Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday's Hodge Podge

Joyce at From this Side of the Pond does a Wednesday Hodge Podge, and I thought it would be fun to play along.  However, this is my first attempt at linking up to another blog so be patient with goes...

1.  Share your Christmas Eve traditions.
On Christmas Eve, our family attends the early Christmas Eve worship service. 

Christmas Eve 2009

Afterward, we go all gather at my parents' house for appetizer type foods.  When the adults have all they can take and deem it bedtime, we come home and the kids can open one present on Christmas Eve.  It is always pajamas of some sort.  The kids then change into their pajamas and Hubby or I read "The Night Before Christmas." 

We then set out milk and cookies and tuck the kiddos into bed in hopes that Santa will come soon.

2.  What was the best book you read in 2010 (not including the Bible)?
Wow, this assumes that I can remember what all I read in 2010!  I usually read Christian fiction, and I really enjoy Francine Rivers and Robin Jones Gunn, but I did become interested in a secular series this year, Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella.

3.  Do you have pets and if so, do you allow them on the furniture?
I don't have any pets, just two 6 year olds that I sometimes wish didn't get mess and dirt on my furniture.

4.  What event in 2010 are you the most thankful for?
I'm not sure that I have just one event from 2010 that I am most thankful for.  What I am thankful for is every moment spent with family.  I have learned over the years not to wait for those big milestones, but to relish those everyday moments spent together.  I am most thankful that this year we have all enjoyed good health and that we have each other. 

5.  What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Hubby and I made a New Year's Resolution last January to eat in restaurants that we wouldn't normally eat, to go outside of our comfort zone of going to the same places and eating the same things.  We have done that, and have tried some new things.  We've had some winners and some not so great things, but overall, we have enjoyed the journey.

6.  Brussels sprouts, friend or foe?
I like brussels sprouts, although we don't eat them very often.  Even if I didn't like them, I think I would have to say that I did or The Queen of Brussels Sprouts would come after me!

7.  Who would you nominate for man/woman of the year?
I don't know.  I think that everyone has value and gifts and it is our job to use those gifts however God leads.  God performs miracles in and through ordinary people every day and we should earnestly seek His will for our lives.  If we are living for Him, we aren't seeking the glory of man/woman of the year because we know that we are nothing without Him.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
As I sit here writing this blog, I am watching Hubby put together a Lego Secret Agent Spy Mobile so the kids can tear it apart play with it tomorrow.  I'm not sure how little kids are supposed to put some of this stuff together.  It looks pretty complicated to me.  There are 8 separate bags of Legos and 4 illustrated instruction booklets!  While Hubby is up to his eyeballs in Legos, I think I will go wrap some Christmas presents.  Only 2 more nights till Santa comes to our house!


  1. I'm glad you joined the Hodgepodge today...we have similar Christmas Eve traditions although my 'babies' are now 20 and 22...enjoy your little ones! It goes too fast!

  2. No worries! I wouldn't hunt you down and force you to eat brussels sprouts...but there may be TP revenge if I needed it ;)