She provides the questions that we answer and then we can visit other bloggers to see their responses too. Here are the questions:
~Do you have any specific traditions that your family looks forward to each Christmas?
My girls love it that we/santa, hides the stockings every year. We started this when they were little to make Christmas Morning last a little longer. We leave clues all over the place and send them on a wild goose chase/scavenger hunt sort of thing to find them.
Even though they are all adults they still look forward to this tradition
~Is your tree real or fake? We still do a real tree, however, the older I get the more I think about going over to the "dark" side and getting a fake one. The fake ones really are quite beautiful these days
~Do you have any favorite ornaments? My favorites change from year to year. This year it has to be the dove ornament I got from a dear friend when my dad passed away last December. The hospital he was at puts a "dove" on the door of the room when someone passes on and as a symbol my friend presented us with a dove ornament for our tree as a tribute to my daddy.
~What's your favorite Christmas treat? There are so many : )
My homemade Almond Roca, Shortbread
Homemade Caramels and a cake called Orange candy cake (this one has orange candy slices,coconut,dates and pecans and is decadent!!)
~Coolest crafty thing you made or home decor thing you tried this Christmas season? A candle tray with fresh greens was about the only crafty/home decor item item so far this season
~Best Christmas gift you ever received? A diamond necklace from my very frugal hubby. I was totally shocked and surprised!!
~What's the number one thing on your kids'/husband's/wife's/significant other's list this year? I know this will sound sappy, but we all just want to be together. It has been a hard year for us and our girls as far as missing dad/grandpa. It has also been a joyous year with the birth of our Grandson Ezra last April, Our twins moved out in Sept and we are all just missing each other. We are so looking forward to hanging out, playing games, and playing with that sweet baby too
~If Santa could bring you one big surprise this year, what would you want it to be? One more day with my dad. Cherish your families!!
Whew, I think I got them all answered : )