Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Hodgepodge Style...

Christmas Hodgepodge Style, that almost sounds like it needs to be a song or a dance.  It is that fun time again, if you would like to join in just click the button above and swing over to Joyce's place.  Grab those questions then link up after you answer them so we can all learn more about you too.  Of course first you might want to read my answers... or else!

Here we go folks...

1.  Do you put Christmas decorations in every room of your house?  If not every room, what rooms do you decorate?
The Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area and sometimes the office gets decorations around here.  We did not even pull them all out this year but it still looks festive!

2.  If you could visit one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) which one would you choose and why?
I really think probably Sweden.  I would like to see the Alps, talk about pictures!

3.  What does the word faith mean to you?
Wow...  Believing in something you cannot see but knowing with all your heart and soul it is real with no doubts!

4.  You can go back to your childhood for one day... what day and age would you choose?
I cannot think of one day in particular, but I would love to go back to life when we lived on the farm. We moved when I was 7 years old.  I was 3 years old in the picture and had my best friend Penney with me.  We were inseparable, spent a lot of time running around enjoying life not a care in the world!  Good times and wonderful memories.  When I hear Miranda Lambert's song The House That Built Me it always takes me back to life at home.  I know some of you do not like country but if you have never heard this song listen to the words, guarantee it will take you back too.

5.  When did you last have 'punch'?  If it's not too much trouble share your favorite punch recipe.
Gosh it has been a long time, probably a baby shower or wedding shower 2 or 3 years ago.  My favorite recipe was given to my by a dear friend of mine before she passed away in 1999.  This is good stuff!


2 (46 oz) cans pineapple juice
2 tsp vanilla
½ small bottle lemon juice concentrate
4 cups sugar
4 Tbsp almond extract
Add enough water to make 2 gallons. Freeze. Thaw for 3 hours before serving.

Patsy Athey

6.  Do you fill stockings at your house?  Are stockings opened before or after the bigger gifts?
No we do not do stockings, I always did before I remarried.  We usually always opened them before the bigger gifts.  After Jan married we would do them usually sometime on Christmas day.

7.  What takes your breath away?
My hubby can walk up behind me and kiss me on the neck and still take my breath away.  

8.  Random Thought
I would like to thank those who prayed for my Aunt, please continue to pray for her children.  She is still in the hospital, however they have called Hospice in.  Her body is beginning to shut down.  Please continue to remember them.

until next time... nel


  1. Oh I love that definitely captures something that is hard to define.

    So sorry about your aunt..I will keep your family in my prayers.

  2. Ohhhhhhh, #7. That melts my heart. To have such a loving relationship with one is awesome, isn't it?

    Loved all your answers. And the pineapple 'slush' sounds delicious.

    ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP PHOTOS is my link for today. Hope you can find time to visit with me.

  3. I love the song you mentioned. I like Blake Sheldon too. If you don't mind, I'd like to use the pineapple slush for my New Years Eve party.

  4. Ohmygoodness... I hadn't ever heard that song before, and I just spent a week moving my parents out of my childhood home... I thought I had grieved, but that song has tears rolling down my cheeks, so I guess not! Thank you, friend.

    Will be taking note of your punch recipe (aren't recipes like that precious, when the giver is no longer with us? i have several of those from my best friend as well...) And will be prayiing for your family this Christmas...

  5. Miranda Lambert's song touched my heart from the first time I ever heard it.

    So sorry to hear about your aunt. Always a difficult time, especially around the holidays, when we want all things to be "merry and bright".

  6. I'm not putting all of mine out this year either. Living on a farm sounds like a great childhood memory. I think you and I may be the only ones who don't do stockings. I didn't grow up with them since we did St. Nicholas on the 6th. Our children got St.Nick on the 6th which was a big deal and a few things in their stockings at Christmas. They don't miss it at all. Love your answer to #7. I will continue to pray for your aunt.