Christmas Eve… all is quiet

It’s Christmas Eve and all is quiet in the Harrigan household.  The stockings are hung one by one upon the mantle awaiting the goodies from Santa.  The presents are wrapped and put under the tree. 

There is a system even for the wrapping of the presents.  Santa’s presents are always wrapped in solid red paper.  Each child gets their own paper for the presents from mommy and daddy.  They don’t know what wrapping paper is theirs until Christmas morning.  They will learn what paper is theirs when they open the small gift in their stocking.  To date it has been the ornament for this year.  This will enable them to shake and scheme each of the presents but they still won’t know which is theirs. 

We all still believe in Santa and we are lucky to have children who still believe.  Although as Walker says as he is looking at the fireplace, “Mommy, you need to put out the fire because Santa will burn his butt.”  It is nice to have a child that is concerned for the welfare of others.  On that note we all say good night until tomorrow. 

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, a year full of love, laughter and happiness and the ability to make memories that last a lifetime.

The Christmas Meme 2007

I’ve been tagged by Reflections by Kris.  I hereby follow good blogiquette and give you my Christmas Meme:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? – I am learning to love to wrap.  If I start early enough and take a day off I can enjoy.  If I am rushed towards the end bags become my savior.

2. Real or artificial tree? – I know it is bad for the environment but gotta have a real tree.  Nothing beats the smell of pine for Christmas.

3. When do you put up your tree? – Usually two weeks before Christmas. 

4. When do you take the tree down? –  Usually the day after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog? – Absolutely.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? – Teddy Bear Hamsters from my dad.  It was the only thing I wanted for Christmas.  The problem was there was a male and female.  We had babies within weeks.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? – No.

8. Worst Christ gift you’ve ever received? – Ummm.  That’s a tough one.  There is none that really stands out.

9. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? – Mail.  It’s personal and pretty.

10. Favorite Christmas movie? –  A Christmas Story. My absolute favorite!!

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? – We have to start early as finances dictate that we can’t leave it to the last minute.  I usually do all the shopping other than what my husband does for me.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? – Prime Rib for dinner and red velvet cake that I make from scratch.

13. Clear or colored lights on the tree? – Clear.

14. Favorite Christmas song? – Carol of the Bells and O Holy Night.

So the deal with this Christmas Meme is that you are supposed to tag 3 people.  I am tagging Cheysu, Snogdot, and Wenchy.

Friendship Contract

I recieved this via e-mail and thought it worth sharing with all of you.

After serious & cautious consideration…..your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2008!  It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!                              

                         **My Wish for You in 2008**

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.

May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.

May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!

May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and…

May happiness slap you across the face and…

May your tears be that of joy.

May the problems you had forget your home address!

In simple words …………

May 2008 be the best year of your life!!!