Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Hoopla!

Well....thanks Nan! Ha, I've been tagged by Nan at On My Porch to tell 12 random things about myself that have to do with Christmas. Sheesh Nan, I had a long day and really didn't feel like putting my thinking cap on. But...oh well here goes...

1. Growing up we always celebrated on Christmas Eve, with a big special dinner, followed by midnight mass (I loved to sing at church out loud - ha), and then we'd come home and open our presents. On Christmas Day we just hung around the house and enjoyed our gifts and leftovers.

2. We ALWAYS eat tamales on Christmas along with the traditional Christmas dinner.

3. I love getting presents, but most of all - I enjoy giving and saying thank you to the people who helped me throughout the year.

4. I look forward to shopping for my Christmas cards for the following year, carefully searching for the perfect one...

5. I love how fresh falling snow brings a sense of peace and serenity to my soul.

6. I love to bake lots of cookies, and make trays to give to my family and friends.

7. I hate how plain the house looks when I put all my Christmas decorations away for the season...always makes the house feel so empty.

8. I love to see the look on my boys faces when they find the crumbs on the plate where Santa ate the cookies we left him on the fireplace on Christmas Eve...

9. I love how my husband always has several Christmas gifts for me that he's hidden at my sister's house until Christmas Eve....and they are always beautifully wrapped, with a very special card he's carefully picked out.

10. And most of all, though I can do a lot better, I try to remember those less fortunate than me, and I try to give to each salvation army collector that I pass during this season, and donate whatever I can at the grocery store...but it's something I need to remember all year too...

RULES: 1. List 12 random things about yourself that has to do with Christmas.2. Please refer to it as hoopla and not the dreaded m-word.3 According the the creator, Andrea, you must specifically tag your people. There's none of this saying, "if you reading this consider yourself tagged.4. Hurry, Christmas is coming and Andrea would like as many people to get involved in this as possible so it can make the rounds and we can read 12 things about everyone and Christmas. I tag the following friends to join in the Christmas Hoopla!


  1. Hi Cutie! Loved learning more about you and your Christmas Hoopla. You caught me right before I turned off my computer. Thanks for tagging me, but I already did the hoopla on my Dec. 15th post. Stop by and read it when you get a chance! Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi my dear friend
    Thanks for tagging me
    Today, I am going to post my " hoopla!
    I will post my " Christmas hoopla" today .
    I send you a kiss

  3. Hi my dear friend
    I've been very busy today
    Tomorrow I will post my Christmas hoopla

  4. Thanks for playing along. Loved reading about you.

  5. Hi Rose,
    Love your list! Branson is great. We visit often because my father in law lives there. Many years ago when my children were little I belonged to the Silver Dollar City Craft Guild, so we took the kids there every summer. If you get a chance, you should go. There's lots to do. Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Hi Rose, Loved reading the facts about you. I bet your little boys are so excited for Santa by now. I loved that age with my boys. We are getting down to the count down now with a million little things to do. I just found out today we will have six more people for Christmas dinner making 20. Yikes! If I don't "see" you anymore before Christmas have a wonderful one. Happy Baking ~ Lynn

  7. Hi Rose! Thank you for stopping by to visit me and taking the time to leave a comment. I really do appreciate that! Great answers for your hoopla tag. I love that your DH hides your gifts at your sister's house! lol Very sweet. I've had a quick tour around your blog, and I love it! You and your sister, both have beautiful homes. Is it ok with you to add you to my blogroll? Hope to see you again very soon. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  8. Hi Rose,

    That was fun reading your Hoopla and I just watched that homeless video that you have down below. Now I am all teary.


  9. I loved reading your answers.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.