and family. 
i love candle light christmas eve services.
it's just the best time of year.
and you can bet i will be saying
merry christmas not happy holidays!

this is my favorite christmas song. 

doens't it give you the chills?! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

a very random ten on tuesday

well i'm typing this today from a hospital bed. i was admitted on sunday morning for pancreatitis.
it's one of the worst pains everrrrrrrr. basically whenever i eat it upsets my pancreas and inflames it which causes me to be in severe pain. so i'm hooked up to an iv with nutrients and i'm on pain meds. they are helping but i'm still STARVING! it's been 72 hours without food. we are hoping to hear from the doctor today about all of my test results and hopefully learn what caused the pancreatitis. i have had it before and its not uncommon to get it multiple times. each time can be caused by something different. so for my ten on tuesday i will be talking about the food i wish i could be enjoying right now. ( celia you probably won't want to read this!)

1. griffs- is a small hamburger joint i think only based in tx. it has the most amazing juicy burgers and french fires. i definitely try to get one whenever i'm in tx.

2. cici's- i could really go for some alfredo pepperoni pizza. i'm a very picky pizza eater. i dont usually enjoy pizza and if i'm rarely in the mood for it. i was in the mood for it last friday and finally talked adam into going to cici's and we drove over there and they were GONE! i almost cried.

3. granny's pork chops. my favorite meal of all time would be my granny's pork chops, fried potatoes, green beans and her famous salad. oh and the best gravy ever. when i'm in town for christmas i'm hoping she will make this meal and hopefully i will learn how to make it myself. although adam doesn't like pork chops. guess this will be another thing i eat and will make the kids eat and they will love it too and he will be left out. hahah.

4. pumpkin pancakes. since it's fall ihop has their pumpkin pancakes back and they are so delicious. especially if you ask them for hot syrup.

5. dairy queen's chicken strip basket. i love their gravy and texas toast. and of course you can't go wrong with a blizzard.

6. texas road house- i love their baby blossoms! taste like chilis old awesome blossom but i think trh is better.

man i'm starving. my stomach is growlingggggg.

7. i really want an apple with some peanut butter. (see i do like some healthy food, celia :] )

8. mary ellen's tea room- my granny used to always take the girls in the family to this tea room. they closed about a year ago but they had amazing soup and lasagna.

9. a pizookie from bj's. its a huge warm chewy cookie served with ice cream on top. it's heaven!

10. cheddars has a chicken caesar pasta salad. its amazing. i'm sure it's grossly too many calories but oh so good.

well now that i'm starving i think i will go read some blogs and take my mind of food. hope everyone is having a blessed week.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

This cracks me up!
I love reading things like this.
My favorite are...
#'s 2, 5, 8, 14, 16
21, 25, 26
& 31

I'm so glad it's finally November!
Means Christmas is almost here.
I have already started listening to Christmas music.
It's my FAVORITE season
if you couldn't tell.
Lots of baking and decorating
will be happen this month.


(sorry the picture is so HUGE and makes this post extra big)