Friday, December 02, 2005

The 5er

1. Where is the furthest you have traveled for Christmas and will you be traveling this year?
One year when the girls were little, we traveled 325 miles to my parent's house a couple of weeks before Christmas. That's the furthest we've ever traveled at Christmas, but this year, Alex and her fiance, Chris, will fly here for Christmas, a journey of a little over 1000 miles for them, and Mike will fly in from Tucson...dunno the exact mileage, but it's a LONG way away.

2. Do you celebrate any other holiday this month? Kwanza? Chanukah? Festivus? Christmas is the only holiday we celebrate in December (thank goodness)!

3. Who is the hardest person to shop for on your Christmas list and why do you think they are so hard to buy for? I shop year 'round, so this doesn't really apply.

4. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa? Extra credit if you have a picture of you with Santa! What do you mean, stopped believing in Santa? What!?!? What kind of kiljoy are you, anyway? Do you mean to imply that Santa doesn't exist? :) I was 5 when I started thinking that there was no way that Santa could make all those stops in one night. Quite the little scientist, I pretended to be asleep when Mom checked on me so I could tiptoe downstairs to check out my theory. Yep, I was correct; Santa wasn't in the kitchen putting an orange in the toe of my stocking, but Mom and Dad were. I don't have any pics of myself with Santa, but I'm posting two pics of my kids with Santa: one of Alex & Katharine with Santa at Marshall Field's in Chicago, circa 1981, and one of Mike & Chris with Santa at Northpark in Dallas, circa 1989. Please note both Santas have real beards. I have a thing about that.

5. Fill in the blank; For me Christmas just wouldn't be the same without _______? My family. I can't imagine a Christmas without them, and I feel sad thinking of people who don't have family to be with at Christmas.


Melissa said...

Awww, I'm such a sucker for a kid on Santa's lap! Great Santa's and darling kids!

dreaminglily said...

Cute pics!

Love your answers ^_^


Anonymous said...

Yes, looks like Santa had given up on my sis Alex in that first pic. He must have learned from previous visits. The elves told me you had to bribe them to let her through. ;).
I've never seen that photo Mom! I still miss the excitement of waiting for santa. I remember falling asleep the night before Christmas thinking I was hearing reindeer hoofs on the roof. Now, I've come to realize there is only one advantage to having squirrels running around in the attic.

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Tammy said...

Hi judi, I loved the pictures with santa! I chuckled when seeing your daughter's comment, sounds like a sister. :)


DBP2005 said...

Missed you on Saturday! Hope you are all better. Love the pictures!!


Bluwave said...

I, too, have a major problem with Santas who have fake beards. I also couldn't imagine not having at least some of my family around for Christmas.

You really go Xmas shopping year round? Good on you!


Robin said...

Great pictures! THanks for playing The 5'er!


Judith HeartSong said...

I am sending a hug your way... I enjoyed the photos.

Vivian said...

I'm echoing Donna's comment....we missed you on Saturday....I hope you're feeling better