Saturday, December 6, 2008

[= tagged! =]


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial?

3. When do you put up the tree?
well, i still haven't yet.. i was kinda hoping to get another tree, but that's going to have to wait. normally, i put it up between thanksgiving and the first week of december

4. When do you take down the tree?
as soon as possible

5. Do you like eggnog?
it's ok, i can take it in small doses. my sister, lisa, however loves the stuff

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
bike or gameboy

7. Hardest person to buy for?
Daniel!!!! i have NO idea what to get for him!

8. Easiest person to buy for?
my mom.. i could give her a rock with a ribbon around it and she would love it. heck, i could leave off the ribbon and the rock could be dirty and she would still love it

9. Do you have a nativity scene?

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

11. Worst Christmas gift you have received?
none come to mind. no, really.

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
how the grinch stole christmas

13. When do you start shopping?
the paycheck i get before christmas, this year it'll be about a week before

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
i don't think so, if i did, it wasn't intentional

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
rolls and gravy

16. Favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night

17. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
normally go to my mom's or lisa's, but this year, daniel and i are taking little danny to illinois

18. Open presents Christmas Eve or morning?
i LOVED the tradition we had growing up.. on christmas eve, we would go out, look at lights, come home and drink eggnog.
we would get gifts from friends and family before christmas, and they would always go under the tree.. then on christmas eve, lisa and i were allowed to open ONE gift. then we would open the rest on christmas morning, when we would get up SUPER early. my mom said we were allowed to have our stockings, and we couldn't wake her up until 7am.

19. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
the 'hussle and bussle' bull crap. crowds. attitudes. packed stores. slow people. drivers. oh, i feel like i could go on.

20. Favorite ornament theme or color?
dont really have one.. i just love the look and smell

21. What do you want for Christmas this year?
i'm not sure even yet. my mom asked me yesterday, and i just can't even think of anything i want. i'm always like that though

Thursday, December 4, 2008


WHERE did danny's hair go? he had a head full when he was born and it's all fallen out or he's rubbed it all off... i know he'll grow it back, but dag on!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

who said preemie??

the top picture is most recent, it was a few days before Thanksgiving, and the other was when he was about 2 weeks old... i'll post more later, maybe i'll get the hang of posting pictures... hopefully! =]

work work work =]

these pictures are old, but i just love my little man so much and these were taken when he was 7 weeks old =]

wow, i feel like all i get done doing is working! but that's ok because we need the money and the overtime is certainly helpful, especially with christmas coming up and the move...

i was talking to daniel the other night and he wanted to know if i wanted to spend christmas here and new year in illinois or the other way around. i told him i'd really rather spend christmas here but as far as the work schedule is concerned, it looks like we're going to spend christmas in illinois and new year here in west virginia. my mom is going to be upset, and so will my sister and her kids. especially breanne (the oldest) because she asks me ALL through the year 'emma are you going to spend the night on christmas?' for the past few years, i've went over there and spent the night on christmas eve. =[ i just hope she's not too upset because i am going to spend the new year and do the presents that day.

daniel also told me he wanted to move and wanted to know if i wanted december to be the last month i'm in the apartment. NO, i want to stay at least a few more months, but i know he is dying to go back home to illinois. and i love him so much and only want to see him happy, so i'm willing to negotiate with him.
i'm also going to find a church to go to there. that's really important to me, and i'm not sure that daniel fully understands my stance on this. i would love NOTHING more than if he shared my love and conviction for God. i'm hoping he'll realize just how important this really is and i'm NOT going through a phase. he's not sure how to take it, and i don't know that anything will sway him from the way he feels. i've been praying about it like crazy.

so, we'll see what's going on with that.
i've been spending a LOT of time reading this blog. it's a couple who have a preemie baby and it has been a day by day journey thru her life. it really makes me realize just how lucky i am. these people are struggling so much with their beautiful preemie baby, kayleigh.
see, my baby danny was a preemie. no where near preemie like kayleigh, he was only almost 5 weeks early, and i was SOOOO lucky because he was absolutely PERFECT. and is growing like a weed! they say that preemies grow, say if they're 2 months early, they'll be two months behind a "normal" baby that was born full term. but danny is, i think, normal for his size.

so i think that's all for today.. i'll try to post more tomorrow. the awesome thing is that i can post at work YAY