Dec 23, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop (11)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

Whah, whah, whahhhhhh; there is no question this week.

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

"What are your plans for Christmas"?

Oh Lord, I'm not sure if anyone wants to hear about the craziness that is Christmas for the Bigheart's! In a nutshell, I will be visiting three houses and eating three meals in less than 24 hours. I am adopted and SO blessed to know my birth family. We spend Christmas Eve together with my birth mother, Myra, and about a zillion other relatives. BTW, this is no exaggeration - we counted over 70 last year. Anywho, on Christmas morning we open presents at my parents house and scarf down breakfast so we can visit my husbands family, the Bigheart's by 11am. We open presents with at least 40 other Bigheart's (twelve are from 6-18 years old) and zoom back to my parents for more gifts with my siblings. Aren't you happy you asked! Throw in two turkeys, three hams, and around 10 pies and that is Christmas. We also play games and pop traditional Christmas crackers - my mother is British! Did I mention that I live in Austin, Texas and ALL my relatives are in Oklahoma? We have to take two cars in order to bring the haul home. We keep asking everyone to chill on the gifts...

It is easy to forget what the season is all about when our kids beg for every electronic toy and our relatives spoil us with food and gifts. No matter your religion or the holiday you recognize, this is the season for family and giving. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! 

What about you? Leave me your link and I'll find you. 

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