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Thursday, December 29, 2011

January '11

To get a few posts in that will be simple, have pictures and to highlight my year, I'm going to go through make some collages  and post them. January doesn't have much but the months to follow will have tons of pictures! Enjoy!

January I was 30 weeks pregnant.

I ended up in L&D. Part 1 & 2.

I thought for sure that Miss A would enter this world way too early, but we made it to 34 weeks at the end of January and she was still baking!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

10 Firsts


1. I welcomed my beautiful baby girl into the world. 

2. I started making bows and opened my first Etsy shop. (That I still need to open, hopefully by the first of the year!)

3. First Thanksgiving as a mommy & I made my first ham!

4. I wrote my first PYHO post.

5. I wrote my very first Guest post on a blog!

6. Bows I made were part of a giveaway! 

7. I got my very first award

8. SJ & I went through the LDS Temple on our 3 year anniversary. 

9. I threw my first baby shower.

10. I had my first guest post on my blog.

So I tried to make this about my blog, because I have had TONS of firsts this year. If you haven't linked up for this before, check it out! Stasha is the best, you'll love her! 

I won.

I won. 

At least that's my side of the story. See things weren't always how they are now. SJ & I got married 8 months after we started dating, and we started dating about 2 weeks after we met. I wanted to marry him right away and we talked about it A LOT. I knew it'd be a little hard being married at first. I had heard that you have to get used to each other, and on top of that we hadn't known each other very long, so we had to still learn even more about each other. I was under prepared. 

SJ worked full time and his schedule varied, graves, days, and swing shift, we didn't know till that week and they could change it whenever they pleased. I worked full time too. He went to school. We didn't see each other much & we had only been married a couple months. Then something came up with his family. It's always his family. 

Well it kept getting worse, to the point where we didn't see his family, but they didn't call more than once every few months anyway. I am shy. Well not so much anymore. Over the last few years I've been put in some very interesting situations. Situations that have caused me to grow up and push that shy girl away. Well me being shy came off bad. So that never helped things, especially when we were over there. At several points I thought our marriage was over. 

At one point, I had pushed all my feelings away and was just living day to day. Just doing what I had to. I just knew we wouldn't work out. That's when we went to counseling. Yup, I'm admitting it. SJ & I went to counseling, only a few times, we started to figure it out again. Skip forward a year and we were pregnant, I wasn't ready to tell his family. His mom made a big deal about it. So we told them. 

Then after we had A, she was two weeks old and they came over to yell and scream. Why? Something I posted on Facebook. I was tired of people showing up hours late to see my daughter, and bringing more people then we had been told. I let people know. That got around his family. They told SJ to pick them or us. At that point I knew it was over & I knew I could never forgive them. 

So I told SJ to bring them over, I'd set them straight. So the next day, his 3 siblings, a SIL and his mother came over. My dad being the amazing person he is, sat outside in the car in case I needed him. I was going against these 5 people by myself.  And that's just what I did. 

I told them they never tried to be my friends, automatically took me being shy as something bad, they lied, they believed the lies told by one. They were upset they weren't told everything during my pregnancy, but hey if you don't call why in the heck should I tell you. I never once got a call/text/email asking how I was doing. Heck SJ's mom only called him a few times. 

They said it was all my fault. They continued to lie, they told me that I only got pregnant to try and save my marriage. And to tell you the truth, a lot of the problems came because I wasn't getting pregnant, I was hurt. I let it affect my marriage. I messed up. I said fine, I'll do whatever and I have. 

Things are wonderful here at home now. I go to their family things and I sit there and try and make small talk, but you know what they haven't changed. They haven't called/texted/emailed or really stopped by. I told them I needed those things & nothing. I've done my part, but what about theirs? 

SJ has noticed this. He's noticed they've lied & he believes me now & apologizes for not knowing before. He's noticed they have empty promises. He's noticed that while they are his family, they only family he needs to worry about now is his own, Miss A & I. 

They aren't getting rid of me. I'm here forever. 
I won.

I am linking up with the wonderful Shell for PYHO.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Xmas Part 2

After opening her gifts at our house we headed over to my parent's to see what Santa had left there for Miss A.
She was so interested in what her cousin Moose was doing that she didn't care for her presents.
Until she found out she got a baby doll. 

Miss A also got tons of cute outfits and a cute walker. 
Then she got her favorite gift. 


 I wish I would have known my mom was bringing it out to her, I would have pulled my phone out to grab a picture. It was so cute when she saw it and realized it was her movie! 

