Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hodgepodge Wednesday

It's Wednesday and that means more Hodgepodge which means fun blogging and reading.  For more just click the button above and enjoy!

1. Share your Christmas Eve traditions. They have changed a bit over the years, but at this time it is when we share Christmas with our children and their families. It includes a nice meal, sharing of the Christmas story and then opening gifts.  This year we will add a birthday party for Jesus because of the babies.  Our two year old Grandson will be so excited and have a little bit of understanding of what it's about.  Our one year old will just enjoy the celebration and the eating of the cake. ~smile~ We did this with our children until they were grown and I am so excited about starting the tradition again.  I actually order a "  real"   birthday cake from the bakery and we will read the Christmas story from a children's picture book, light the candle and talk about how Jesus came to be the Light of the World, and close with prayer. I'm in hopes it will be a very special time, not only for the little ones, but for the big ones as well.

2. What was the best book you read in 2010? (we're not going to include The Bible here)

 If you have not read this book, I would highly recommend it.  It was recommended to me or I probably would not have read it.  I had no idea of the depth of the book by the title, but it really helps to understand people and where they might be coming from.  And, in case you are wondering, there is no such thing as "  normal."    So, if you thought you were normal, well, I hate to tell you, you're not. Now, you can relax! ~chuckle~

  3. Do you have pets and if so do you allow them on the furniture?

 Oh, my gracious NO! NO! NO!  Above you will see our yellow lab, Rhett, and our chocolate lab, Rosco. Until about a year ago they were allowed in the house after dinner to enjoy some TV time with Hubby and me.  They had nice beds placed in a designated spot and they walked straight to their beds and never got out.  No joke, they knew that they had better not.  I do love them, but I just could not stand them walking or laying around all over our house.  And, I must admit that when we were allowing them to come in for that period of time each day, I enjoyed it.  But, when the Grans became mobile, it just was not feasible to leave their beds out.  The Grans thought the beds were to play in and that just couldn't happen.  So, they are no longer allowed in the house, but they do have a lovely kennel with nice igloo houses and nice warm beds.  We do have a Gran Toy Poodle named Bella and she has run of the house at our son and his wife's and she is the cutest little gal.  But, as for me and inside dogs/cats, don't think that's for me.  But, I'm not going to say never because I might have to eat those words. ~giggle~

 4. What event from 2010 are you most thankful for? Well, there's a lot, but one would be the time that Hubby, myself, my Dad and Step Mom, and my younger brother and his family got to spend together in Branson, Missouri.  It was just a very special time for us and I'm so thankful that we were able to "  make"   it happen.

5. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before. I can't really think of anything other than riding a Segway and that happened in Branson, Missouri also.  Everyone is the vicinity knew that I was a "  rookie"   for sure.  I hollered all the way around the track the first round and then once I sort of got the hang of it, I quieted down. By the way, can I just tell you that I loved the helmet. NOT! ~smile~

6. Brussel sprouts...friend or foe?  Well, I may be weird, but I like brussel sprouts.  I do not get to eat them very often, but occasionally I will buy them in the frozen food section and put a cheese sauce over them.  Delicious!

7. Who would you nominate for man/woman of the year? 

Drew Brees -  Even though he was voted  Male Athlete of the Year he looks at himself as just a regular guy that takes a positive stand for faith and family values.  With his popularity he has chosen to use his influence in such a positive way and I cannot help but applaud him for that.  And, of course, it sure doesn't hurt that he's a good ole' Louisiana boy! 
8. Insert your own random thought here.

 We will be celebrating Christmas with our two children and their families this evening.  Hubby and I look forward to sharing this special time each year and making  family Christmas memories.
Wishing for each of you wonderful Christmas memories!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Love #7. I'm a bit of a sports fan, and my favorite athletes are those who use their moment in the spotlight to bring glory to God.

    Enjoy these last few days leading up to Christmas (especially your time with your children & their families tonight).

  2. I am going to look for that book! Wouldn't you like your two dogs in bed with you all snuggly!?! LOL I know its not for some people.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Your Christmas Eve tradition sounds wonderful, and your doggies are the just too cute!

  4. I would love to visit Branson, Missouri.
    Looks like you had lots of fun.

    The book looks interesting.
    I'm always on the lookout for good books.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. I love how you read the Christmas story from a children's picture book and talk about Jesus being the Light of the world. -- I am not familiar with the book you reference. -- I am so with you on the animals in the house. My SIL has a boxer who has full run of her house. And he is not very disciplined. Just not a fan. -- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! May 2011 be your best year ever. Blessings, SusanD

  6. My sister always did the cake for Baby Jesus. I will do that when I have grandchildren. Sounds like your Christmas will be perfect.
    Have a wonderful evening with your family. Blessings to you & yours.

  7. Your dogs are so cute!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. I'm a Drew Brees fan too and holding his baby up at the Super Bowl was too precious!

    You look very stylish on that segway! I'd like to try it one day...looks like fun!

    I have a terrific brussel sprout recipe I will try to remember to post sometime after the holidays...

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Oh so much of this is so fun...Silver Dollar City, one of our favorite places...Drew Brees..yes, yes, with Colt McCoy a close second...and so love the book title, just too true

    Doing a birthday party for Jesus this year again, since we have the four year old on Christmas day...Christmas Eve is candlelight service at favorite thing each year

    Merry Merry Christmas!!!


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