10 Christmas Questions–part 2

Ok, let’s try this again. The last time I tried to put together the remaining 5 questions, my computer crashed and got rid of it all. Bah-humbug. But, there’s always a second try so here we go…

6. Worst Christmas present you ever got – a used Dirt Devil hand vac. The bag was even half full of dirt! And before you ask – no this wasn’t an white elephant gift. It was an honest to goodness real gift. It was actually a couple gift for me and CJ. We even tried to use it and it wouldn’t turn on! Regifting fail!

7. Best Christmas present you ever got – the most recent one that stands out in my head is my Steelers blanket from last year. I friggin’ love that thing! It’s so soft and cozy warm.


From childhood I’d probably have to say my Cabbage Patch Doll. I think I was in 3rd grade the year that they were so popular. Parents everywhere were storming the stores to try and get their hands on one. I had a weird thing where I only wanted to have black CPDs. I thought they were cuter.

8. Most bizarre Christmas – probably the one from 2 years ago when we got a big blizzard and we literally had to postpone Christmas because no one could get out of their houses! That was Isabella’s first Christmas so it was actually kind of nice to have it be our little family spending the day in our jammies, watching movies, eating cookies, napping and enjoying each other. And then we got to celebrate with everyone else 2 days later when the roads were clear!

9. How many ugly Christmas sweaters do you have? None. I’ve never even bought one for a gag. Just couldn’t bring myself to do it. One year for work we had an ugly sweater contest so I took a red sweatshirt I already had and doctored it up but that’s as close as I’ve come. We’ll stick with ugly Christmas socks in this house!

10. Something new that you did this year which you’ve never done for the holiday – every year we try to make it to one new holiday event around town. Last year we went to SAC Museum on Christmas eve.



This year, we went and saw the Gingerbread House Display at the Mormon Trail Center. I had no idea what to expect but it was actually pretty cool. There were rows upon rows of gingerbread creations (not just houses).


Some were fun ones done by kids just starting out. Others were more professional and very intricate.


Here was a cute little pumpkin patch one complete with a working bonfire!


And this little fall scene was pretty – with the colored leaves, kids playing in the piles and a pumpkin wreath!



This was a whole scene of Santa’s village and workshop. I like that Santa is lounging outside on his chair as if he’s on the beach. I think the elves filling a bag with coal is a nice touch too!

One fun touch was a scavenger hunt! They had sheets of paper with various items listed on it that you had to find amongst all the creations. We found all but 2, then had to ask for help on those.

They also had a little play house for the kids and some gingerbread cardboard cutouts.


Ha ha! I caught CJ in the gingerbread LADY cutout! He said he’s comfortable with his masculinity so it doesn’t bother him. To be fair, I posed in the man one.


And then Isabella took her picture in both!



She had lots of fun running around the house too, and peeking out all the windows and doors.


All in all, it was a fun little adventure and I would recommend it. The detail on some of the pieces was really quite amazing. Makes me want to try my hand at it!

That’s it for the questions list! 2 more days until Christmas! Can you believe it? And I still have one more present to buy which means I have to go to a store.tomorrow.on.Christmas Eve.  [gulp]

Pray for me.

P.S. Isabella totally cooperated tonight while brushing her teeth! She even said, “I brush my teef then mommy brushes my teef. That’s cooperation!” I don’t have any delusions that this will last but I’m happy for one hassle free night!

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