When we got home she lounged on the couch watching our new tv!
My parent's are the best! They got us a new tv! I've seen Tangled at least 7 times the last few days, she loves to listen to it while she plays and when it comes time for me to clean nothing distracts her better!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Xmas Morning

Christmas morning was great. I got up early and got ready and about 15 minutes before we had to head to my parent's house SJ woke up A. We were going to wait to have her open her gifts but as you can see she saw them.

And started to make her way to them.

Her inspecting the bag.
Finding her ring toy inside.

Checking to see if she can be opening it.

Chicken Run

Getting excited for presents!

Almost there!

A pretty skirt!

And her last present. Her Elefun toy!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

I'm pretty much upset right now. SJ was in charge of taking pictures for Christmas Eve while A opened her present from her Aunt B. Well there were only two that were not blurry. So here are some pictures of Miss A opening her present from her Aunt B.

She got a cute little outfit and a cute hair clip made from a soda can. Christmas Eve was pretty nice, I made the ham & my sister brought the yams. We played Taboo and had a great time together. We did a sibling gift exchange, I gave my sister Llama a necklace that says "a sister is a forever friend" on it and my brother bought my a Taste of Home Baking cook book. I can't wait to try it! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Well hello there, ICLW'ers!

 I thought I was on top of things but apparently I'm not. Today is the 22nd not the 21st, oops! Anyway, instead of a really long post you can check out our TTC Timeline here, and you can find out a bit more about me, my husband SJ, and beautiful little girl Miss A, over here! I try to post lots of pictures and I try and link up with lots of different people during the week! 

Well I just wanted to say hi before I ran out the door!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Grow up.

My grandma hates me. 
She really does. See the thing is, 

she's crazy.

 Okay, so I guess I can't just say that and not tell you a little history. 
It all started in February, or so I'm told. See a lot of this is just stuff I've heard. Apparently at my baby shower, when asked who everyone was, I just told whoever it was "oh that's just my mom's family" after saying "Oh that's my Aunt Carole". Well my Aunt Carole isn't really my aunt, she's just a friend of the family that I've known forever and my mom made me call her Aunt as a sign of respect when I was little. 

Apparently all that hurt my Grandma's feelings. See the thing is, I NEVER said that. I said "that's my mom's family ", when asked which side was they were. I know I never said that because, there are some names I had a hard time pronouncing and a few that I actually forgot, it was very uncomfortable. Well since then my Grandma has refused to talk and look at me.

She came to my sister's baby shower, and that's the first time she saw A, who was 5 months. She didn't talk to me there, and continued to tell people I was an awful person. Well fast forward another 4 months, to this Sunday. We went to make biscochitos with my mom's family. My Aunt P called to make sure I came because she didn't care what my Grandma said she wanted to get to know me and A better. My Uncle R wanted us there too and I love him, he's my favorite.

Oh and a little more history, I grew up in California, they lived here in Utah, we saw them once a year and usually it was just my Grandma, so no one really knows my family at all, we're not exactly close.

Anyway, I knew my Grandma would be there so I got up and got ready and made sure A was ready and we ventured out there, an hour away. My Grandma was there. Everyone was there. I had already decided to be over the top nice to everyone, to make sure people saw I was always smiling and happy. Well I sat down to talk to my Grandma about the Xmas card I had at home for her and the grumpy old lady turned her head the other way and wouldn't even talk to me. Then she left, as in went home, but not before talking crap about me to everyone in the house.

I don't get it. It's ridiculous, how do you apologize for something you didn't do? Especially when that person won't even look at you? How can a Grandma do that? Its not like I know, or well knew she thought that or I would have said something, I would have announced at my baby shower, who she was. I'm not scared to get in front of my family and tell them what for. I just wish I knew what to do.

It hurts not having my Grandma like me. I know she doesn't like me, she's told people. It hurts knowing we can't even be in the same house together, she'll leave. I'm not going to the family Xmas party at her house this year, its too awkward. I can't be around that and Miss A will definitely not be around it. It was hard to decide not to go but, I do not want Miss A to be around people that are going to have such negative feelings.

I just don't know. People need to grow up.

I linked up with the amazing Shell at Things I can't Say. If you haven't "met" her yet of been apart of her PYHO link up, try it out, you'll love it.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Listicles!

I'm linking up with Stasha  for Monday Listicles.  If you haven't done it yet, check it out! 

