Show and Tell Monday: Christmas Talk

1) Tell us what your favorite thing about Christmas is.

What isn’t there to love about Christmas? It’s a time for family to get together to eat, laugh and make memories. I love all the Christmas traditions that everyone has. From driving to look at Christmas lights, to making certain food to share, to opening presents all together. I just love everything about Christmas! Many forget what Christmas really is about, me included, but it really is a time for family. It’s about spending time with the ones you love.

2) Tell us what your plans are for Christmas this year.

This year we will be going to Austin to spend time with Brent’s dads side of the family. We will do our annual White Elephant gift exchange and spend time together! Then on Christmas Eve we will be heading to Brent’s moms side of the family to spend time together with them! Unfortunately my family lives all the way in Michigan so we won’t be seeing them this year but they will be there is spirit!

3) Show us a picture of Christmas in the past. Or present. 


2011 at Santa’s Wonderland


2010 at Santa’s Wonderland


2009 on Christmas Eve

4) Do you wrap your presents all in one box, or do you like wrap each present separately?

I like to wrap each present separately! I mean everything! That means there is more to open. I love opening and wrapping gifts. I do it while watching Christmas movies or listening to Christmas music. I find it therapeutic.

5) Tell us about any special traditions that you or you and your family like to do. 

With Brent’s family we do an annual White Elephant gift exchange with his Dad’s side. With his Mom’s side we always open presents on Christmas Eve and go to Church. The last couple years we have also gone to Santa’s Wonderland in College Station, which I love! It’s thousands of Christmas lights and it is beautiful.

I haven’t been home for Christmas is a long time but we use to go to Bronner’s every year around Christmas time to get new ornaments which was my favorite thing to do and I can’t wait to take my baby! We would also go look at Christmas lights around the town and every year I got to open one gift on Christmas Eve.

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!!

Until next time!


Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

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