Our Five Ring Circus: 3 Weeks...It's Go Time!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

3 Weeks...It's Go Time!

It dawned on me today that Christmas was in 3 weeks. Three weeks?!? What?!? How did that happen? I'm not ready!!! Must. Go. Shopping. Now.

I got this from Theta Mom, and figured I'd join in on the fun.

1. Have you started your Christmas shopping? I bought my first gift in early October, and figured I'd get done early. Ha. I bought a big gift for Grant, have Lexie halfway done, and only have a small gift and two stocking stuffers for D. I need to finish up!

2. Tell me about one of your special traditions. There are several things we do. Leading up to Christmas, we go see the Celebration of Lights, visit Santa in his little house, and have a Christmas party with friends where the kids all exchange gifts. On Christmas Eve, we give the kids new pajamas to unwrap and wear. We also sprinkle reindeer dust in the yard.

3. When do you put up your Tree? The weekend after Thanksgiving.

4. Are you a Black Friday shopper? Not at all. I always end up grocery shopping at WalMart and Costco on that day, and by the time I get there, the stores are dead. Somehow,I always manage to snag a few of their advertised deals, so it works out!

5. Do you travel at Christmas or stay home? We stay home. We spend both days driving all over the place, though.

6. What is your funniest Christmas memory? When I was little, I told my dad that I knew Santa had been there because I heard his footprints on the roof. He still brings that up!

7. What is your favorite Christmas movie of all time? I love Christmas movies! I can't really choose a favorite. Christmas Vacation never fails to make me laugh, though!

8. Do you do your own Christmas baking, what’s your favorite treat? My mom and I always make cornflake wreaths...you know, the ones that make your teeth turn green, but are oh so good! The kids and I make cut out sugar cookies, too.

9. Fake or Real Tree? I admit it. It's fake.

10. What day (as a mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done? I think it set in today!

11. Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? One year I did, but I typically have them done in time!

12. What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas? Seeing all my loved ones!

13. What Christmas craft do you like the best? Making the Christmas countdown paper chain with Dylan. I'm not very crafty. ;)

14. Christmas music? (Yes or No) If yes, what is your favorite song? I love Christmas music. My favorites are the classics. O Holy Night is my favorite...preferably sung by Josh Groban!

15. When do you plan to finish all of your shopping? Hopefully the week before Christmas!

And now, I tag all of you!

Time to make a shopping list! ;)


  1. 3 weeks? Eek! I have been productive and got my holiday background on my blog. Go me. Ha!

    I may have to steal this for my blog. :)

  2. O Holy Night is my fav too! I love it! I've also realized that I really love instrumental christmas music too! Have you seen Just Friends? That just popped into my head... it's a great Christmas movie!

  3. 3 weeks, how did that happen?! Where is time going?! I like the time to fly while I am pregnant though so I can't complain!!!!!!! Better get shopping I only have a few more gifts to purchase!

  4. I have a lot of it done already and hope to have it all done by this weekend?

    anyway... I just have to comment on the reindeer dust thing. I don't know if I got it from you guys on MOM or what but I did it one year and someone said use baby powder for dust/snow. well, I did and I sprinkled it in the house and it was a disaster. Everyone was allergic to it and sneezing all morning long. My dh was freaking out...lol he couldn't stop sneezing all mornging..LOl Its one of those things that you laugh about years later but at the time it wasn't funny...lol.

  5. Thanks for sharing. I really liked this post!

  6. seriously!? 3 WEEKS!!!!!!!
    yikes...I better get busy!

  7. My son brought the Christmas countdown chain home from school. I was like, YES! I'm not crafty either. LOL

  8. Usually, I'm more organized, but this year I'm running a tad behind...

    I haven't done a single bit of shopping yet. Not one thing. I need to get started!

  9. Oh, I'm not ready either. I have so little shopping done and so much still to do. It's depressing to hear the two words.... THREE WEEKS!

    Yikes! Reality check!

  10. I can't believe it's only 3 weeks away!! The time is flying by TOO fast!!


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