Wednesday, December 24, 2014

ABC's of Christmas (part two)

(If you missed the first half of the list, click here to catch up!)

N is for...Naughty or Nice.
Which list do you think you are on this year??  I would like to think that I made the nice list

O is for...Open Fire.
As in: "chestnuts roasting on an open fire..."   If I'm outdoors in the winter than I love nothing more than a big bonfire and a hot cocoa in my hand.

P is for...Poinsettia.
I think they are so beautiful!  Around her when everything gets covered in snow and the trees have no leaves, it's great to be able to have something bright to cheer up the gray days.  Although, not a good idea to have one around if you have pets!  They are poisonous!

Q is for...Quilt.
My grandma-in-law (is that a thing??) made us a Christmas quilt on our very first Christmas together.  It is absolutely gorgeous!  I make sure to bring it out every year but I never end up using it because I don't want it to be ruined

R is for...Reindeer.
I mean, you have to have the reindeer!  And if you have reindeer then you have to have....

S is for...Santa!
 I mean, duh! haha!  I was a little worried that Paige would pull off his beard when we put her on his lap but she didn't. She's so curious and misses nothing so I knew she would notice the fake beard.  She stared at it but didn't do anything.

T is for...Tree.
 One of my favorite things to do when I'm getting ready for Christmas is set up the tree.  We've always had a fake tree...I don't think I would even know what to do with a real one! lol

U is for...Unwrapping presents.
 I LOVE buying gifts for people.  A little too much if you ask my husband. haha!  Nothing is better than picking out the perfect gift for someone and seeing their face light up with joy.

V is for...Visiting.
 Even tho I mentioned earlier that it is exhausting to travel around and see everyone on Christmas, I also think that is part of what makes the holiday special.  There are some family members that I only get to see on holidays!  So that is why we are still going to make our rounds on Christmas Eve....and I also told everyone they are more than welcome to stop for dessert at our place on Christmas Day.

W is for...Wrapping presents.
 My father in law is like a wrapping ninja!  His presents always look so nicely wrapped.  When I try.....well, it can get ugly! lol

X is for...X-ray vision.
Oh come on, you know you wish you had it too!!  I am not good with surprises. I NEED to know what's in there.  It's definitely fun to try and guess but I get kind of anxious waiting. haha

Y is for...Yule log.
I have always heard that if you burn a "yule log" it brings good luck in the new year, but for the first time this year someone told me it can also be a type of cake!  Has anyone else heard of this??

Z is for...Zzzzz's.
  After all the holiday fun and visiting is over, nothing is better than crawling up for a good night sleep. lol!


  1. Unwrapping presents ... that is the one that I need to work on for me ... everyone (and yes, Brian included) have yet to "know" me ... and they always buy me to craziest "what were you thinking???" gifts ... lol ... I totally need to work on my poker face .. cause I quite haven't faked the "oh!! This is fabulous! ((NOT!))" look yet!! LOL!!!!!!!!!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! I have quite a bit of catching up to do reading on your blog which I'll do later lol :P Enjoy the holidays and yes, I agree with the unwrapping of presents. I love seeing people's smile as they unwrap their gift. Most heartwarming ever. :)

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well! I hope it's a good one!

  4. hahaha oh no!!! lol! That's so's that thought that counts, right? haha! My father in law is sometimes like that too.

  5. What a cool post idea and fun list! Yes, I've heard of a Yule Log cake! it's basically a cake with the frosting rolled up inside. They're good! It definitely takes some practice if you want to make one yourself but they're always a crowd pleaser!

    Gina - On the Daily Express

  6. I'm so happy I got read the rest of this! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Melanie @

  7. Z is for Zzzz's hehe I like that one! Merry Christmas Julie!


  8. I can certainly catch up on the Zzzz's! I wonder what was going through Paige's mind when she was starting at Santa's beard! LOL maybe okay I'll play along Santa but you're not fooling me :)

  9. Oh wow, that sounds sooo good! I would give it a try but I'm sure it would end in disaster. lol!

  10. Thanks so much! I hope you had a great Christmas too!

  11. I hope you had a great Christmas too! And Zzzz's were definitely needed yesterday. haha! I definitely could have gone for a nap

  12. hahaha probably! She's such a little smarty pants! And yesterday I definitely could have gone for a nap. haha! I was completely shot at only 2pm! haha!

  13. Such a great list! I've been wondering how you'd do the more difficult letters. This is perfect!

  14. It took me a little while but I eventually figured it out! haha! Thanks so much