Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Questionnaire

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Paper for sure. All other occasions throughout the year I use bags but for some reason Christmas always deserves wrapping.

2. Real tree or Artificial? If you read my post about trees you know I love REAL!

3. When do you put up the tree? Just after Thanksgiving.

5. Do you like egg nog? I used to when I was a kid. We always mixed it with 7up but now I don't love it. It is really strong and I can only drink maybe a few drinks and then I'm done.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Dad made me a "Hope Chest" which was hand made about 6 ft. It is really beautiful and is a wonderful tradition that was started by my Dad.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? I have THREE supprizingly! I received one from my Grandma Gubler when I got married, one from Brett's Grandma Brady last Christmas and one more from I don't remember who (sorry if it is from you).

8. Hardest person to buy for? Everyone knows it is Josh Farnworth :)

9. Easiest to buy for? Anyone who has my same taste in clothing. I love shopping for Hayley Brady!

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail! It is so much more fun and classy.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? You know I can't say that out loud!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, The Grinch, Elf.... I can go on and on.

13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so.

14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mint hot chocholate, spicy tomato drink, cheese ball, chocholate count down calendars :)

15. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored are fun but I like going for glam with the white lights.

16. Favorite Christmas song? Beach Boys Christmas, Elvis, Celin Deon, Amy Grant... I like old school Christmas songs best.

17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? HOME! I'm lucky with both families in Utah and 10 min from eachother.

18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? For sure!!!

19. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Is this seriously a question?? Christmas Day!!

20. Most annoying thing about this time of year? I LOVE Christmas and all the things that everyone seems to hate. I love the busy mall and love the snow! So the only thing I can think of is taking down the Christmas tree. I hate taking the lights off and saying good bye to Christmas.

21. Favorite ornament theme or color? Sparkly everything!

22. What do you eat for Christmas dinner? My family is very casual for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Brett's family has a huge meal on Christmas Eve.

23. What do you want for Christmas this year? Clothes that fit! Maternaty is not as fun as normal clothes but I need comfy clothes very badly!

24. What is your Christmas wish for the World? For Christmas to be as special for everyone as it is for me!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

23 Weeks and "Getting His Excercise"

I love being pregnant...more than I ever imagined! The little guy is a serious mover. I feel him all throughout the day and the other morning he actually woke me up with his flailing. Yesterday morning as Brett and I lay in bed, we both watched my stomach ripple as he was "getting his exercise" as Brett calls it. We started chatting about our precious baby and our absolute amazement of his growing little body. My goal throughout my pregnancy has been to enjoy each and every stage. I hear all the time "I can't wait for... the baby to come" or "...the baby to start smiling" or "....the baby to start crawling". It's so ironic that these same people in the end say "I just wish my baby was a baby again" or " I want to be pregnant and have a belly again." I am trying to embrace every stage of my pregnancy. Don't get me wrong, I think about being able to hold him for the first time every day! As Brett and I started to talk about how our lives will change he said "I just can't wait until he can recognize me and get excited when I come home." I quickly made the point of enjoying is development as he grows. Living in the present and not in the future is something that doesn't come easy but is very rewarding in the end. Feeling his little movements makes my heart flutter and is a constant reminder of how very blessed we are to have him growing so healthy and strong. I love my little boy more than anything in the world!

No-More Belly Shots. My Mom was horrified when she saw that I posted a picture of my bare belly on my blog a while back. She said "Grandma looks at your blog!!" I think it is fun to look back and see how it has grown. I don't think it is inappropriate at all. What do you think?? Honestly!!

Ginger-Bread Houses!
Our Stockings Hung with Care! (Tea's is in the middle. We'll have to add another next year!!)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis the Season

My little siter Heidi is married! She married Trevor Wood on Thursday, December 4th. These are a few pics from the wedding.

My family always goes tree shopping for a REAL tree every year. My parents are so kind and purchase our tree every year because real trees are spency.

We all picked our tree and headed home to decorate. This is how my tree turned out. I love it!