Monday, December 8, 2008

Grilling Goodness With Tina And Friends~ 9


It's that time again...Time for some more "Grilling Goodness." If you would like to join in all of the fun, just click here. Tina would love to have you all participate!

Now, on to the grilling.....

1. Do you send out Christmas cards? Have you done it yet?

I used to send out Christmas cards every year, but I have not done it in the last couple of years. And this year I'm not sending them out either (hanging my head in shame). Here is the last Christmas card that I sent to family and friends a few years ago.

God willing, I will send some Christmas cheer to all of my family and friends next year.

2. When you cook chicken, do you cook a whole chicken?

I will be honest and tell you all that I am a boneless, skinless chicken kind of girl. That being said, I have cooked chicken with skin and bones still attached, but I disliked every minute of it.

There is an episode of "Little House on the Prairie" (which I love) where Pa brings Ma a turkey home for Christmas, and she is SO excited at the sight of it.

While watching that episode for the fortieth time, I looked at Shannon and said (in my most serious of voices), "Do not be confused. I would never be excited if you brought me home a bird (with its head and feathers still attached) to eat for Christmas dinner."

I'm just saying is all.

3. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

I love all kinds of different Christmas movies, so picking just one is entirely too much pressure. That being said, I will share with you four Christmas movies that I LOVE! And these are in no particular order, mind you.

I love Nancy McKeon in Lifetime's "Comfort and Joy." I just watched it last week. It is lovely.

This next movie is one you may remember if you are old like me. It is called "The House Without A Christmas Tree." My boys and I love this movie so much. It was based on a book by Gail Rock with the same name. It is about a girl named Addie and her family at Christmas. (Gail Rock wrote four books about Addie, and we loved all of them. Addie is one of our all time favorite fictional characters.) It doesn't come on television any more, but my mom ordered it for us one year for Christmas on VHS.

Of course, no Christmas would be complete without Charlie Brown, amen? ;)

This last movie is another one that Shannon and my boys also love to watch. It is called "Surviving Christmas." It stars Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, and James Gandolfini. It is SO funny! It makes us all laugh out loud!:)

4. How often do you go to the grocery store?

When I am not busy having back surgery, recovering from back surgery, dealing with nerve damage, and limping, I go to the grocery store at least once every week. But when I can't go, my sweet hubby goes by himself. Every. Single. Week. Thank you, Shannon. And you are very welcome, Walton family. ;)

5. Do you play games online?

Um, no!

6. Do you make your bed everyday?

Of course, doesn't everybody? Besides, Allie doesn't like to lie down on an unmade bed. ;)

7. What is one of your favorite websites? (Hopefully this is understood, but please share only the G rated sites! lol)

I would have to say that my new favorite website is, mainly because they let me win their Fantastic Fall Giveaway.

Speaking of which, Friday Daniel got the mail, and he came in carrying this BIG box.

I opened up the box and saw this sweet message.

Here is what I won.....

These three movies......

All of these Christian music CDs......

And last but not least, all of these books.......

I have never won so many items in my life!
Thanks,, for picking me, and thanks, Mari, for letting me know about the contest!

8. What gives you the most laughter in life?

My hubby and our sweet boys.....



The Pink Potpourri said...

i greatly enjoyed reading your post!!! good answers. i LOVE the charlie brown christmas! i have a collection...the great pumpkin, thanksgiving and christmas :)

My Goodness said...

Ah, that's a fantastic card...from years ago, that no one will ever receive again. :)

Hmmm...I wonder. Is that something I should tell Donald SPECIFICALLY that he shouldn't bring home?? haha

Wow...I have 3 new Christmas movies to watch!

Sweet Shannon...what a good man!

Man you got a lot of goodies! Very cool! :)

As long as I can keep the randomness flowing, there will be a GG!!

I'm so glad you love it and play along each week!!!

Gina said...

A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my favorites too. Snoopy just cracks me and my kids up!! I am with you on not wanting to clean & cook a bird with feathers. Yuck!! If I had to do that I would probably be a vegetarian. :) Have a great day!

Gina said...

That's a good one! I love the pictures of my boys!! The "Thinker" and "The Clown!"

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Cute card. I love how it says have a "holly" day.

I'm with ya on the bird thing.

Is Comfort and Joy the one where Nancy dreams she has amnesia and goes through her life, then wakes realizing she has the life she wants with her hubby and kids? I like that one too.

I've not seen "Surviving Christmas" but sounds like I need to rent it.

I use to make my bed faithfully but don't unless company is coming and would possibly venture upstairs. Did you know that my mom said it's best not to make the bed? Of course, you didn't know my mom said that. Anyway, the reason is the covers made keeps the dust mite trapped inside.

You better get busy, reading those books.

Liz said...

Whoa. I'm stumped by how fantastic that giveaway was! You are so lucky, but if anyone deserved to win it's you!

Weeksie50 said...

My head has been itching all morning.. ugh.

Wow! What a great win!!

I love the Loves Enduring Promise series.. You will love them too.. that is not the first one though..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I always look forward to these posts!! Your last Christmas card was great.....they are a lot of work....this year I almost gave up:)

Charlie Brown Christmas is a must see in our house....So is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation:)

Have a great week!


Mia said...

Oooh we just watched Comfort & Joy the other night..I bet we were watching it at the same times miles away!! Love me some Charlie Brown too, and Surviving Christmas is a riot!
Oh its so hard to catch up with everyone when I am leeching off the library internet!!
You are in my prayers lady!

Kellan said...

What great answers and pictures. Congrats on that giveaway - WOW!!! I would not be happy with a chicken either - tee hee - that was funny!

Have a good evening - Kellan

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of the boys!!!

Smiling Shelly said...

Mmmm, now that was some good GG. I'm stuffed ;)

1. What a cute Christmas card of you and the boys...but where's Allie??

2. LOL! Thanks for sharing ;)

3. Looks like I've got three new movies to check out :D

4. Could I interest you in purchasing some...or maybe you could come over and help me move some big and heavy furniture. ;)

6. Is Allie looking at the TV with your name written in the dust that you tried to pass off as mine?? LOL!

7. WOW!! Look at all that STUFF!!! Now you will have something to do while sitting around on bed rest - with good hair ;)

8. What??? Not me??? :(
J/K - I love that picture of the boys.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Too weird...our minds must be running down the same tracks these days. I watched the "Little House" episode yesterday. Found the "house without a Christmas tree" in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart for $5. I think about it every year, but have never been able to find it. Good fortune for me.

Also, my favorite Hallmark movie is the Christmas Card that was on last night.

Funny how we sometimes think alike.


Laura said...

Oh my goodness. I have to find that movie now. If you and Elaine both like it, I know I will love love love it! Poor little me, growing up not celebrating Christmas, was banned from all these things and am still catching up! I didn't see It's a Wonderful Life until my first year of marriage. Shouldn't that be against the law?

You always make me smile, Amy!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

As always, I so enjoyed reading this post! I too am a boneless, skinless kinda girl:) and it's been years since I sent out any Christmas cards.

much2ponder said...

Very nice the pictures. That Christmas card pic is great...I sure the boys may look different due to growth, but you and Shannon look the same. Nice shot anyway;) Still praying for your complete healing. You are in my prayers today.

Dianne said...

Sigh, you deserve it dahlink, you are so sweet and so good to all of us.

I have missed you friend, I will hopefully get better at stalking you now that I have settled some.

And watch that post box of yours, you;ll be getting a parcel from lovely england anytime now...

Pleasant Drive said...

that was quite a giveaway!