Sunday, November 29, 2009

Marriage Monday

This month's Marriage Monday Theme is "He Speaks: A Revealing Interview With My Husband." So here goes:

Q. What is your favorite holiday and why?
A. Christmas. I've always liked Christmas, it's always been a special holiday with lots of family time. My favorite quote happens to be about Christmas, "One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day, don't clean it up too quickly." Andy Rooney

Q. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
A. I don't know, I've had so many of them. Most recently, I really enjoyed going shopping on Black Friday with our daughter (note - they got up at 3:30 a.m. to go to Wal-mart). But growing up, I loved our special Christmas eve tradition of visiting with my Aunt Delores and my grandmother over pizza.

Q. What would your ideal Christmas look like?
A. I would love to have an old fashioned Christmas, kind of like the meals and parlor games they had in A Christmas Carol, or a special family Christmas at a cabin in the woods. Snow would be optional, but family and fun would be the most important.

Q. I know you enjoy shopping for gifts, who do you most enjoy buying for and why?
A. The kids, because I get to play with some of the stuff they get. Just kidding. I have so much fun watching them open their gifts on Christmas morning.

Q. What are your favorite ways to keep the true meaning of Christmas at the center of the season?
A. We have always made sure that the kids have known that Christ's birth is the real reason we celebrate Christmas. In addition to participating in our church's Christmas activities, we light Advent candles, our Nativity set is the center piece of our decorating and I love reading the Christmas story from the book of Luke every Christmas eve.

Q. So, what are you going to get me for Christmas? I know the Black Friday shopping trip was supposed to be a covert operation, were you shopping for me?
A. Nice try.

For anyone who does not know my husband, let me fill you all in. My husband is Mr. Christmas. He starts listening to Christmas music on November 1 and is plotting how to decorate the house months ahead of time. Tree hunting is serious business, we spend a lot of time hiking around the tree farm looking for the perfect Christmas tree - and it has to be big! He has amassed quite a collection of nutcrackers, too. Christmas with him is an adventure!


MiPa said...

Fun interview! Thanks for sharing.

Heather of S-A-M said...

YOu my dear.... have an exception to the rule! He gets 2 brownie points for wanting to decorate and for taking more than 30secs to pick out a tree! :o)

Great interview!

tonya said...

Going shopping on Black Friday that early! Wow! Huge brownie points!

Great interview. :)
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Wife of Rob said...

Well let me just tell you about your husband and loving Christmas and loving to start they say here down South, "he's good people". That's my kinda folks! I've been playing Christmas music since the week before Thanksgiving! Loved his interview!

Have wonderful Christmas!!!


Denise said...

I enjoyed this interview.

e-Mom said...

Isn't that really something! Your husband loves the mess on Christmas morning... and the tree and decorations. AND he likes to shop. He must be a visual guy. I can totally identify!

He sounds like e-Dad with his desire for a cabin in the woods. Neat!

Now I MUST go put on the Christmas music...

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, April. :~D

Constance said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I didn't realize your husband is a nutcracker collector because I am too! They multiply (or so it seems) while they are in storage! The most fun one that I have that the grandkids can't resist, is one that plays music and "marches". They need fresh batteries this year from being handled so much!

What a brave man, 3:30 AM! It's probably time spent with your daughter that he'll remember long after the gifts have been handed out.

Have a blessed Christmas, rejoice in the KING!

Tami Boesiger said...

Love your attempt to find out your gift. This was fun.