6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What kind of Christmas are you?

Last night was the Tour De Lights in Bonney Lake put on by Fleet Feet Bonney Lake and Brooks. This is a fun and FREE event to support the local food bank. Tall Grandma watched the Little Studs so Muscle Man and I could be jogger free. Was great to see my friends Janna, Jessica and Cindy... and to run with Tall Sister, Zoe & Goober!!

It was COLD but the lights were sparkling and my Knuckle Lights HERE kept our path bright. It was a "Fun Run" so there was no worry about time or pace.. we just enjoyed the view, laughed and got a little exercise. Of course we represented Team Sparkle in our Sparkle Skirts... The lights did not disappoint and Tall Sister met her goal of running the whole time.. SCORE!!

We did not take too many photos but miss Zoe snapped this one for us.
FYI there is a Knuckle light in my belly pocket, hence the Santa looking belly. Fun Annual event. Next year I plan to run the loops a couple times, 2.6ish miles gets over way to fast then we stand in the COLD waiting for the Raffle, may as well be enjoying the view...

So the CHALLENGE continues 21 days strong!!! I have not been putting up major mileage, but I am proud to have run every day this month.. I truly encourage anyone who is struggling to get back to a routine to go for a CHALLENGE.. 1 mile per day, it is amazing what it can do..

I thought it would be fun for some interaction so I put together a little survey.. Should take you no more than 3 minutes to answer...

WHAT KIND OF CHRISTMAS ARE YOU?

1. Who is your Favorite Fictional holiday character?

A- Santa
B- Rudolf
C- Frosty

2. How is your house decorated?

A- Brightest on the Block
B- A few lights to sparkle the night
C- Too busy to decorate

3. What is on the table?

A- Ham
B- Turkey
C- Fill in the Blank

4. On the top of your tree is..

A- Angel
B- Star
C- Fill in the Blank

5. Under the tree is..

A- Piles and piles of gifts for miles.
B- A few special and thoughtful gifts.
C- Fill in the Blank

6. For Christmas I like to..

A- Be surprised
B- Pick out my gifts, so I know what I am getting
C- Fill in the Blank

7. This year I asked for...

A- Running Stuff
B- Gift Cards
C- Fill in the Blank

8. I am dreaming of a _____ Christmas

A- White
B- Sunny
C- Fill in the Blank

9. I celebrate on..

A- Christmas Eve
B- Christmas
C- Fill in the Blank

10. This year I will travel by ___ for the holidays.

A- Plane
B-Car
C- Train
D- No travel for me...

If you humor me with this little quiz you will be entered to win 3 tubes of NUUN... so JOIN in..

34 comments:

Melissa said...

I'll play along!

Rudolph
A few lights
Feast of the Seven Fishes (Eve)/Italian (day of)
vintage blown glass topper
somewhere in between
influence but be surprised as well
a little of this and a little of that
White (but no chance I'll get that here in the south)
Both
Car

Michelle said...

Haven't tried NUUN yet, so this seems like a good opportunity!

Favorite character is Frosty! (with Santa, a close 2nd)

Outside, we have a few lights to sparkle the night, but inside, we are bursting at the seems with snowmen, Santas, moose and a HUGE village.

There is a little bit of everything on the table this year because we are going to have a FULL house.

On top of our tree is a huge star.

Under the tree are a few thoughtful and special gifts.

For Christmas I like to be surprised, but love the surprise on other's faces more!

This year I threatened my husband if he got me anything! :) We just got back from Disney World and we have Boston in April. Those are two HUGE gifts that I don't take for granted!

I'm dreaming of a white AND sunny Christmas! It's possible.

We celebrate on Christmas. No if, ands or buts.

No travel for me at Christmas. They all come to our house!

Fun game! Thanks for hosting!

Elizabeth said...

Ooo. I met my running partner for a run last night around a neighborhood to look at all the lights. It was a lot of fun! Glad you had a great time. Congrats on going strong with your challenge!

1.) Rudolf
2.) My apartment doesn't allow us to decorate outside. Boo! :(
3.) My mom is French, so cheese... lots and lots of cheese.
4.) Feathers. We call it the chief tree.
5.) A few special, thoughtful gifts.
6.) I like surprises.
7.) Running stuff.
8.) delicious
9.) Christmas
10.) Car

megan.vining said...

1. Who is your Favorite Fictional holiday character?

A- Santa

2. How is your house decorated?

A- Brightest on the Block

3. What is on the table?
C- Both!!

4. On the top of your tree is..
C- Snowman tree topper

5. Under the tree is..

A- Piles and piles of gifts for miles for lots of family!
.
6. For Christmas I like to..