What is your favorite word? 
Turkey. As in Miss A's other nick name. 

What is your least favorite word? 
Liar. As in if you're going to lie about me you'd better just exit my life now.

What turns you on? 
Strength, personality, sense of humor.

What turns you off? 
Liars, lazy people, people that don't listen.

What sound do you love? 
Any happy sound Miss A makes.

What sound do you hate? 
Oh the sad sounds that come from Miss A, they get me every time.

What is your favorite curse word? 
Not going to lie, I drop the F word like it's going out of style. It's a problem.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? 
I wanted to be a teacher, an interior designer or even a make up artist. 

What profession would you not like to do?
 Doctor, or dentist. I really dislike gross people.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? 
I'm happy to see you, there are some people waiting here for you.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Liebster Blog Award!

I got another award! This time from the awesome blog, There's Just One Mommy. Thank you so much! I just started following her blog. Get to know her better by checking out this page  About One Mommy.
blog awardThe Liebster award originated in Germany.  (The word “Liebster” is a term of endearment; “beloved person.”)  The aim of the award is to bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers. 
These are the rules for accepting the award:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet - other writers.
5.And best of all – have fun and spread the Karma!
6. Right click on the award image to save it to your computer and then upload to your blog!
I choose to pass this award onto:

  1. Infertile Mormon Mommy (12 followers)
  2. The Preppy Girl in Pink (35 followers)
  3. Always Kiss Me Goodnight (39 followers)
  4. Cardigans and Crayons (47 followers)
  5. Hunnel Happenings  (42 followers)
  6. Confessions of A Recovering Supermom (2 followers)

All these blogs need some more love! They are great blogs, and I know they deserve more followers! Don't have many followers? Let me know! I'll add you to the list and let people know you want some more love too!

Friday, December 16, 2011

27- or so losers.

Today, December 16th marks 4 years since SJ asked me to be his girlfriend! 
I was looking back and thinking about our time together and how we met, and even what was before him.
 And so I will introduce you to 27 losers. 

1. Player.
2. Jerk.
3. Pervert!
4. Lame.


I won't bear you the burden of looking back at 27 guys I dated. They all sucked. I do however want to tell you why that number is so high. When I moved from Cali to good old Utah, my dad told me that I needed to date 30 guys before I could get married, and SJ is #30. 

So why only 27 losers? Well 2 of them are actually really great guys, one is married now with a little boy, and the other is a friend of mine, well was, we grew apart when SJ & I met while he was on his mission. Wondering why I only said 2, because SJ is non-loser number 3. I tell you what, I had my heart broken, torn apart & stomped on plenty. Having to had date 29 guys to find my Mr. Right, was the best thing my dad could have done for me. He made sure I dated, and met all sorts of guys. 
I've dated
return missionaries,
druggies (without me knowing, as soon as I found out I hightailed it out of there), 
drunks (again see above side note.) ,
older men,
 younger men, 
guys with motorcycles,
 guys with trucks,
 hill billies,
 sweet hearts. 
I've dated them all.

 SJ is my match. A little of all the good in them all. You best believe Miss A will need to date AT LEAST 300 men before she can even think about getting married!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ice Skating.

The second date was on the 14th (4 years ago), I had to wait a WHOLE week before seeing him again, we had we went ice skating in Bountiful.
I tried and tried to get this date, well at least I feel that I did. I kept sending him texts telling him I wanted to go ice skating, that we should do it sometime. Well we did. And boy do I regret telling him ice skating, why not trying a new kind of coffee? HA! We met this time in the Wal-Mart parking lot. He drove us out there, and his darn car had a leak in the window, it was snowing, on the passenger side! So my shirt was soaked on one side by the time we got there. 

I shouldn't say how ice skating went. It was awful, I held onto the wall the whole time! We held hands though. 

And the jerk started a snowball fight in the icy parking lot! After that I decided it was okay to bring him home. And that I did. He met nearly everyone that night. They liked him. Then I packed his weird butt up and dropped him back off at Wal-Mart. After that we saw each other EVERY night. Till the 16th.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


We all have them. 
We all have someone else's to keep. 
I for one know that I have a chest locked up in my mind full of secrets. 
Secrets that I know would hurt so many people if they were brought out.
 I am an oldest daughter, an oldest sister. 
I am the keeper of secrets.

