It is finally Friday! I feel like this week was dragging, but now, it’s my favorite part of the weekend! That’s right, it’s Ask Away Friday!
Ask Away Friday is a blogger to blogger activity. Bloggers pair up, ask the other one questions and then answer that bloggers questions on their own blog! It is a fabulous way for bloggers from every niche to get to know each other!
Everything is coming up holiday and I have even more holiday cheer for you! This week, I am swapping with Christy from Uplifting Families and we are sharing all of our holiday favorites! From movies to desserts, we are putting it all out on the holiday table!
Christy asked and I answered!
1. What is your favorite Christmas memory growing up?
My favorite memory has to be playing Santa! I loved being in charge during the opening of the presents. Reading off the names, handing them out and then making everyone watch me open mine, LOL!
2. What is your favorite Christmas song?
3. What is your favorite Christmas ornament or decoration?
4. Do you plan on traveling to visit family or are you staying home for
We usually host Christmas on Christmas Eve for my side of the family and then, on Christmas Day, we go to my husband’s grandparent’s house. We get to celebrate with them too. One perk of all of us being in the same general vicinity.
5. Did you shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get the kids something
for Christmas? If so, what was your best find.
There is NO Black Friday for me! Ok, I will never go out in the morning, wait in line and deal with all of the craziness. I will, however, shop online! I did snag my son’s BIG gift, online, for $100 less than usual. He is going to be so excited!
6. Do you think Christmas time has become too materialized?
Yes. Christmas is extremely media, entertainment and consumer driven. I try to remind my kids that it is the season of giving. Giving of ourselves to others. Whether it is things we have, our time, our words or a simple smile. It is important to give and share.
7. If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would you want?
A homestead of my very own, a nice camera (to blog with, of course) and A MINIATURE DONKEY! Oh yeah!
8. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
The Nightmare Before Christmas! I even have it tattooed on my “Nerd Arm”.
9. Does your family have any Christmas traditions?
We do! The main one is that our kids don’t open their gifts from us until the morning on Christmas Day. In the morning, it is just us, so it is more intimate and calm. I feel like the kids can appreciate what they are receiving and what they are giving a little more than during the big celebrations!
10. What is your favorite Christmas treat or dessert?
COOKIES! Oh man, I can devour some Christmas cookies. Seriously. I also really miss my grandma’s divinity candy. It was so good but, I am terrified to try to make it myself!
Thank you so much for swapping with me, Christy! It is so much fun thinking about all of my holiday favorites! Don’t forget to stop by Christy’s blog and find out about all of her holiday favorites too!
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