07 December, 2010

JYC 7 Making lists getting Organized

Making lists and getting organized is not how I work. I make lists, and loose them right away. SO mental check lists are always good. here is the start of my Christmas lists. When I get the item I will fill it in. I am a procrastinator so the shopping will be done usually the day before Christmas Eve. As well as the wrapping
1. Mom - Nook bought ( yes, she had it already so I will buy her more books from me and Santa!)
2. Dad- Cologne ( yes he has it already, so will get him something else from me and Santa)
3. Todd- wii game and shirt
4. Tye- wii game and shirt
5. Crissy - Sweeter and Starbucks GC, coat
6 Cory- Sweeter and Starbucks GC, coat
7. Octavia - Sweeter and Bath & Bodyworks GC, pajamas
8. Nathan- Wii game
9. Isaac- Wii game most likely a combined game for the boys.
10. Mutt-
11. Jenner- Season 6 of House, and season 4 of Dexter
12. Cody- Shirts and a GC for applebees
13. Aunty Rain- Karen scott sweeter

Lets not forget I am making Christmas cards to send out as well, I am shooting for 30 hand made cards this year. I also have one more SU order I would like to put in before the new year!

JYC - 6 Tales of 2 Christmas

This is one of my favorite prompts! Tales of Christmas past and Christmas present.
Christmas Past: The Christmas tradition I miss the most is going to Grandma Engstom's house for Christmas Eve. All of moms brothers ( Laverne and Clarence) and sisters (Delores, Lorraine, Myrna) would gather with there family's ( about 23-30 of us)to celebrate Christmas Eve. Grandma would make the most Delicious
sour cream cookies and the dinner was always tons of great food! Yumm! The house was not to big, 2 bedrooms, a living room, bathroom, and kitchen. A covered mud room with a drinking fountain ( we used to drink from the fountain all the time.) So we all crammed into the living room to eat dinner and open presents. Uncle Clarence would have all the kids pick a number and they got to pick the present that matched their number, the presents were always great and then the adults would draw numbers and pick out there presents. Then we would open the presents from everyone else. It was always happy boisterous and fun!
Christmas Present: Our Christmas's now are much more quieter only mom and her sister Lorraine share The holidays with their families ( around 13-18 of us). We go to Marilyn's house which is plenty big for all of us. The food is still amazing! We get more quality time with the people we love. It is more about family and not so much about the gifts. Yes we still exchange gifts with everyone. So lots of pictures are taken by me to keep the memories alive for everyone. Both Christmases are wonderful in there own way.