Welcome to day 6 of blogmas.
We have always opened presents Christmas morning as family, then in the evening we open some at my mother in laws and on boxing day we open presents at my sisters,
When do you open your presents?
One of my favorite things about Christmas is all the yummy found that I get to encounter this holiday season.
For me it all begins with Christmas Eve when we make our turkey dinner with all the fixin’s (potatoes, carrot w/turnip, gravy, stuffings, and turkey).
Then on Christmas morning w either make pancakes with bacon with juice, fruit and a coffee or we will do eggs, ham, toast with fruit, juice and coffee.
On Christmas day we go to my in laws where we have home made soup with veggies and the whole turkey dinner again with wine and for dessert my mother in law makes a drum cake.
This isn’t my mother in laws cake (I found this online because for some reason I don’t have my xmas photos from last year on my computer) its a delicious cake.
Then on boxing day we go to my sister’s house where we do a dessert party and we eat all kinds of goodies from cheesecake and so much more.
I also do some baking during this time of year with cookies, fudge and a fruit cake. Check back to find recipes for my favorite baked goods this month. They will probably be posted on a Sunday.
What are some of your favorite foods?
Good Morning and welcome to Day 4. Today’s topic is one that I truly love. I absolutely love Christmas music. Don’t you?
Here is a list of my favorite Christmas music:
What are your favorite Christmas songs?
If you know me in real life you know that I have this issue with Christmas being heavily promoted before Remembrance Day and I think that it should be held off until after that day and honestly that is just my opinion. I just find that year after year its getting earlier and earlier with each year. Am I the only one that things this?
Like I mentioned in my first blogmas post this week I mentioned that nothing Christmas related goes up in my house until after my birthday. Now this is probably going to be really ironic but I honestly don’t mind listening to Christmas music or watching Christmas movies.
Which leads to today’s topic Favorite Christmas Movies.
Before last year we just had regular cable so I would watch the movies from there or from dvds. Then last year we got Lifetime and wow has my Christmas movie watching has changed this year so far. How did I live without Lifetime?
Here is a list of my favorite Christmas Movies that we watch every year:
This is just some of our favorite holiday movies what are yours? We are always looking for new movies to watch
Good Morning Everyone.
Today’s topic is:
When your a child, Christmas is all about the presents you will get under the tree and I think that is normal but once you grow up you realize that there is so much more to Christmas.
Since moving away from my parents house I realized that of course presents are nice but spending time with family and friends is so much better. Especially if you have family who live far away.
This year I’m not sure how it will be but I do know that my sister in law, brother in law and their son will be here for Christmas which will be nice because I don’t think we ever spent a Christmas together. We will be going to my in laws on Christmas day and I am hoping that my brother in law will be able to make it home this year although I’m not quite sure.
What does Christmas mean to you?
Good Morning everyone and welcome to day 1 of Blogmas 2014.
As you can see the topic today is Your favorite Christmas Traditions.
Growing up we always had a real tree and my parents would put it up on December 1st. We were also given our advent calendars at this time so that we could count down the days until Christmas.
One thing that my parents always did in regards to tradition was that each of us got a huge orange and apple in our stockings.
When I moved out and got married I told my husband that I wanted to start new traditions for us and our upcoming family and he was on board. I think all families need to have traditons or start them.
One of the big things for me was not putting up our tree until after December 5th and that is because that’s my birthday. Growing up my birthday never truly felt special for me because all around me was Christmas decorations and money was usually tight for the family with Christmas so close so that meant if I wanted something really special I ended up getting it only at Christmas.
Anyways back to my story (hehe) so every year we have a real tree and the last few years we made it a point to go and cut our tree down at a tree farm with one of our closest friends.
We usually let the tree sit over night and then we decorate it.
Which leads me to our next traditon and that is each year we buy special ornaments for ourselves. So by the time my 11 year old moves out he will have his own starter set of ornaments and he then can continue the tradition with his family.
As you can see from last years tree we have many of them on the tree.
What are your favorite traditions?
As I am slowly wrapping up my posts for the 30 Days, 30+ Pre-Scheduled Blog Posts I was thinking about taking part in Blogmas this year.
If you are on YouTube you know that a good majority of the vloggers are doing a vlogmas next month, which is very popular and you commit to post a vlog daily in the whole month of December. I was thinking of doing a YouTube one but I think that will have to wait until next year because there is just so much on my plate right now that I don’t think I could fit that into my daily life. Although I could do basically one take and not editing, we will see.
So in its place for right now I am going to be doing Blogmas instead and basically I am committing to posting every day this month. I hope you will stop in daily to see the posts.
I was looking online to see what bloggers were going to do this blogmas and I found Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and she posted this prompt list to make it easier to do the Blogmas.