This past week has been crazy, heck the last two weeks my stomach has been in knots. Things are a mess. Being the oldest I'm told SOOOOO... many things. Things that make my stomach turn. Things that hurt my heart, have me worried. This last secret has been keeping me up at night, making me sweat. It involves my 19 year old sister. I'm not ready to get into details just yet, maybe in a few months. Maybe tomorrow, I don't know. 

Anyway, she told this secret a couple weeks ago. I was floored when I heard it. It was one of those, you have got to be kidding me. Then she just kept going. Kept spilling secrets. I kept thinking, "this is so bad" & "what about dad?" If my dad knew this secret, I know he would burst. He couldn't take it. It'd hurt too bad. He's already been through too much the past few years. 

Today (Monday) this secret was taken care of, for lack of better words. Lives have been changed, but not my dad's. He doesn't know what could have happened, what has happened. We had a girls chat yesterday, just me & two of my younger sisters, the youngest was at home. We talked about everything.

Secrets bring us together and pull us apart, but we're always sisters. The sister in laws I have gained through marrying SJ will never have the bond that we have, I've tried & it's just not going to happen, we can be civil to one another but that's about it, I'm done. The sister in law's I have through my brothers being married, well 2 of them will have somewhat of a good bond with, the other I will never forgive.

The secrets I keep eat at my insides. They make my nights restless.
Secrets, so bitter sweet. They bring you together, they tear you apart.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Target Tuesday

This is my first time linking up with Tara  for Target Tuesday, but I definitely want more followers & more awesome blogs to follow!  


I really love sweaters, and for some reason I haven't been able to find some of mine this year. I'm not sure where I hid them. Crap. Anyway I'd love to have some new sweaters, and for some reason these ones have caught my eye!

And those, well those just aren't any kind of jeans. They are pajama jeans! Ummm... yes?! The snowy morning we are having today makes me want to stay in something comfy. I'm sure there are some comfy non-pajama jeans out there, but I mean if they were to look good on and feel right, I'm sure I'd get them!

There are SO many things I want! Wait that I need! No maybe it's want... nant? neent? weet? Okay so those two are blending together smoothly, and weed just doesn't work. You get the idea? Ok, good! 

Can't wait to hop around and see what everyone else is posting! Oh and if you haven't done this before, try it! I already have a post today, but couldn't pass up on doing this! Try it, it was AWESOME! or maybe I should say FABULOUS!

You met how?!

Online. There I said it. SJ & I met online. When I first moved to good old Utah I was 16 & I started high school as a junior taking senior classes so I graduated junior year. I got a small scholarship to college and was proud of myself for completing so fast and so well. The thing I didn't have, friends. I met a few people, I think I talk to 1 of them now, but not too often. No friends, means no body to find me dates. 


Well, I did date this soon to be missionary, and he was a great guy, just not for me. I dated another guy too now that I think about it, and huh, can't remember what happened. Oh and there was that third guy too. Oh and that other one. Okay so four guys. Most of which were just for a couple weeks, besides the first, that was like 8 ish months. Anyway, still what was I supposed to do after high school? Meet college guys? Umm, my classes started at 6:30 in the morning, I was also only 17, a bit younger than the guys. 

Anyway, I finally decided that I would sign up for Yahoo Personals. You know the free version? Ya that one. Well, I met a few guys, actually after that I had quite a few dates, I'm sure close to 25 ish. The next 4  or so came from my party days up in Morgan. Darn Morgan people. Well I still just wasn't happy. So in the beginning of 2007, this guy found me, online through his Yahoo Personals email. He then found me on Myspace, oh good old Myspace. GAH! Well we started talking, then we lost touch as he went away for military stuff in Germany for 2 weeks and we lost touch till November.

That first text almost ruined things. I had no idea who it was. He was done. He told me just forget it. Well umm, NO! So we started text-ing, and he sent me a picture, OH that's who you are! Well we made plans for Dec 7th (4 years ago last Wednesday) , which was a Friday, We were going to meet up. I was working prior to that, I kept thinking, I can't just go meet some random guy! Oh gosh, how do you get out of this?! I'm tired, maybe I can just do it tomorrow. Well I had pretty much cancelled, and crawled into bed after work, but I couldn't sleep. I just had something telling me, get up, you NEED to go see him. Well I finally got my courage up and met him at Barnes & Noble. We got Starbucks, drove around the theater a couple times, till we decided we would watch Awake. I left at the first bloody scene, for a phone call with my friend, and came back. 

