Friday, November 25, 2005

The Fiver -- Week #2

Very cool graphic Robert!  Great job.


1. Do you already have your Christmas tree up? If so when did you put it up? If not when will you put it up?

No tree yet.  It will probably be another week before we walk across the street to cut them.  Today I was thinking I need to pick out the two trees for the house.  We sold our first tree off the lot today!  And I did a brief walk about the lot and counted twelve trees already tagged.  Tagged trees are those that have been selected for cutting by someone who will return at a later date to pick up.


2. Do you have any particular theme when it comes to decorating your tree? Maybe you do all Disney ornaments? Only blue lights?  Tell us how you decorate your tree. Kudos if you have a picture and post it.

Our upstairs tree is done all in all white lights with gold and maroon bulb ornaments.  Downstairs is all white lights Hallmark Keepsakes and other ornaments I've collected over the years.


3.  What is your all time favorite ornament? Only one.  Kudos again if you have a picture and post it. 

My all time favorite ornamentis the very first ornament anyone ever purchased just for me.  Itwas a gift from my Dad given to me in 1981, the year we were reunited.


4. How many stockings do you hang and are any of them for pets? And...where do you hang them?  (Not everyone has a fireplace)

We hang three stockings on the mantle; two are Amy and Kari's and one is for Miss Kitty.  Although this year, we'll need to hang another for baby D.  Guess I better get busy on that project.

5.  Tell us about one of your Christmas traditions.

Every year on Christmas Eve we celebrate the holiday with Sam's family at our house.  Sam and I spend all day preparing a feast; sweet and sour meatballs, hot wings, chips and dips, veggies, deli meats and's quite a spread.  We spend the evening singing songs, sharing stories, and watching the children open their gifts.  It's great fun and by the time every one leaves their hearts are light, their bellies are full and they are ready for a visit from Santa.


lsfp1960 said...

Wow, both past trees are beautiful.  I always hoped I would have a house big enough for 2 trees.  But here I am in a mobile home with one 4 1/2 ft artificial tree.  Oh well....

gaboatman said...

I love your Christmas Eve tradition of gathering at your house and singing and eating theeving away.  I wanna come, too!  LOL! (I'll bring my guitar and give those Christmas songs some real zip!)

queeniemart said...

I love your answers....those are such beautiful trees too!! I have always wanted an all white tree but we have an artificial green one.
I hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one!!
Hugs, lisa

megzie212 said...

=) Your two trees are so nice!! Love them!!

I love your traditions. That party sounds like so much fun!

love, meg

lv2trnscrb said...

beautiful pictures of the trees! I like how you celebrate Christmas Eve! May you have a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas!


robinngabster said...

I can see myself sitting by that tree! Got room for one more?

Thanks for playing The 5'er Magster!!

chrismlt said...

Our Christmas tree is decorated with the ornaments my children have made over the years.  The only exceptions are the ornaments I get from my sister, YOU!  Your ornaments are on my tree along with my cherished ornaments from my children.

Your sis,