Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stuff your Stocking blog and Contest


Since the Holidays are here I thought I would share a little about what makes them special for me.  I never really had much as a child so family and friends became the most important things for me.  To this day they mean more to me than any present.  
One year my husband got laid off in December from his contracting job. The kids were about 8 and 10 years old. I told them they were going to have to not get as much  that year because we did not have the money. My 10 year old daughter was like it doesn't matter mommy we have each other and this year we get to see Nanna ( we were in the military before so they couldn't see Nanna till that year for Christmas.) 
When Christmas came and we opened the presents my daughter and son had teamed up to make a box full of paper flowers for me. We hung them up and kept them up, my daughter was sure to tell me they kissed each and every flower to make them full of love.  To this day is the best present I have ever gotten.
My kids are older now but they remember that Christmas as being one of their best, not because of presents but because of the love we all had for each other that year.

What are some of your holiday traditions?  Do you do anything special for the holiday season?

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 Moonlight Tales 
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Happy Holidays! Love Ashley


  1. It's quite simple for me... my parents have a shop but for christmas eve, they close early so we can have a meal without interruption and quality time together

    simple yes but i really savor these moments

    thanks you for the giveaway


  2. Awww, that's so sweet! Kids understand a lot more than we give them credit for sometimes. :)

  3. Every year my family will get together to make toffee. We have alot of fun doing it and I always have good memories from it. Thanks,

  4. This sounds like a great paranormal, which I love! Thank you for the giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  5. every year we celebrate with at least two christmas's if not three. we have family here that we celebrate with, we have a small family one with just the four of us, and then we go up to MO for a christmas with family up there. also every year the kids and i make a new christmas ornament. this year we made a ton of them because we have a bigger tree and needed lots of pretty ornaments for it. ;-)

    Terri M

  6. Thank you for the excellent giveaway. I hope you have a joyous and safe holiday season. We usually gather at my sisters for the holidays, she has the biggest house, we open presents then stuff ourselves. Later on in the day we usually play board games, my family loves games.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  7. Happy Holidays!


  8. My favorite tradition is finding and chopping down our own tree. We run through the forest for hours placing tiny bits of yarn on prospective trees (only at a farm that replants them). By the time we have marked 20 trees...we usually end up picking the very first one we have marked. But the fun and the time we spend together being silly is the greatest part <3

    Merry Christmas!!
    stacey siferd

  9. One of my favorite traditions is decorating the tree. I love it! Its always so much fun, my famiy is always together to do it. Its definitely something i look forward to! Thank you for the great giveaway! Happy holidays!

  10. The traditions my hubby, daughter and I created is to cut down our tree each year and to have a new family game to be played on Christmas eve.

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  11. Every year we stay up on Christmas Eve and open presents then, we sit by a small bonfire my dad would start and just chat to kill some time before midnight :) We do stay up unil at least 3 or 4 am, sleep in the next day until family members start coming by ;) Happy Holidays to you!


  12. Every Christmas we have a standing rib roast. I've been dieting so can't wait for beef! I'm tired of checken and fish.

  13. My Mom, my daughter & I always prepare a traditional Polish dinner for Christmas. This year, my grandsons (3&4 years old) will be "helping". That'll be 4 generations preparing dinner this year!

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway!

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