After the movie, we walked out, it was snowing. And I gave him the first of many hugs to come. I didn't know that of course, I was terrified I'd never see him again. I was in love. Crazy right? I called him to make sure I thanked him for the movie, and to hear his voice again, maybe get another date? I mean come on, I deserved more than just one date and I got just that, but that's another post.

That's how we met, but we just say we met in Barnes & Noble parking lot. My dad still thinks that. No one thought it could work out, but look at us now. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

One day.

Before you read this you should know what caused it to be written. SJ has had about 6 hours this weekend and 2 hours or more today to work on whatever he has wanted baby free. I just asked for an hour of peace to make bows or blog. When the time came (after dinner) he decided he would go to my parents to work out, figuring my sister L & her bf would watch A for me. They already have Stinky to watch and Stinky was sick so she needed all 3 of us to help. I didn't get that free time, but as he puts it, he made it up to me by bringing me back a Dr. Pepper And he told me that what he does is actually helping us. Not only have I asked for time, I've done all the chores around the house.

One day he'll know, that the laundry doesn't just do itself. It doesn't just walk downstairs, climb in the washer, then dryer, then climb back upstairs and fold or hang itself and walk to where it belongs.

One day he'll know, that the vacuum doesn't clean the floors on it's own.

One day he'll know, our house really does collect dust on shelves and pictures.

One day he'll know, there isn't a dish washer that comes and does our dishes.

One day he'll know the trash doesn't magically move from the insides bins to the outside bin, and that the outside bin doesn't just roll itself to the street on trash night.

One day he'll know that the dog doesn't bathe himself. 

One day he'll know that I really do want my bows to sell, I just need time without A helping me create.

One day he'll know that when I ask for a break, it's only because I really really really times a zillion, need a few minutes alone.

One day he'll know that I really do sometimes just need a nap, without A climbing on me and pulling my hair.

One day he'll know that instead of just sitting down watching tv he can actually do something around the house.

Most importantly, one day he'll realize that my blog isn't just something I do for fun. Its a place that I go to meet friends, to find support, to pour my feelings out. It's something that saved me many times from breaking down and freaking out. He'll know that my blog is "helping us".  Like right now, it's helping us avoid an argument, because I know it's better just to write it out to my friends then to bring it up with him.

Have any  "One day" thoughts? Link Up. This is my first time doing a link up on my blog so if there are any problems let me know! This Link Up is open till Dec 31!

Oh & one more thing! If you're a new follower let me know!

My Town/State

You are from my town/state if:

10. You stop at every car accident to see if the person is a neighbor or family member.
9. You know you're close to home from the smell of the lake.
8. There is an LDS church at every corner.
7. You know what a "late night" is. 
6. You have a clear view of the mountains on the east side of your house.
5. You have weird prom rituals. 
4. You can't drive in the snow even though you've lived here your entire life.
3. You figure the Salt Lake is just like the ocean and the beach.
2. Everyone knows & is related to your family some how.
1. Jell-o. Enough said. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Guest Post!

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That is a very special good morning from Miss A!

Up close shot bright & early this morning.

So Miss A what have you done this morning? 

Well, after my quick morning typing I got ready to go to church, while there I decided to explode on mom, after we got in the car to head home I crashed.

 It was a peaceful nap.

What did you do after your nap?

Well you see I worked on my little blue sports car. 

Then I realized Stinky was on the floor. I really wanted her.

Mom sat me next to her and I patted her back.

Next I sat myself up front next to her head.

And gave her a head massage, and maybe tried to pull her hair. 

Well ladies, I gotta get back to loving Stinky & playing in mom's stuff, hopefully mom will let me guest post again, I really do love to type.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Took this from Chosen Chaos... see her list here

A. Age: 22! Oh yeah!
B. Bed size: Small queen. I say small because It's not big enough I need my space!
C. Chore that you hate: taking the trash out! I'd much rather SJ do it, it's too cold!
D. Dogs: Scout, aka Lou, aka Scouter Lou. Or Black.
E. Essential start to your day: a drink of some sort. Dr. Pepper, hot cocoa, coffee, water, whatever.
F. Favorite color: Blue, wait pink. I'm torn. Plue? Blink? Ha, not funny right? I'm tired forgive me.

