Is today the last day? So many of you are getting close to bingo! Remember to post a comment here if you get all your words!
And the extras today are:
I love all the different festive colors of wrapping paper that we have! We have several rolls from Costco, and like everything else in that store, there is a lot of paper on one roll. :) Some of us use all different kinds of paper for different gifts, and there are others *cough*Jonathan*cough* that like to use one kind of paper for all their gifts. My aunt had a long running tradition of wrapping all her gifts in plain brown paper with pretty fabric ribbons on them, so you could always tell which ones were from her. :)
Have you ever gone Christmas caroling? Our homeschool group went many years ago, and it was so much fun! There were a lot of people that came to the door, they all enjoyed it, and it was a nice night. Last year, for the first time since then, our family went caroling locally. It was a coooold night though and lots of people were not home. However, it was still reallly fun!
We made up little bags with popcorn covered with peppermint candy coating, and Dad wrote a Christmas tract that we printed out and tied to the bag. After we finished singing our songs, one of us ran up to the door and handed them the treat bag. Everybody that came to the door seemed to enjoy our singing, except for the one guy who we didn't know was Jewish until afterward, when he pointed to the mezuzah on the door post and asked if we knew what it meant. (And we sung Good Christian Men, Rejoice, too....heheheh.) We were hoping to go again this year, but so far the week has gone by, and we haven't had the chance. The weather doesn't look too good for the next couple of evenings either. I was going to have a picture of us to post if we had gone earlier this week! :)
Memories...I have so many memories of Christmases past. One memory I have is when everybody came to our house for Christmas, back when Granddaddy and Aunt Bunny were alive, and Hannah and I had to give up our bedroom. We always set up pallets on the floor underneath our ping pong table and would talk long into the night on Christmas Eve. Then there was the Christmas I received Pepper after begging for a dog - I was sooo excited! Or the year I was 3 or 4 and was the angel in our little play...my costume was one of Mom's white blouses, trimmed with tinsel, that almost dragged the floor when I walked. One year I asked for and was thrilled to receive doll diapers...foreshadowing of my current obsession with cloth diapers. :)
Okay, now I'm feeling very nostalgic! Do you have good memories of Christmas to share?