Monday, December 7, 2009

*tap tap* Is this thing on??

So yes I have been seriously lacking in the blogging department.  While there is always tons of activity in my house, putting pen to paper or in this case, fingers to keys to gather my thoughts hasn't been easy.  But today in my meandering about the blogs of the world, I came across Todays Mamas giveaway.  And this Mama most definately loves a giveaway especially with what all is in the package.  Hey its worth a shot right??  So here goes:

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
Alien bees Digibee package in pink but of course
Some new lenses including this one, isn't she pretty!!
a clean organized house that stays that way for more then a couple hours
new tires for my truck (gotta have something practical on my list lol)
For Mom and Doug to not have to worry about money and jobs this year

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
All the dolls my grandmother made for me when I was a kid.  I still have most of them and love seeing my girls dressing them up and playing with thm now.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
a Christmas quilt.  Never have had the time though

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
that would probably have to be my New Kids on the Block Christmas lol. So sad...

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
Chelsea wants the Edward and Bella Barbie dolls (check)
Colby wants anything Lego (check)
Gwen wants an ipod (hmm still working on that one)

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
Hands down, checkerboard cookies.  So easy to make throughout the year, but still they only get made at Christmas time in my house

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
Well now I can't tell you all of that cause alot of what I have been doing have been gifts for other people.  Cutest so far has been the handprint snowman ornaments that I will get pictures of later and put on here.  And I've decided that I am offcially insane and decided that the kids really need their Daddy quilts made with Steve going out to sea so much.  Really excited to get those done though.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
Home for the Holiday.  Not a traditional holiday movie by any standard, but one that Katie and I have watched every year, numerous times every year since it came out.

9. Favorite holiday song? 
I'll be home for Christmas-Bing Crosby.  (And this year we actually are)
The Best Gift- Barbra Streisand (reminds me of Christmases when I was little)
Ave Maria- Josh Groban (he could sing the alphabet to me and I'd swoon)

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
Its a tie between just being at home, Christmas music on, baking the day away in the kitchen with the monsters.  Or jammies on, hopping in the car and driving around looking at all the Christmas lights.  I love hearing the "Ooohs" and "Ahhhs" and the "didja see that one?!?!" from the backseats.

So there it is.  My Holiday wish list.  And a renewed sense of get stuff on your blog Chris.  I really have so much that I need to get on here, including a not so beautiful, but tastes amazing loaf of bread I made yesterday.  With my own two hands.  That says alot right there doesn't it??

Till next time,