Thursday, December 15, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday


Here are this week's questions from Queso:

1. Are you a party person? Or do you prefer an intimate gathering with just a few friends?
I don't mind a party with a few friends. 10-15 max. More than that and I get shy and have a hard time talking to people. I actually just went to a cookie exchange party last night! Perfect timing for these questions!

2. Would you rather be a guest at a party or the hostess with the mostess?
I totally want to be the guest. I don't like being the hostess. It is too stressful for me. I have panic attacks even thinking about hosting parties. Unfortunately, we are having a party at our house tomorrow. It is a family thing and I don't even have to be in charge. I just have to provide the place. I am still freaking out.

3. What is your favorite party food or drink? (I'd love to see the recipe!)
I'm a lover of a good shrimp cocktail. I don't drink alcohol so I like to have Diet Dr. Pepper or whatever caffeinated beverage they may have! For my cookie exchange that I went to yesterday, I brought pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. It is the easiest recipe I have EVER seen .... other than buying a box of cookies at the store.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 box of Spiced Cake mix
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
1 cup of chocolate chips (or more) 

Mix ingredients together. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

Seriously. Easy as that and SOOOOOO good!

4. What is the best party you've ever been to?
The first party that came to mind was one when I was young and single. I hung out with a large group of kids from my single's ward at church. We played a ton of games in the back yard and then all crammed into their living room and watched Rat Race. Only one or two people had seen it before, so we were pretty much watching it for the first time. I have never laughed so hard in my life! Love that movie! That was seriously one of the best summers of my single life! We did stuff every night of the week. How I managed to go to summer school full-time, work full-time, and party full-time, I will never know. :-)

5. What is your favorite party game?
I get a kick out of the game, I Never. The group sits in a circle with one less chair than people. The person in the middle shares something that they have never done. (Like, I have never gone deep sea fishing or I have never been to England.)  If anyone in the circle has done it, then they have to get up and switch seats. The person that was "it" can run and grab a chair. Whoever is left standing has to say the next I Never statement. It is pretty funny!
We played it at a ward party once. A guy said that he had never made-out with a man. Our bishop thought that he said, never made-out in a van. So the bishop got up and started running. We all nearly died laughing. He still hasn't lived it down! :-)


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday


Here are this week's questions:

1.  What is your favorite cookie to eat?
That is tough. I actually have two. My mom and I make a really good No-Bake Cookie. I really love those. My mom makes a really good Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie. Sometimes she puts banana's in them too. They are yummy!

2.  Have you ever done a cookie exchange?
I went to one last December. It was pretty fun. It ended up just being a Girl's Night Out and munching on goodies. That was fun!

3.  How are you doing on your holiday shopping?

Um .... haven't even started. :-/  Actually, that isn't true. We got our family pictures taken and ordered so I guess I've done a little bit.

4.  What is your holiday shopping style? (A little at a time, or power shopper? Early in the season or last minute? Online or part of the crowd?)
I'm a little bit of everything. I start to freak out in the beginning of December and start to do my shopping. I do some online and some in the stores. I've never shopped on a Black Friday or anything like that. I don't do crowds because I get scared and claustrophobic.

And a random seasonal 3 part question...
5.  Light you put them on your house? What is your style and your fave kind to see? 
We're lazy and don't put lights up on the house. I am proud to say that I got my Christmas decor and tree up on December 1st. That is a record for me. I've never gotten it up that early!
As for my "type" of lights that I like? I don't know. I posted a video on Facebook of a house down our street. They are awesome! My boys love to drive by and look at their lights. Click HERE to go to my Facebook page and watch it! Might as well 'Like' my page while you're at it! ;-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy List


I'M HAPPY that I got to go to P's very first Christmas program at school. He looked so cute up there singing. The gym was jam-packed full of parents. I could tell he was looking for me and my parents but he never could find us in the sea of faces.

I'M HAPPY that I got to see him in his class afterwards. I wanted him to know that I was there supporting him. :-)  His face showed me how happy he was. Love that boy!

I'M even more HAPPY that the Kindergarteners got to go first on the program. I totally skipped out on the rest.

I'M HAPPY to have a warm home to live in. The temperatures have been frigid that last few days. I am grateful to have a place to be and that I'm able to keep my family safe and warm.

I'M HAPPY to have wonderful friends. I don't even get to see many of them in person. I am grateful for Facebook and blogs. It has helped me keep my connections with friends. It really has been a blessing.

Now switching notes

I'M HAPPY to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me.

Some really bad stuff happens in this world but he loves us regardless. A friend of mine and his family have gone through so much heartache and trials this past year. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that God still loves him and his family. Despite the trials that we may have, I know that we are not alone. I am grateful and comforted by the knowledge. I am grateful for my religion that has brought me so much peace and reassurance.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday

Welcome to We Want to Know Wednesday Q&A hosted by:

Impulsive AddictJanetteMamarazzi and Seriously Shawn


{1} What game show have you always thought you could be on and totally WIN!
I always wanted to do Double Dare on Nickelodeon as a kid. Do you remember that show? The kids would compete with parents and answer questions. Then they had to go through obstacle courses and get slimed and stuff. That is honestly what came to mind first.

{2} Do you have a tattoo(s)? What are they and what made you chose them? If not, would you get one, yes/no/why?
Nope, I don't have any tattoos. I won't ever get a tattoo because I really have no desire to go through that pain. Also, I'm afraid I would hate it in a year or two. Plus, once you get old and saggy, it won't look the same!

{3} What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own?

I honestly don't own much jewelry. I'm pretty much a tomboy and don't wear any. The only thing I do wear is my wedding ring. I got to help pick it when J and I got engaged. I love it!

{4} What is your driving pet peeve(s)?

What ISN"T my driving pet peeve? LOL! I get annoyed at most anything. If a person sits at a light while it turns green, I get grumpy. If someone drives too slow, I get grumpy. If someone drives too fast for snowy/rainy conditions, I get grumpy. If someone doesn't use their turn signal, I get grumpy. I really could go on and on! 

{5} What was your favorite sitcom growing up that you wish was still on?

This is hard. I really liked a lot of shows. The first one that popped into my mind was Growing Pains. I loved to watch that show. It used to be on when I was at school. I remember seeing once when I home from school with the flu or something. I managed to be "sick" quite a bit before my mom caught on. Oops!

So, what are your answers? Why don't you play along?