Favorites so far...
Favorite Holiday - Halloween!
Favorite Snack - REAL Popcorn (no microwave crap) with real butter and that Cheddary Cheese sprinkle (or parmesan),eaten on the sofa with Colin (who made it!) and a Jim Beam and Soda.
Favorite Date Night - Wandering through art galleries or antique shops (on the night of the month when they are open late) then going to dinner after.
Favorite Girl Night Out - Anything involving pitchers of Sangria!
Favorite Christmas Gift - Jewelry!
Favorite exercise - Hiking in a beautiful place (with Colin, who always carries the day pack)Favorite Dessert Food - Homemade Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies (not the non-homemade ones. They always taste weird.
Favorite Place to go On Vacation - Any place with my sister Mary and her husband Jay
Favorite way to communicate - Letters and postcards!
Favorite Collectibles - Postcards friends send to me!
Favorite thing to do when no one else is around - Sing really loud and dance around to the stereo
December 8, 2008 8:24 AM
Song (actually pretty much post holiday)--Go tell it on the Mountain
Food--Swedish heirloom cookies
activity--baking with my mom or back in the day, going to State Street, Chicago Marshal Fields to see the windows decorated for Christmas and all the other assorted decorations.
December 8, 2008 8:36 AM
Watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas and singing along to the Grinch song.
Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas
Remembering family roots with a Swedish Christmas Eve dinner. (But we cut out the lutefisk!) Baking.
Songs: In the bleak midwinter / Holly & the Ivy / A Cherry Tree Carol (Old English/Celtic songs you don't hear much anymore) and, for lighter fare: The pagan and the Christian(a very funny song by Dar Williams)
December 8, 2008 4:00 PM
I love Christmas carols, especially Carol of the Bells and
I have fond memories of singing Come, oh come, Emmanuel
in the choir loft as a kid as well as the other traditional ones.
Our food tradition has evolved over the years
since we usually celebrate with our kids
instead of the huge extended family gatherings
we attended as kids.
It wouldn't be Christmas without a Heavenly Ham
and then Mike making his famous, secret recipe,
potato soup with the bone!
Sometime we will watch A Christmas Story so we can laugh together.
(You'll shoot your eye out!)
December 11, 2008 1:56 PM
Favorite song: always been partial Silver Bells
Favorite Food: Pecan Pie
Favorite Activity: The card game after dinner (family tradition)
Favorite Show: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (the one with the land of misfit toys).
Everything you can possibly imagine
2 months ago