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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Christmas and Faith and Memories

By now you should all know how this works. Play along and answer these questions as well.

1. Do you put Christmas decorations in every room of your house? If not every room, what rooms do you decorate?
Yes we have small trees in every room of the house. In fact we didn't put up a large tree this year because of a small dog but the house still looks festive because of the small trees everywhere.

2. If you could visit one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) which one would you choose and why?
I have never had a desire to go to any of these countries. I prefer to go south to Christmas Island which is about 1/2 inch away from the equator.  I like warm, sunny, with a slight breeze.

3. What does the word faith mean to you?
It means believing in something you can not see but still know that it is real. Believing in God takes faith because I've never seen him face to face. But I know he is real, I see the sun, the stars, the creation He made and I see Him working in my life.  Angels don't need faith, they see God's face.

4. You can go back to your childhood for one day...what day and age would you choose?
Does Senior prom count? I was not a child, I was 18 years old, going to the senior prom with a boy who put a diamond on my left hand and captured my heart.

5. When did you last have 'punch'? If it's not too much trouble share your favorite punch recipe.
It's been a very long time but I like the punch that has ginger ale and sherbet in it. I don't know the name of it.

6. Do you fill stockings at your house? Are stockings opened before or after the bigger gifts?
Yes we fill stockings here. Some times we open them before and other years after.  

7. What takes your breath away?
Hearing a new born baby cry, seeing a rainbow after a storm, watching grand children grow, watching my daughter holding her daughter, and after a long hard day, being held by the man I love.
This is our youngest grand daughter back in February, she is 10 months old now and walking.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
It's now just a 11 days till Christmas and there is no snow on the ground. In fact, it's been getting up to the high 40's around here. The dogs wear light coats going into work in the morning and I carry them home at night. Some nights we don't even light the pellet stove.  I like it here with the cool air, and no snow to drive through or walk through or have to shop through. I think I would like a green Christmas. It can snow next year - maybe.

Ok all, now it's your turn, click on the button above and leave your answers or leave them here. Enjoy.


  1. They are saying we can potentially have a white Christmas. I need all my family here before any snow comes and wreaks havoc with the roads! Love your childhood memory : )

  2. Baby pictures melt my heart!!! Such a precious gift!

  3. No snow for Christmas here. How about we give you our green Christmas and you send us some snow? ha!

    Walking at 10 months? Wow!

    I'm not a big fan of punch, but I do like sherbet in my punch, too. :-)

  4. I truly think I'd prefer a green Christmas over dealing with snow, too. We've only had one white Christmas in all of my 57 years...

  5. Temps here in the 60's which makes it hard for me to get in the Christmas Spirit. Answer #3 so true. I enjoyed the prom picture and I didn't see any skin---I use to teach high school and all I am use to seeing is skin---hardly any dress!

  6. Well, the chance that we will have a green Christmas is about 99.99. I have seen a tiny bit of snow a couple of times in the 40 years that I have lived in Phoenix.

  7. I totally am wanting snow....of course, that means it will come when I need to TRAVEL for Christmas. GRR! I just want it to snow when it's convenient...like when I can stay home. HeHEHE!

  8. I like that you have a Christmas tree in every room! How cute! Glad the weather is mild for you guys; I'm sure you are enjoying that! I do like your definition of faith, very nicely done!


  9. I prefer a green Christmas. That's one reason I now live in the "sunny south." Think about it,Jesus was not born in a cold, snowy climate. So, where did we get the idea that Christmas cards should be of wintery scenes? (Plus it sure makes putting up & taking down outdoor decorations MUCH easier!)

  10. Sounds like a great day for you at prom. Love your answer to #7. No snow is a good thing for sure. Didn't everyone get too much last year?


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