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Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Nice Surprise & A Survey

I woke up to a nice surprise this morning!

Earlier this week Pea held a "guess how many jelly beans are in this bag" contest and the winner would receive a sample box of her homemade chocolates - if you saw the pictures of all the chocolates she was making - yummy!!

So not only did I win (yay! homemade chocolates!) but I even guessed the exact amount! Wow, that never happens to me ... maybe I should play the lottery?!

Thanks, Pea, for holding a fun contest and being so generous as to give away some chocolates!


I saw this fun holiday survey over at A Penny For Your Thoughts

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Do I have to choose? I enjoy both!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Wraps of course; what would be the fun if you don't have the element of surprise by unwrapping?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colored lights on the tree, white lights outside

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No

5. When do you put up your decorations? The weekend after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? honey baked ham and candied yams.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Decorating the tree...always seemed like such a fun, festive time.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I actually don't remember this moment!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yep!

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree? All different kinds; I don't have any type of "theme" - there isn't any tinsel or garland though.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread? Love it! At least I used to...I haven't had to "deal" with it in about 6 yrs now, so who knows I might dread it :) I just think it's not the holidays without snow!

12. Can you ice skate? Forward and in a straight line. No fancy stuff and never learned to go backwards.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? The Kodak Disc camera I got when I was 13.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?Being with my family, being thankful for all God has blessed me with. (This was Catch's answer, but I wholeheartedly agree!)

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Apple pie with a topping of vanilla ice cream

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition? Singing Silent Night during the Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve; also going around to look at all the lights and decorations.

17. What tops your tree? An angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?It's always nice to receive a gift that came from the heart; but I really do enjoy giving too. I enjoy the whole process of searching through catalogs and online and in stores to find that "perfect" gift for everyone on my list.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? I really can't choose just one - I enjoy so many songs!

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy?Yummy!!!

Let me know if you do this on your blog so I can come by and read it!


smileymamaT said...

Hi! That was fun to read. I'm going to do the survey too, right now! :)

Pamela said...

Bright, uplifting, and fun! Love all your answers. Mine would have been very simular! lol

Hey, congrats on nailing it on the head with your jellybean guess! Wow! I think your should play the lotto! hehe!

Tammy said...

That's was a fun survey! I may do that, too...just not yet! ;) Today, I have to clean house for everyone coming on Thanksgiving!

Congrats on winning the contest! :D

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Congrats on winning!!!!


Kathleen Marie said...

Congratulations you lucky chocoholic! Ha! That is something to hit it exactly. That is a cute meme (it should be a meme anyway). So happy you are happy with your ornament exchange partner. Pea is a doll!

PEA said...

Hi Michelle:-) Congrats again on winning my contest...when I saw your guess, I couldn't believe it! lol Didn't think anyone would get it right on!! Yup, definitely go buy some lottery tickets! hehe I loved your meme and will do it also sometime this week:-) Hugs xox

Nisa said...

Earlier, when I saw that Pea said she had a surprise for you, I went to her blog to see what it was cuz I'm nosey and that's so cool that you guessed the amount exactly. I was thinking: Yay, Meesh!! Congrats. Oh, also I just got my free sunsilk shampoo sample in the mail today. It's been a good week for samples and I even got a rebate check today too.
love ya!

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

That's a great list! I love candy canes and eggnog too.. I even love candy canes IN eggnog (they make lovely stir sticks LOL)

I'm getting into the holiday spirit for sure!


Congrats on the chocolates!

Anonymous said...

I am gonna do it :)

Heidi said...

Hi Michelle,
Just stopping by from Pea's. Congrats again.

I just wanted to add before I scan through the rest of your blog, that your daughter is beautiful! :)

chelle said...

How very cool that you won! Congrats! And enjoy the chocolate! MMmm!

The holiday survey sounds so fun. I will have to do it later this week :)

I thought I would let you know that I order that book, but sadly Amazon has it back ordered now and I have to wait till the end of December! But I am holding out, I can hardly wait to read it!

LauraJ said...

Congratulations!! Hooray for you for winning!! Now you better share that chocolate with others!! Oh and a picture of a big chocolate smeared Kayla grin would be just lovely!

Meow said...

Just dropping by to say HI, and thanks for your birthday wishes. You have a gorgeous daughter ... those eyes are captivating.
Take care, Meow

K.T. said...

I took the survey over at my blog;check it out!Great posts,sorry that I have missed so many posts!

peppylady said...

I saw this floating in blogger land and I decide to do this one also.