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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Post for Madeleine

There's a new appeal for social networkers worldwide to post this video that shows what she would have looked like at age six. If you are a blogger, please help spread this message and post this video on your site.


copied from A Modern Mother

Christmas Meme - Getting To Know You

I was tagged by Amanda at 'Manda Blogs About, who was tagged by Jen at Jael Custom Designs, who was tagged by Ivette at WAHM BAHM, who was tagged by Heather at Top Ten Christmas Blog to participate in her Christmas Meme.

1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping? Yes, but only gifts that I could purchase via my Avon business.

2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions. When I was younger we would put our shoe out for St. Nick on December 5th and would always go to my paternal grandma's on Christmas Eve. Obviously, some traditions have to change as you get older. My husband and I are looking to start new traditions with our daughter. I think we will start the tradition of putting her shoe out on December 5th for St. Nick.

3.) When do you put up your Tree? Usually the weekend of Thanksgiving. This year we put the tree up on Wednesday (day before Thanksgiving), but didn't finish decorating it until Saturday (after Thanksgiving).

4.) Are you a Black Friday shopper? I used to be, but haven't since having my daughter in February of 2007. However, this year we did purchase something online (on Thanksgiving) that was part of the Black Friday ads.

5.) Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home? Our families live in the same state as us, thankfully. We did have to travel one Christmas before we got married for a wedding. We will never do that again!

6.) What is your funniest Christmas memory? The funniest memory, since being married, was when my husband and I bought each other the same gift. We each bought a pair of theater tickets to see Les Miserables.

7.) What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time? I guess it would have to be National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

8.)Do you do your own Christmas Baking? What’s your favorite treat? Yes, I do some baking. I like to bake chocolate chip cookies with nuts in them.

9.) Fake or Real Tree? We have a 7 1/2ft tall fake tree.

10.) What day (as a Mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done? I'm ashamed to say, the morning of the 24th. I'm a procrastinator.

11.) Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? Yes, a few odds and ends. Sometimes still buying gifts on that day. Told you I was a procrastinator.

12.) What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas? We do a lot of fun activities, some are just the 3 of us and some are with my family. We go to the Zoo for their Wild Lights event. We also go to Old St. Charles for their Christmas event. Definitely, Christmas morning is a plus with Kaitlynn. Watching her open gifts is always fun, but typically cut kind of short or hurried as we are trying to get ready to visit both sides of the family. This year should be more relaxed and enjoyable since we will just be visiting my family.

13.) What Christmas craft do you like the best? I don't really have a favorite yet, as last year was our first year to make crafts. We made a star ornament for the tree.

14.) Christmas music? Yes or No. And if yes, What is your favorite song? Yes, but not too early. I won't listen to it until after Thanksgiving. I love a lot of Christmas songs. My favorite Christmas CD is Josh Groban's Noel.

15.) When do you plan to finish all your shopping? Hopefully by the 23rd. I'm being realistic.


Any blogger is welcome to participate in this meme, even if you haven’t been tagged yet. Heather will go back and add your blog link to the list if you wanna play along.
Just simply copy and paste the questions into your blog, and then answer them.
Then tag 5 or more of your favorite blogs, and leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.

When you post your blog, please spread some Christmas cheer, and leave a link back to Heather's Top Ten Christmas Blog, and the blog that you were tagged by which happens to be Moving On From the Drama.

Here are my 5:
1. A Family Full of Opinions
2. A Nut in a Nutshell
3. Hearts Make Families
4. Oh Caroline
5. The Rantings of a Drama Queens Mum