Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 Review

The last day of 2006. In the last couple of days I've been thinking about all the stuff I've done this past year. Like everybody else this year has been full of good and not so good memories. It has been a year of growth for me. Some of my view points have completely changed since last year. Here are some good things I want to remember.

1. Dancing at the Durham Western Heritage museum
2. Going to see the African Children's Choir
3. Winning the exercise queen
4. Participants that have passed away
5. My mom dancing at Lindy in the Park
6. Camping in Louisville
7. Marching in a couple parades with the Jitterbugs
8. Being the Lion in the Wizard of Oz day
9. The Jitterbugs coming and dancing at FP
10. Winning 3rd place in Omaha Corn Eating contest for the second year in a row
11. Watching my parents square dance again
12. South Dakota trip
13. People leaving food in my car
14. Quality walks with friends
15. Having a sleep over with my Bible study
16. Playing golf with Onionboy
17. My birthday party
18. Jenny's birthday party
And many many others....


Christmas 2006

Well I'm a little late but here is my final Christmas post. I hope everybody had memorable time celebrating Jesus's birthday! This season seemed to catch up to me way too fast but it turned out great! On Christmas Eve I went to a beautiful candle light service and then to my parent's house to spend the night. On Christmas day my friends Onionboy, Venche, Hugh, Sherry, and Rob came over.
The next day some of us met at Onionboy's house to celebrate Robin and Tim's meeting anniversary.

My mom got some cake decorating items. She loves to decorate cakes so I know she'll have fun with those.

Venche and Onionboy decided to give me cheese. Why would they do that?

Oh Yeah!! Because I am the Cheese Queen!! Thank you to Onionboy for making me this shirt!!

Onionboy talking about how long it takes him to open a present.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Miss lumber jack Viv

I couldn't believe the trouble this tree caused us but we eventually got it up. It kept falling over. We tried to make it a little more secure in the stand by cutting of some branches. After that it still would not stand up so we cut off about a foot from the bottom. Finally Onionboy come over and told us the log was curved. He got the ingenious idea to put something underneath the stand to prop it up on one side. Problem Solved!!

Thankyou Onionboy!!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree...

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Christmas Quiz

Okay it's after the 1st of December. Time for the Christmas posts!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
-- Egg Nog- especially with a little bit of Rum extract or brandy

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
-- wrapped.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
-- colored on both.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
-- no.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
-- The weekend after Thanksgiving or after the 1st of December

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
-- My families poppy seed bread, stuffing, and green bean casserole

7. Favorite Christmas memory as a child?
-- On Christmas Eve having a nice dinner at my uncle's house and then riding in the car looking at all the decorated "Big" houses. They had so many lights on them.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
-- I don't remember

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
-- yes, When I was a kid my brother and I always opened the gifts we got for each other on Christmas Eve

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
-- With different colored lights and many ornaments. Some of them I made myself when I was little.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
-- It's pretty but annoying

12. Can you ice skate?
-- Yes!! It's one of my favorite Christmas traditions!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
-- can I avoid this question?

14. What's your favorite thing about the holidays?
-- 1) That almost everywhere you go songs about Jesus are being played and God reminding me how much He loves us
-- 2) Looking at Christmas lights
-- 3) singing carols.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
-- Pumkin Pie and mincemeat Pie

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
-- The candle light service and Going through Christmas stockings with my family and friends.

17. What tops your tree?
-- a golden star.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
-- O Holy Night

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
-- yum.

21. What's number one on your Christmas list this year?
-- The same thing every year...

Thank you Onionboy for this quiz