Thursday, December 24, 2009

Auntie Claus

Happy Christmas Eve Everyone!

Breakfast this morning was a no-brainer. When I first saw gingerbread oats on Caitlin's blog one year ago, I knew that someday I would HAVE to have them. This is that day folks. My version is called Gingerbread Mocha oats:

2/3 cup coffee, 2/3 cup almond breeze unsweetened, 2/3 cups quick oats, 2 t mini chocolate chips thrown in while cooking, dismembered gingerbread man, 3 chocolate covered cranberries.

In light of it being Christmas Eve, I have a special Christmas survey for you that I found on Crystal's blog:

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Neither
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Both - except big gifts are just set up without being wrapped
3. Coloured lights on tree/house or white? I love both
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, but I want to :-)
5. When do you put your decorations up? First Saturday of December usually.
6. What is your favourite holiday dish? Gravy :-) Hehe.
7. Favourite Holiday memory as a child? Watching movies on Christmas eve and eating chips and dip. Also, the magic feeling of walking out to the living room on Christmas morning.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was about 4 - but I didn't believe it.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We never did that before, but now we celebrate Christmas with my family on Christmas eve, so we open those gifts. The hubby and I wait until Christmas morning.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Different every year.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I like snow, but I hate the cold.
12. Can you ice skate? Yes, but not as well as I used to be able to.
13. Do you remember your favourite gift? Phone (for my bedroom) in grade 6.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Spending time with my family
15. What is your favourite Holiday Dessert? Naomi Bars
16. What is your favourite holiday tradition? Stocking :-)
17. What tops your tree? An ugly star.
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving for sure. I love finding people the perfect gift and seeing what they think of it when they open it.
19. What is your favourite Christmas Song? Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Yuck

I would also like to thank DairyFreeBetty for this lovely award:

I am to pass this award on to 10 people and then list 10 things that make me happy.

I would like to pass this on to everyone - but since I can only pick 10 they are:

1) Burp and Slurp
2) Girl with the Red Hair
3) Greens and Jeans
4) Eating Machine
5) Jocelyn Eats Fresh
6) Joy of Food
7) My Marble Rye
8) Low and B Hold
9) Daily Moderation
10) Simply Life

I decided to do a photo list of the 10 things that make me happy.

1) My angel faced nephew Giovanni

2) My wonderful husband of 5 1/2 years - Chris.

3) Travelling. This picture is from Vegas.

4) Christmas!! We are going to my dad's for our a Christmas dinner and gifts tonight.

5) Blogging

6) Clothes! I got this little dress at Costco for my trip to Dominican in about a week!!

7) Being done my Thesis and my second degree!! The thesis got bound yesterday, and dropped off in my department.

8) Finally having a finished basement.

9) Hello Kitty :-)

10) Cooking! I made homemade cranberry sauce today to take to my dad's.

Tonight we are going to my dad's for Christmas dinner. I am looking forward to giving my family - especially my little nephew Giovanni their Christmas gifts.

Giovanni saw this picture of me on the computer a couple weeks ago:

He said to his mommy "There's Auntie!!!!!! I like her!!! She helping Santa work Mommy?? I wanna do dat." And because my 2 1/2 year old nephew is so darn witty, he started calling me

"Auntie Claus".


Unknown said...

I love the oatmeal!! So super cute!! :)

I just made homemade cranberries too!! yummy!!

Enjoy your night with your dad!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog love lady! Your oatmeal is TOO cute (as is your nephew)! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Tricia said...

Your nephew is adorable!

Merry Christmas!

Katie ♥ said...

Oh the oatmeal rocks!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family !!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I love winning awards! jk. I love that dress from Costco. Mucho sexy! Hope you had a great holiday! :)

Low said...

That gingerbread oatmeal is adorable and so are you in that hat :)