Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Head on over and join in the fun. Joyce is waiting for you....

1. Share your Christmas Eve traditions.
We use to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve growing up. Moving to California away from family 21 years ago was a big change however I did have my Aunt & Uncle out here and we would go over to their house on Christmas Eve. Since they are now gone my husband and I are usually home alone. I will attend a service at church and watch It's a Wonderful Life. The kids will be celebrating with their significant others family. (this is crazy but we would go to church on Christmas Eve, when we got home from church if the Christmas tree was lit in the window it meant Santa came!)

2. What was the best book you read in 2010?
(we're not going to include The Bible here)
I can't say that I actually completed any this year but I bought several! I will try harder in 2011!

3. Do you have pets and if so do you allow them on the furniture?
Yes we have our Cairn Terrier Skye and she is allowed on the furniture and in our bed.

4. What event from 2010 are you most thankful for?
I am thankful that my Dad, when taken ill in June, was able to have a pace maker put in at 87 and is still going strong. I love him more then I can express in words. We are best buds!

5. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before.
Let my kids drive my car up to Mammoth Lakes !!!!! Also I just recently drove my husbands SUV, he has had it for 2 1/2 years. (the size just scared me, I like my Mini Cooper)

6. Brussels sprouts...friend or foe?
I think friend but I never buy them.

7. Who would you nominate for man/woman of the year?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I keep promising Christmas pictures of the house/tree and I will keep that promise tomorrow so please come back over.

Thinking we may need these soon here in California!



Caroline said...

Loved your answers and I think your such a wonderful friend.

Expats Again said...

I loved #8!

Mara said...

Have a great Christmas and enjoy your Christmas Eve!

Mary said...

#7 made me smile! Have you seen the new 4 door mini? Really cute. CH said that was what I needed to get. Well.....DUH! :D


LOVED them all !

Happy Christmas

Nanato4 said...

I loved #4. My dad is also 87 and in remarkably good health. I hope I'm as healthy and independent as he is when I'm 87. ;-)

I look forward to seeing your pictures of your house & tree.

Enjoy these last few days leading up to Christmas.

Lea said...

Oh, how wonderful that your Dad is 87. Mine is 81 and I'm just like you, he is my Best Bud! I can't imagine what my life will be like without him.

Blessings to you for a wonderful Christmas!

Johnnie said...

Church and "It's a Wonderful Life", sounds blissful! Enjoy.


Charming's Mama said...

Loved your answers, its really great that you still have your dad. Enjoy your Christmas!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Merry Christmas Debby!!!
So glad that your Dad is doing good.

Michelle said...

Great answers!
My favorite is #5

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Your Noah's Ark ornaments are so cute! I imagine it's taken you awhile to collect them.

Merry Christmas!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow - a Mini Cooper to an SUV is a big jump!

#7 cracked me up!

Cathy said...

Everytime I come to your blog, the picture of your dog, Skye catches my eye. I love it.

Merry Christmas!

SusanD said...

I'm thinking you are right on about needing an ark. Seems that nether of us did much reading in 2010.

I'd like to know more about Skye. I had not heard of that breed until yesterday. Let's talk.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! May 2011 be your best year ever.

Blessings, SusanD

Anonymous said...

Have a very Merry Christmas. I enjoyed your answers. Kathy

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love it my dear! Oh lord my MIL was talking about the CA weather, just crazy. Here in WA it's (knock on wood) been dry just crazy windy like tree's blowing down.

I love your Eve traditions :)

Maribeth said...

It's what I do. Watch "It's A Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve. I think that the world is a better place becasue of George Bailey and his family. Oh yes, and Clarence the Angel!

Anonymous said...

ok so I looked at the 2nd boxed set of ornaments and here are my favs.
4-10 reminds me of skye
now for my answers
1.Share your Christmas Eve traditions.
We go to the aunties house in Cascade,Colorado and open the gifts from them, play games and eat.

2. What was the best book you read in 2010? Searching For God Knows What by Donald Miller, my fav. Christian Author.

3. Do you have pets and if so do you allow them on the furniture?
we have PUP our huge, sweet, smartest dog in the world and he thinks he is the size of our miniture weenie dog and sprawls out on the couch.
Our MADDIE (weenie dog) is the princess and sleeps with us and often when we wake up in the morning she is in between my david and I on her back with her little legs up and back of head on a pillow like she is human, it is the funnest thing you would see, its precious.

4. What event from 2010 are you most thankful for?
That you still have your daddy and he knows who you are. my daddy I still have and also love him with all my heart and sould but he has no clue who I am.

5. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before. Had the first wedding of one of my 2 children.

7. Who would you nominate for man/woman of the year? Jesus for his Love and Salvation!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I cant stand Christmas music, weird hu, I just cant.

sarah said...

I love that you would vote you as the best man/woman of the year. Yeahhhh.

Together We Save said...

Oh those ornaments are beautiful!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Trish said...

I just knew Skye ruled your house...LOL. You are the Woman of the Year and as my granddaughter said when younger "I can't like those brussel sprouts!"
Merry Christmas!

Noelle said...

Christmas Eve was always the day my relatives would get together growing up, too. Those were my favorite memories. Since we don't live near family we always try to have friends over now on Christmas Eve so my daughter can have a similar experience. And that way she can stay home all day on Christmas Day and play :)

Merry Christmas, Debby!

P.S. Glad to hear your dad is doing well.

Amy said...

I am so like you in a way.. I have read I think a few books here and there but so need to get better at it.. My two babies which are dogs get on the furniture and I just vac when I can. I love them and they know it.. I am glad you got to spend time with your Dad and I hope you get to go again.. The car thing made me laugh for sure.. As I said on another post I saw this on. Brussels sprouts are not my friend and will never be sorry.. You do need to be nominated you are an amazing woman who does a lot for others.. I will be back to see more pictures.. Have a great night..

Technodoll said...

We've always celebrated christmas on the 24th in my family (well the gift opening and such, in the evening) - then the 25th is for family, friends and food and parties :-)

I dream of owning a 4-door mini-cooper!! ah!

Happy Holidays to you and yours, my dear!

Laura said...

I love that as I read this I could guess some of your answers- or at least nod remembering reading about them in other posts! As always- fun read! Can't wait to see more pics soon!

Joyce said...

I love all your Noah's Ark could do a whole Noah Tree and add animal ornaments to go with : )

Have a wonderful Christmas!

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