1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
My wish is that everyone is happy this holiday season. That goes for Juice and me, most of all.
2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?
Our Christmas morning is chaos! Juice and I typically have some kind of argument (yes, every year) over how we want to handle the kids. He wants to sleep in and just let them go down and play. I want to be down there before they come down to take pictures of their faces. Or he wants to eat breakfast first before we open presents and I think that’s unreasonable.
Anyway, once the kids start in on their presents, it all works out and we have a good time. We typically play with Santa gifts until breakfast time (around 9:30am) and then we have eggs and bacon and cinimon rolls for breakfast. After we eat, we typically call our parents and/or set up the web cam so they can see the kids open some presents.
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
There are lots of things that I would like. My biggest desire would be around $20,000 and better insurance. But since that won’t EVER happen, I’d like a Garmin GPS 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator which is a high sensitivity GPS that I could use to geocache a little better. My current GPS does geocache, but I end up wandering around a lot because it’s not very sensentive. I wish I had enough Swagbucks to get it because it’s on sale for $200, normally about $600.
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
My kids are little enough that Christmas lights makes the holiday special. We got them chocolate advent calendars too. This year, I’d like to read a Christmas story and sing a Christmas song. We tried it last night…didn’t work very well. Maybe they are TOO young for that one.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
We were a Nintendo family growing up. I remember watching my brother play a lot of Mario and Final Fantasy. I remember playing a lot of ‘Life’ and ‘Monopoly’ too.
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
A lot! Putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving, setting out presents from Santa without wrapping paper, chocolate advent calendars, new ornaments every year, leaving their stockings in their rooms, and opening presents by turns.
7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?
I’m torn between 2 different trips! One trip, home to visit family. This time of year I miss them the most. The other would be a Disney trip. Cruise, Land, or World, it really wouldn’t matter. I bet Disney is magical at Christmas time! I know, my Christmas trip would be meeting our family AT Disney to celebrate and vacation together!
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