Merry CHRISTMAS everyone!

December 24, 2014

I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas eve tonight and a beautiful Christmas morning! What will you be doing? My family and I will be watching The Nativity Story. I cannot wait to watch my favorite movie again! 

Have you ever watched The Nativity Story?
Are you excited for Christmas morning?
What is your favorite Christmas song? Mine is "Mary did you know?".

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Did you know....Christmas Style!

December 19, 2014

That......did you know that the tradition of sending printed cards at this time of year began in Germany more than 600 years ago?

That.......each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone? A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ?

That.....according to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington?

That.....Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850?

That....the world’s largest Christmas stocking measured 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held almost 1,000 presents. It was made by the Children’s Society in London on December 14, 2007?

That....Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold?

That....Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836?

That...Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870?

That.....early illustrations of St. Nicholas depict him as stern, commanding, and holding a birch rod. He was more a symbol of discipline and punishment than the jolly, overweight elf children know today?

That.....there are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States. In 2008, nearly 45 million Christmas trees were planted, adding to the existing 400 million trees?

That ........approximately 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S?

That....In 1962, the first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States?

That.....Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S?

That.....The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty?

Sooo.. I must apologize for this pinterest photo post. It is very unlike me..but I am totally out of photo inspiration at the moment. Don't worry...I'll get my sister's camera snapping photos again real soon!

Did you know any of these fun facts about Christmas?
Which did you think was the weirdest? 
What are you doing for Christmas?


December 11, 2014

I just found out that "Finding Dory" is coming out in June of 2016. Okay. That is really awesome..but, do I have to wait that long?! Oh gosh! I will be a lot older. Thankfully, I have younger siblings. I'll be in that movie theater. Believe me!

What about you? Did you like "Finding Nemo"? 
Are you looking forward to "Finding Dory"?

Working away!

December 6, 2014
 I almost started to do a "Lately I've been..." post, but I can't bring myself to do it. Everyone does that when they don't know what to say on their blog. (By the way, I can see why.. haha). First off, I want to thank everyone who passed my tag around. It has been really exciting watching other bloggers post on what they do to beat Winter boredom! In fact, there has already been an new tag "born" from mine. :) Shall we say awesome? Oh yeah. Then something even more amazing than beating Winter boredom happened...I don't have to beat it right now! ALL of the snow we had melted! Though...these pictures are not exactly what it looks like outside at the is a bit browner..and colder. Oh well. I guess I'll just try and get more up-to-date photos next time. *grin*

How are you enjoying your weekend??? I almost set my alarm to wake me up for school last night, but then I remembered....tomorrow was Saturday! (Now today. ;) ) I almost did the happy dance! haha.. I was able to read a bit more that evening and then snuggle down for a morning without "beep beep". I've spent most of the day working with my dad and sister on our new home project; putting in laminate flooring! Quite an adventure, but one worth the memories. :) I can hardly wait for the restful Sunday ahead!

What is your alarm clock set to? (Music or the loud beeping?) I usually have music, but I think I need  to switch it because I don't wake up enough before I hit the snooze button..haha!
What kind of home projects do you do with your family?
How do you feel about weekends? (I'm sure I know your answer for this one)