Holiday 5

1. Do you enjoy the cold weather and snow for the holidays?

I do enjoy the cold weather. I love snow. But I live in the Houston area and there’s just not much snow here.

2. What is your ideal holiday celebration? How, where, with whom would you celebrate to make things perfect?

My ideal holiday celebration would be to have all my family on both sides come visit for about three days, eat at my house, hang out, talk. Then they would go away and my friends would come, four or five of them, and we’d have a girls’ weekend. Then they would go away and I would spend a week hanging out with my kids and my husband, preferably somewhere beautiful like the mountains in TN or NY. That’s not going to happen anytime soon.

3. Do you do have any holiday traditions?

Tons. My birth family has Mexican steak for the main meal. I love it. My husband doesn’t. Both sides open presents on Christmas eve. I’ve added stocking stuffers which don’t get opened until Christmas morning, just so there’s not a let down feeling when you get to the actual day… When the boys were little we would sit by the tree and read one Christmas book by the lights on the tree each Advent night.

4. Do you do anything to help the needy?

I always save toys and gifts and take them somewhere. This year our toys, new dollar type things, are going to Venezuela to an orphanage our church has there. Last year I took about twenty brand new stuffed animals to a center where kids who didn’t have presents could get some.

5. What one gift would you like for yourself?

To be out of debt.