Merry Christmas you Filthy Animals.

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The Christmas Tag!!!

“Chestnuts roasting, on an open fire……” ūüôā

So, today I’m feeling real holly and jolly today (possibly because of the Christmas ¬†party we are having at work today). ¬†As an extension of my holiday cheer, I am going to do the Christmas tag for you all! ¬†I will have the questions down at the bottom of the post for anyone else who wants to do this!! ¬†So, lets get it!!

 

  1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?

My favorite Christmas movie…? ¬†Actually, Nothing Like the Holidays is my favorite Christmas movie. ¬† I don’t know how I stumbled upon ¬†this movie a couple years ago, but ever since, ¬†I HAVE to watch it at least 3 times during the Christmas holidays! ¬†My favorite line?

“I’M NOT GONNA RUN THE BODEGA!”

LOL.

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  1. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Christmas morning!  And I am definitely someone who will be up at the crack of dawn (even before my own toddler), ready to open gifts.  Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays, and now that I am a mother.  I am enjoying more of watching my daughter and nephew open their gifts and see the joy on their faces for the holiday.

  1. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

There is a video of my daughter and my nephew’s first Christmas, where they were wearing matching onesies. ¬†My nephew was playing drums, and my daughter was dancing. ¬†It was classic Kynn and Preston, and I loved it. ¬†I think that is the year we knew they completely enjoyed their Christmas.

  1. Favourite festive food?

I LOVE turkey and dressing, with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy. ¬†That is my all time favorite combination at holiday time. ¬†That and apple pie for dessert. ¬†And let’s not forget the wine ūüôā ….

  1. Favourite Christmas gift?

I don’t know if I have a favorite Christmas gift. ¬†What I enjoy the most is when someone gets me something that they KNOW I will love; or if they take the time to get me something that I specifically asked for or casually mentioned in passing conversation. ¬†Thoughtful gifts ¬†are the way to my heart.

  1. Favourite Christmas scent?

Ehh, I don’t have a specific scent, but I know when I start to smell cinammon, apple or vanilla type scents, ¬†I am knee deep into the holiday season!

  1. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

No Christmas Eve traditions, although I would like to develop one for my daughter. ¬†I know she will want to make cookies for Santa and write a note. ¬†I also may let her open one gift the night before. ūüôā

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  1. What tops your tree?

Right now, a star. ¬†I want to get a really pretty angel like my grandmother has on the top of her tree. ¬†It’s gorgeous!

  1. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?

I’d have to say I was pretty blessed. ¬†I can’t think of anything I asked for that I never got for Christmas or at one point in my life. I also have gotten older and don’t ask for much; Im in a season in my life where I’d rather give than receive.

  1. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?

Spending time with my family and friends. Period.  I have always loved Christmas because I knew that  was the one holiday of the year that everyone will come together for a day and be joyful and laugh and have fun.  As everyone has grown, we have  all made our own new traditions, but one thing that I will never  give up is  having the ones I love the most with me on Christmas.

Here are the question for you to answer. 

  1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
  2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
  3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
  4. Favourite festive food?
  5. Favourite Christmas gift?
  6. Favourite Christmas scent?
  7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
  8. What tops your tree?
  9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
  10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?

The Holidays Couldn’t Have Been Better

Christmas was pretty awesome this year. One of the reasons for my exciting holiday weekend was my best friend coming to town. Although I had just seen her in October, it felt great to convince her to spend her holiday with me, rather than at home. Her birthday was also after Christmas, so it gave us all the more reason to hang out! I must admit it was the best fun I’d had in a long time. Having her here hanging with me was the perfect way to bring my year to a close.

Starbucks run with my best friend ūüôā

My 2 favorite little kids also had a pretty great Christmas as well! I enjoyed watching them play with all of their toys.  My mom even bought them their first tricycle!  They are super cute!  They are still a little short for them, but I feel like they will be able to ride them in no time.  Next up will be some cool helmets for them!

 

The babies taking their bikes for a test ride!

 

I must say that 2015 was a pretty great year. This Christmas holiday didn’t quite feel the same to me as previous years (not sure if it was the hot weather or what).¬† Having my best friend come down to visit and seeing my daughter and nephew have so much fun on Christmas really made me feel good. I hope every Christmas is this wonderful!

Laughter for the Soul

So I follow an IG page that posts daily journaling prompts (@journalingsage)¬†and today’s prompt says:

What made you laugh yesterday?

Well, yesterday, my mom, grandma and I went out shopping for a few last minute gifts for the family and friends we love so much.¬† I always love going out with my mom and grandma because they are full of laughs.¬† We always have a good time when we go out, plus we love the “last-minute” holiday hustle in the mall. The whole day was pretty adventurous, and anyone who knows me personally knows that a day out with my mom and grandma is guaranteed to generate some good, hearty laughs!

I can’t pin point one specific moment that made me laugh; but I think the best part was on the way home, trying to help my grandmother with her phone.¬† She has an iPhone, and is definitely not the most Apple-savvy person in the world (age has a part to play in that) lol.¬† Needless to say, teaching her about the cloud and storage and backing up her phone was useless, and I decided that one day next week, I will go to her house and make sure her phone is backed up, and try to see if I can free up some cloud storage space for her.¬† Between my grandmother’s lack of knowledge on the up and coming technology, to my mom trying to figure out how to work an Apple phone (she’s #TeamAndroid), it was quite a laughable experience and a great way to end a pretty fun trip out with them!

I must admit, that I had been having some pretty rough days at work.¬† I’ve been feeling like I’m being pulled in everyone’s direction but my own, and¬†I haven’t had time to myself to laugh and have fun.¬† So having this day where I could just sit back and watch the exchanges between the two was just the medicine needed for a long and stressful week!