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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merriest Christmas!

Gee I've been slack about the blog lately, eh? I didn't even play the cute hoopla game because I just couldn't sit still long enough to think of 12 Christmas things about me. But, it's now after 10 and we're still waiting on Dad to wake up in order to open the gifts. So, I'll go ahead and see if I can think of 12.

Here's the way it works (obviously, I already messed up #4):
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm'-word3. 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 don't like home-cooked meals much...especially the traditional holiday ones
2. I love the banana bread that my sisters makes
3. I didn't decorate my house this year
4. I love my stockings that I got several years ago from Pottery Barn Kids. Even though there are only 4 of us, I got 5 (need an odd number to look good on the mantle). This year, we stuffed one for the kitty.
5. I love Christmas carols...listening and singing along
6. I had the Santa talk with my 12-yr-old daughter this year (she had her suspicions, but we made it look so darn convincing)
7. So cliche, but It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie
8. My son really does want his two front teeth this Christmas
9. I'm really looking forward to a relaxing day (holiday with family is already over)
10. I didn't have to buy any wrapping paper or bags this year...plenty from previous years
11. I won't finish and release my Frosty Happiness kit because I was never completely happy with it and there are a bazillion Christmas kits now
12. I love the Butterfinger Bells that come out for Christmas. Yum!

Whew...12 things. And because it's so late, I won't tag other people. But if you're dying to play anyway, then link us up so we can read the answers!

Most of all, I want to wish you all merry, merry Christmas. I don't want to get all sappy and crybaby on the blog, but I have so much to be thankful for and feel so truly blessed. I'm forever grateful for the sweet story over 2000 years ago...for a faithful Mary and Joseph and for the Christchild who would one day deliver us all. Without that hope, where would we be? It defines my perspective and my hopes for the future. If you haven't taken the time to feel the love of Christ this season, then I pray that you make an opportunity for yourself. Remember the REASON for the SEASON!

5 comments:

Rach said...

So some of have a RARE Treasure in our hands!? Cool~!

Merry Christmas Enjoy your day. Ours will be calm. Just one place to go for lunch today then back home to veg some more!

Susan Catmull said...

My kids are crazyily playing with their Christmas gifts. So I just want to say Merry Christmas before I go to see my extended family (all 40 something of them and love every crazy minute of it).
Christmas is Family to me and I have a lot of Christmas to enjoy.
Thanks Krystal for the reminder of the true meaning of Christmas - The wonderful gift of Jesus Christ.
Thanks for your inspiration all throughout the year.

Wendy said...

We have missed you and glad you are enjoying your Holiday. Blessings to you and your family.
May we all take a minute just to remember that Christ Died so that we may have everlasting life.

God Bless & Merry Christmas

Jan said...

A very Merry Christmas to you!!!!!! Great post!!! Glad you had time to write that.

I love my Frosty kit... so it will be even more special now!

ashli wolf said...

hey sis...merry merry christmas to you too! Your layout is beAuTifuL..I got all teary eyed at our Nativity Program starring a beautiful little angel (and 35 others) and a little shepherd boy that had to be escorted behind the star up the aisle to the altar by his nana...Jesus is the TRUE meaning of Christmas..I was sick yesterday...and SOO sad about it..but wasn't sad at all about the gifts that i was missing out on...I was missing out on the fellowship of family and the love we share..you always have SUCH a wonderful way of bringing things to light..thanks again for the inspiration! You are truly an amazing chick! Can't wait to do something with my pics all 1000 of them :0

xoxo..ash