A- Be surprised

7. This year I asked for...

A- Running Stuff

8. I am dreaming of a _____ Christmas

A- White

9. I celebrate on..
C- both with immediate fmaily, in-laws, and 2 sets of great-grandparents(so fortunate to be able to celebrate with them still-both at 93 years young!)

10. This year I will travel by ___ for the holidays.

B-Car
thank you for hosting!

DEM said...

fun little quiz!

frosty
a few lights to sparkle the night
turkey & ham
Star
piles and piles for miles
be surprised
all of the above and a new bumper
sunny
Both Christmas and Christmas Eve - and then again with my Dad's side
car

Kelly said...

1. Who is your Favorite Fictional holiday character?
B- Rudolf

2. How is your house decorated?
B- A few lights to sparkle the night

3. What is on the table?
B- Turkey

4. On the top of your tree is..
B- Star

5. Under the tree is..
B- A few special and thoughtful gifts.

6. For Christmas I like to..
A- Be surprised!!

7. This year I asked for...
C- Both, running stuff & gift cards!

8. I am dreaming of a _____ Christmas
A- White


9. I celebrate on..
C- Both days, all day!

10. This year I will travel by ___ for the holidays.
B-Car (about 30 minutes)

Cynthia said...

Love this!

1. C - Frosty
2. B - Well outside isn't decorated much but the inside has lots of decoratons
3. C- All of the above
4. B - Star
5. C - lots of gifts for my son cause and a few for ourselves.
6. C - A little both, be suprised but also pick out a few things that I know I want
7. C - nothing really, I prefer to buy things for other people. Weird I know. But if anything it's mostly running stuff
8. A - white christmas, first year I have season passes to go skiing and there is no snow :(
9. B - Christmas
10. D - no travel for me

bobbi said...

1. Rudolf
2. B - nothing outside, but inside is sparkling :)
3. Lasagna
4. Star
5. Nothing currently, but come Christmas Eve it'll be full (4 kids worth)
6. I like surprises!
7. I didn't ask for anything - we're pretty strapped for cash, so all $ was spent on the kids
8. white, but it isn't going to happen :(
9. eve is for extended family and day is for just us
10. car for eve, spending day in my jammies

Merry Christmas!!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Okay, I'm in.
Frosty
White lights only on the house.
Ham
A crooked star
Piles of presents, S is a spender/giver.
I like to pick out my gifts and sometimes will buy them and wrap them for myself.
Running stuff and clothes.
A sunny, dry Christmas.
Celebrate on Christmas morning.
No travel, we'll just be home.

Merry Christmas, Mel!

~K~ said...

1. C
2. B
3. C (hamburger!;-)
4. B
5. B
6. B
7. A
8. B
9. B
10. D
runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Rena said...

Your fun run sounds like a lot of fun.

1. Rudolf
2. Few lights
3. Korean food
4. Nothing.
5. A few special gifts
6. Be surprised
7. Didn't ask for anything
8. White Christmas (Not gonna happen. I'm in Cali)
9. Already celebrated last weekend (My cousins were only in town for that weekend)
10. Plane

abbi said...

I'll play along!

1. Rudolph
2. Too busy to decorate
3. Turkey (when going to my husband's family which is where we'll be this year).
4. Star
5. Nothing! My husband's side of the family does traditional gift exchange but he handles all that. My side of the family does not exchange gifts and donate to a local charity in lieu of getting gifts.
6. Doesn't matter!
7. Nothing, see #5 above!
8. Sunny
9. Both
10. Car

Michelle said...

1. Who is your Favorite Fictional holiday character?


C- Frosty

2. How is your house decorated?

A- Brightest on the Block


3. What is on the table?


C- Italian Christmas. Manicotti, lasagna, tiramisu etc :)

4. On the top of your tree is..


B- Star


5. Under the tree is..

A- Piles and piles of gifts for miles.


6. For Christmas I like to..


B- Pick out my gifts, so I know what I am getting


7. This year I asked for...

A- Running Stuff


8. I am dreaming of a _____ Christmas

A- White


9. I celebrate on..


C- Both this year!

10. This year I will travel by ___ for the holidays.

D- No travel for me...

Marlene said...

Glad you had fun last night!!! And thank you for giving me something fun to do to pass a few BORING minutes at work today. Here goes.


1. Who is your Favorite Fictional holiday character? FROSTY


2. How is your house decorated? A FEW LIGHTS TO SPARKLE

3. What is on the table? TURKEY

4. On the top of your tree is.. A SANTA HAT

5. Under the tree is.. A FEW THOUGHTFUL GIFTS

6. For Christmas I like to.. SURPRISE ME!

7. This year I asked for.. SURPRISES. :)

8. I am dreaming of a _____ Christmas.. WHITE but it does not look good :(

9. I celebrate on.. CHRISTMAS DAY. AND CHRISTMAS EVE. AND BOXING DAY. :)

10. This year I will travel by ___ for the holidays. NO TRAVEL

pensive said...

