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! 

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  1. Wow! that is one huge, crazy Holiday ahead of you lol. But it sounds like you're going to enjoy every minute! I hope you have some time after Christmas to unwind with a good book ;-)

    Merry Christmas!!
    Ginger @ GReads:

  2. You said it all right there, we do tend to forget , commercials and all the stores that begin earlier and earlier each year.

    May You have a Happy Safe Holiday!!

    Xmas Eve Follow Friday

  3. Hopping through. I'll be working on Christmas, but I should just be able to be lazy and read b/c hopefully there will be no business.
    I should buy Xmas crackers. That sounds fun.
    Merry Christmas!
    My FF

  4. Wow, that's so crazy, Jen! Your Christmas(es!) sound really, really fun! I absolutely adore my family and being able to spend time with them, so I happen to love Christmas. :D I hope you enjoy your 3 Christmas stops! :D

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer.

  5. Sounds like fun Jen! I hope you have a great time.

    Safe travels and Feliz Navidad!
    Missie, The Unread Reader

  6. Three meals in 24 hours? That's crazy! I'm kinda envious of all that good but kinda not cuz it's bad for my waistline! LOL I'm working until noon today then off to bake pies and drink wine with my sis. Preparing for the madness that will be tomorrow!

    Happy Holidays!
    Carmel @ Rabid Reads / Twitter

  7. Sounds super crazy, but fun! Wow! I had traditional crackers at a party recently. The lady who brought them is from South Africa. I loved the little gifts inside. You have a great last name! Have a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas :)

  8. Enjoy your crazy Christmas, I hope Santa brought you lots of books & goodies!