G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5 foot, 7.5 inches, oh yeah, not quite 5' 8" but close to it.
I. Instruments you play: Piano! 
J. Job title: SAHM. Queen. Wife. 
K. Kids: Miss A 9 month old, beautiful little girl.
L. Live: in my house. Okay, okay, Utah. 
M. Mother’s name: Mother Beaner. Oh I just went there.
N. Nicknames: Louie. That's right, my dad calls me Louie. 
O. Overnight hospital stays: 2 nights, after I had Miss A. 
P. Pet peeves: a dirty house, SJ not being able to understand what cleaning is. Whiners. That is all, or is it? Let's not get too far into that list.
Q. Quote from a movie: Pretty much anything from The Other Guys, or Elf.
R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: 6. 3 brothers 3 sisters. 
T. Time you wake up: All the time. Its random really.
U. Underwear: clean! ha!
V. Vegetable you hate: ummm... artichoke... maybe. I don't know.
W. What makes you run late: me, I like to look pretty. Or me forgetting stuff.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: ummm none. Nothing broken here. 
Y. Yummy food that you make: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes, Strawberry Neapolitans, cake. 
Z. Zoo animal: Elephants, monkeys! 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Survey

First things first! Make sure you head over to The Preppy Girl in Pink, and check out the giveaway she has going on now, she's giving away my bows! Make sure you follow her if you don't already, she is awesome! A great bloggy friend!

Now I don't remember where I took this from, I'm awful. I thought I copied their URL, so if it was you, let me know I'll add it!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? I'm addicted to chocolate, so definitely hot chocolate. Though Egg Nog milk shakes are delish too!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? This will be the first year that Santa is stopping by our house, he will have his gifts wrapped, or at least placed into pretty bags that are easy for Miss A to look into and get her toys out of.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Clear on the tree. I'm not big into the colored lights. No lights up on the house this year, but I'm pretty sure next year they too will be clear.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, never have. Not sure that I know anyone that does. Maybe I'll look into that.
5. When do you put your decorations up? SJ made me wait until Black Friday to do it this year. Last year my tree was up the first week in November, I was lonely and bored at home, pregnant, needed something to do.
6. What is your favorite Christmas dish? I love them all, and I get such a variety in my family, Christmas Eve, will have a sandwich/salad potluck at my Grandparent's (my dad's side), Christmas morning will be breakfast at my parent's, I love waffles. Christmas lunch will be Mexican, with my mom's side. Christmas dinner will be whatever SJ's family makes.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Too many to choose from! I remember the year my parents got us one of those big outside playgrounds, and put it up in our bonus room! We could always play on it rain or shine, I still can't believe we had it in our house! I also remember my dad sprinkling reindeer food with me when I was in elementary school! This year will be great too, it will be our first year with miss A. from!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? My parents said I was very young and I ruined it for my older cousins. Oops! 
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We do! My siblings and I all draw names on Thanksgiving and we buy each other a gift and open it Christmas Eve.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Right now I'm in love with snowflakes & icicles! Green, silver, and red ornaments hang out with these cute snowflakes and icicles! Oh and white lights. 
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it! I have to. I live in Utah. It snowed till June about 2 years ago. Though traveling more than just a few minutes away is dreadful! People can't drive in the snow!
12. Can you ice skate?HA! That's actually part of one of my posts to come next week! I can't ice skate, the first time I went was with SJ, I held onto the side the WHOLE time. 
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Last year I got pearls from SJ, a necklace & earrings for me, and a bracelet for Miss A. She needs to grow into it but it's her when she can wear it.
14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being with my family. And this year Miss A is apart of that. I love them so much and everyone is always very nice on Christmas!
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Christmas cookies! Biscochitos, butter cookies. Everything! Love them!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? I have a few, I love the Christmas baking, the Christmas Eve gift exchange with my siblings & going to see the Christmas lights with my family. Oh and my mom's family makes gifts for the other families, little Christmas projects, its a great way to show off your creativity, and humor. I think making something is more personal, it's almost better than buying.
17. What tops your tree? Nothing.  Ridiculous right? I haven't found a topper I love. 
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?Both.  Receiving, I love to get gifts! Giving, because I love to make stuff for people.
19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? Yum for the most part. I break them up so I can chew on the pieces, sucking on them is just too messy!
20. Favorite Christmas show? This year, Elf! 
21. Saddest Christmas Song? "Christmas Shoes".
22. What is your favorite Christmas song? Baby It's Cold Outside, Dean Martin of course. & Do you hear what I hear, anyone but I loved the Rosie & Elmo version!
You should do this survey! Oh and remember check out the giveaway, and if you had this on your blog as a linky, let me know! 
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