1. B.Rudolph and the Misfit Toys!
2. B.Lights on the banisters and vintage Noel candles
3. C.Prime Rib
4. C.Rosemary (it's a topiary!)
5. B.Bits and pieces
6. C.We buy each other trips. I got mine in November. : )
7. A.Running gear from the Moms
8. C.Pain-Free
9. C.All of the Above
10. Is "by foot" an option? LOL

This was fun, thanks! I practically live on nuun, so winning this would be RAD!

Merry Christmas!

S Club Mama said...

1) A - Santa, I love what he represents
2) B - but our lights are inside
3) A&B - my family goes all out
4) C - nothing, we have really small trees
5) C - nothing yet!
6) A or B - I don't mind getting what I ask for but I appreciate thoughtful surprises. I do not like last-minute, no thought gifts.
7) A - running bottoms
8) C - good roads
9) A & B - we get together for chili Christmas Eve & gifts & lunch on Christmas Day
10) B - boo long car ride :(

Merry Christmas, Mel!

Jess said...

Santa
A few lights to sparkle the night
A Roast
Star
A few special and thoughtful gift
Be surprised
A teapot
White
Christmas
No travel for me, I'm hosting this year!

Run with Jess said...

1. C- Frosty
2. A- Brightest on the Block
3. A- Ham
4. C- Nothing... opps, never finished it.
5. C- Nothing... don't put gifts out until Xmas Eve. Otherwise the little ones keeps trying to open them!
6. A- Be surprised
7. A- Running Stuff
8. B- Sunny
9. C- every flippin day this week...
10. B - long car rides

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Your run together sounds wonderful! Best way to see the lights.

1) A - What?? Santa is fictional???
2) A few lights
3) Bb -Turkey
4) A - Kid-made angel
5) A - too many gifts!
6) C - Give (I do not like to get gifts)
7) C - anything compression
8) C - Running Christmas (I want to get my family to start a active tradition!
9) C - both
10) B - Car

Great little quiz. Cool to see how the answers fall!

Jamie said...

I'll play!

1. B - Rudolf
2. C - Too busy to decorate (although we put a few things up, we just don't do lights on the house)
3. B - Turkey
4. B - Star
5. C - Nothing right now since we have cats! The presents will go out soon and then it will be more like B.
6. C - A combination of both surprise and picking out my gifts.
7. A - Running Stuff (plus some other random things)
8. A - White (but it won't happen)
9. C - Both, Christmas Eve is the big dinner and Christmas we open presents!
10. D - No travel for me!!

Alisen said...

1. Santa....he hands out the presents ;)
2. Too busy traveling every weekend of December so we enjoy everyone else's
3. Both!
4. A pretty oversized bow
5. Something special for all rather than big piles
6. Surprise me!
7. It is the first year I basically asked for all running stuff!
8. Dreaming of a white but since I live in Texas it will never happen.
9. Both; eve at my parent's and Christmas day at the in laws!
10. Car.....unfortunate thing with a 15 month old!

Have a very merry Christmas yourself!

Becca said...

1 - Frosty
2 - Few lights to sparkle the night
3 - Ham
4 - Angel
5 - Few special gifts
6 - Be surprised, definitely!
7 - kitchen stuff
8 - white (but that's not going to happen in Western PA!)
9 - The entire weekend, lots of family to see!
10 - traveled by plane last weekend

susette said...

I've been a blog stalker for awhile but don't think I've ever commented. I love the December challenge that you are doing. I think that would be a good thing for me to try in January.

Frosty
A Few Lights to sparkle the night
Ham
Big Red Bow on top of tree
A few special and thoughtful gifts
I like to be surprised
I asked for running stuff
I am dreaming of a white christmas
I celebrate on Christmas
No travel for me

Not sure what NUUN is so you don't have to enter me in the drawing. It was just fun to fill out your Christmas questions.

Merry Christmas!!

runningforthree said...

I'm bummed to say that I did not complete the December challenge. After my 5K, I had this week where I didn't want to do anything. But I'm back to running and I will finish out the month. That's what matters right?

Quiz Answers:
1. D. Elf on the Shelf.
Ok lets go with A.

