Thursday, December 11, 2008

Crazy 8's Cookie Jar Style

I saw this meme over at Enchantingly Simple and thought I would play along, although I'm turning it into a Christmas theme!

8 of my favorite Christmas goodies /treats

-butter tarts
-Terry's Chocolate Oranges
-gingerbread men
-Purdy's chocolate covered cherries
-Bailey's chocolate fondue
-After Eights

8 awesome Christmas memories

-bringing Jake home from the hospital on Christmas Eve
-cross country skiing by moonlight
-the year we forgot to make Christmas dinner reservations and almost ended up at home eating Boxing Day's chili
-real sleigh rides
-tobogganing with friends
-Jake having a hot chocolate stand for charity when he was 5
-Jake's face the Christmas we gave him his first tool set
-Jake wanting to bring home all the scallop shells from our fancy dinner out

8 Favorite Traditions

-going to the Santa Claus parade
-driving around and looking at the Christmas lights
-our Christmas Day walk and picnic out at Miracle Beach (when Jake was small)
-dressing up and going out for Christmas dinner
-taking Jake to a local church's recreation of "Bethlehem", right down to the actors and animals
-spending Christmas Eve cuddled up on the couch together, watching movies
-reading "Polar Express" before bed
-cookie baking!

8 Best Gifts

-Jake: Fisher Price tool set (he slept with plastic wrenches clutched in his chubby little hands)
-Hubs: a Husky tool chest for all his tools
-Scatteredmom: a digital camera
-Jake: Lego, lego, and more lego
-Hubs: umm...actually letting me BUY him a gift!
-Scatteredmom: my handmade oak jewelry box (wasn't really a Christmas gift, but close enough)
-our CAR!
-a house (one year we moved to a brand new house-can't get much better then that!)

8 Favorite Christmas songs

-Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer (Irish Rovers)
-Angels We have Heard on High (Christina Agulieria)
-Feliz Navidad
-Mary's Boy Child
-These are the Moments (Christina Agulieria)
-Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
-Grown Up Christmas list
-Christmas is All in the Heart (Steven Curtis Chapman)

8 Burning Christmas Questions.....

-tree: sparkly tacky garland or tinsel? Or nothing?
-dinner: turkey or ham? Even more important: Pumpkin pie or apple?
-cards: write 'em, or forget it already?
-gingerbread men: icing and sprinkles, or smarties too?
-Christmas concert: make the kids go or skip it and see a movie?
-hot chocolate: whip cream or marshmallows?
-movies: Grinch the original, or Grinch the Jim Carry version?
-santa: milk and cookies, or a cold beer?

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