Monday, December 24, 2007

Holiday Hoopla

I'm not very good at doing these things but since I like Mo Mommy so much, I thought I would give it a try.

The Rules
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas
2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm'-word
3. You have to specifically tag people when you're done. None of this "if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged" stuff is allowed...then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you -- but the more, the merrier to get this 'hoopla' circulating through the blogosphere.
4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it and I'd like to get as many people involved as possible.

1) I tend to get stressed during the Christmas holiday.
2) I always worry that I will forget to give something to someone.
3) I feel bad if someone gets me something and I didn't get them anything.
4) Seeing Christmas through my sons eyes has made Christmas so much sweeter for me
5) I used to get so many more Christmas cards than I do now. I think it's a dying art and it makes me sad
6) I still send out as many cards as I always have because I have hope
7)Joining the church gave me a whole new outlook on Christmas
8) I'm trying to make sure that my son knows the meaning of Christmas and understands that it's not all about the presents.
9)I really miss the singing Christmas Cards that my mom used to send me
10) I'm thankful to have my hubbys family that have adopted me as one of theirs over the years. We live close to them and get to spend a lot of time with them over the holidays.
11) 2 years ago today my mother passed away which forever changed Christmas for me.
12) As a child we always got to open one present on Christmas Eve and it was always a new pair of jammies.

I know these are lame but at least I did it right?? So now, I am going to tag Yvette (because she's sweet and I know she'll do it :o) No pressure right..LOL


Yvonne said...

I love these kind of posts where we learn so much about the person--this was fun. You are so right how it is so fun to see Christmas through the eyes of a child. I agree about Christmas card sending being a dying art (and I guess I'm contributing to it, because I never get mine out ; )

I'm so sorry your mom died on Christmas Eve--that had to be so hard. (((((((Hugs)))))))

Merry Christmas, Tonya.

Mo Mommy said...

We have the same Christmas Eve gift for our kids, jammies!
I gave up on cards this year when I found most of the cards from last year when we moved. They were unsent. It was September. 'Nuff said.
Sorry about your mom. Family is deeply connected to so many things that it sometime seems it can never be the same if they're not there.
I hope this Christmas is wonderful and the new years brings blessings untold!!

Nancy Face said...

I enjoyed reading this and learning more about you.

I'm so sorry that your mom passed away...and at Christmastime.

Christmas cards are still important to us, and we sent out about 50 of them. We received more than usual this year, and I think it's because we got ours out quite early, and people had more time to respond! :)

Melissa said...

It's so fun to get to know more about you! :) I am one of those horrible people who doesn't send cards... sigh... actually, I buy them and then in all the hustle and bustle, they sit on my dining room table taunting me... telling me what an idiot I am for not getting them out... hmm... maybe, if my Christmas cards are talking to me, I should get more sleep, eh??

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