1.) Write or share a letter to Santa.
2.) Describe a favorite Winter memory.
3.) Last night it snowed buckets and you are forced to spend the entire
day at home with your family...what's the plan!?!
4.) What's the best gift you've ever gotten/given.
5.) Describe a Christmas tradition that you have started with your own family?
I just wrote about my Christmas Prank tradition... go down a couple of posts for that one, so I'll skip that one.
I'll write a little about 1 through 4 this time...
1. Dear Santa...
Take me with you!!!
Favorite Winter Memory ~ I was 17, my family and I went to Toronto Canada to visit family for Christmas... and it was the very first time I had ever seen snow fall. We had been to Canada lots of times before that... but never in the winter. I was AMAZED that there really are intricately cut snowflakes... each one!!! Then a blizzard came and snowed about 8 feet of snow up against my cousins front door.
I wanted out so badly... I just wanted to get home to my 85 degree weather and raise enough money to get my relatives to come to California. It scared the living daylights out of me.
Everything was just ... white!!! and cold.. and ooohhh! confining!
But all was well, someone dug us out, and it was a lovely time for the next two weeks.
But every day it snowed... I was a teensy bit worried I wouldn't be able to get out.
If it ever snowed here... I would cry my eyes out... all my citrus trees would die.
If it snowed here... we would be outside taking pictures and playing in it.
If it does snow here, it last all of 1/2 hour... and all the while, I'm in my orchard blanketing my trees and roses. I have a gorgeous hedge of roses out back as I type this... I would hate to lose that.
Best gift I've ever gotten??? Probably every gift that totally came out of left field... that I was NEVER expecting. Those are my favorites.
Favorite gift I've given??? Once again... one the recipient was never expecting... those are great.
Thanks for playing!!!