2. C
3. A
4. B
5. B
6. A
7. C-I really wanted my iphone!
8. A
9. B
10.D

5 Miles Past Empty said...

DANG! When you texted me about the lights I didn't know it was a RACE!!! Shoot, I would have cheered you on!!! =/

1. Santa----DUH!
2. Too busy to decorate the outside....tree and trimmings on the inside .
3. At home in OK we always did Mexican dinner for Christmas. Totally random.
4. STAR
5.Piles and Piles and Piles of gifts.
6. Be surprised.
7. Kindle Touch 3G and Wi-Fi
8. Sunny, beachy, sandy, skinny, tanny Christmas
9. Hanukkah AND Christmas morning-lucky me! =)
10. foot through my neighborhood

FUN!!!!

christa said...

Frosty
A few lights to sparkle the night
Brunch on the table
Star on top of tree
under a few special and thoughtful gifts
I like to be surprised
I asked for new running shoes and an iphone
dreaming of a peaceful christmas, some snow would help too
celebrate on christmas eve and christmas day
travel no more than an hour by car

Lisa said...

1) Frosty
2) Too busy to decorate
3) a variety of dishes
4) none - no tree
5) nothing
6) do nothing special
7) nothing
8) white
9) Christmas with a family dinner
10) no travel

I'm really not a grinch. It's just that I don't do the whole gift thing. I enjoy the holiday season more as an onlooker.

Miriam said...

1. B Rudolf
2. C Too busy to decorate
3. C My MIL says prime rib
4. C Too busy for a tree but our little fake tree doesn't have a topper
5. B A few special and thoughtful gifts
6. A Be Surprised
7. A Running Stuff
8. A White
9. C Christmas day with hubby's family and sometime in Jan when I can make it home to see my family
10. B Car

carrie said...

1. Rudolf
2. C-too busy
3. C- Steak, baked pots, brusselsprouts, Cabernet
4. B-Star
5. C- Santa delivers 3 presents per child 'cause if it's good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for you!
6. A + C. I like to be surprised but since adult presents are not in the budget, I don't get any. Hubs and I decided to stop buying until we dump all of our debt. We are 61% done!
7. A + C. I dream of a Garmin Forerunner 405 but I know that I am not getting anything--see above.
8. C- Cold. Here in the ATL, we're 60+ degrees with humidity. I'd like it to cool down a tad.
9. B- Christmas morning! Santa is alive and well in our house thanks to our 5 & 7 year old boys!
10. D-staying home with my three favorite guys!

Corrina Beana said...

Rudolph
Too busy to decorate outside
TAMALES!!
Star
The gifts my daughter got from her school store...none of mine are wrapped yet
I like to be surprised with stuff from my list! lol
This year I asked for gift cards
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, but the reality in San Diego is sun
We will celebrate with dh's family on Christmas Eve and my family on Christmas Day
No travel for us!

Marti Messner Family said...

Frosty but really like them all.
A few lights at places I can reach.
Side dishes. I don't really like meat.
Angel.
Few thoughtful gifts
Both A and B
I asked for a bunch of little things
White! and dreaming it is!
Christmas morning
Car

* On a side note, my family started a challenge halfway through the month to run a mile a day and it has been great. So far we all have made it 5 days and everyone is feeling stronger.

lovetoread600 said...

1)Since I can't vote for George Bailey from "Its a Wonderful Life" then I will have to vote for Santa
2)Lots of Christmas stuff because the kids love it but secretly I am counting the days until I can put it all away.
3)Prime Rib
4)Star
5)Piles and piles of gifts!
6)Both pick out my gifts and be surprised (why can't my husband read my mind??)
7)Massage gift certificates
8)White! I live in Colorado and we just got 10" of snow!!
9)Christmas
10)No travel for us. My daughter's birthday is the 20th and we stopped all Christmas travel when she was born. It makes it too crazy.

Love your blog!! I'm a tall mom too!

pingwana9 said...

1) Frosty
2) A few lights
3) Turkey
4) Angel
5) Piles of gifts
6) Running stuff
7) White Christmas
8) Christmas Day & Boxing Day
9) Car

SF Road Warrior said...

1. Who is your Favorite Fictional holiday character?

Hmmmm...I have to say I have never been fond of these guys. Frosty in a pinch, I guess.

2. How is your house decorated?

Too busy to decorate. Not that we own any decorations anyway...

3. What is on the table?

This year, goose!

4. On the top of your tree is..

Alas, we don't do a tree.

5. Under the tree is..

(see above)

6. For Christmas I like to..

I don't like to be totally surprised by gifts; I like to give some input, THEN be surprised!

7. This year I asked for...

Definitely asked for some running stuff. ;)

8. I am dreaming of a _____ Christmas

No preference really

9. I celebrate on..

Both Christmas Eve & Day!

10. This year I will travel by ___ for the holidays.

Plane, train, AND automobile!

Merry Christmas Mel! :)