So Miss S tagged me in that little game that is going on- and for some reason I loved it. Usually I hate awards, but this little game got me all excited because I was thinking about how I would answer each question while reading her answers...and then I found out at the bottom that I was tagged! Hip hop hoorayyy!! Hooooeeee! Heyyyy...
Anyway, here are the questions:
1) What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?
Umm....what is NOT my favorite thing about the holiday season- especially Christmas? I think my favorite thing first and foremost would have to be the lights. I looooove Christmas lights- all sparkly and lighting up the night. I especially love them outside- in the cold- in the snow. When you can bundle up and see your breath but be warm with people that you love- looking at them on houses and in trees (I love it when they're all one color- like all white, or all red or blue...). I love taking drives to see big houses that are professionally done. I love when my dad hangs them on my parents house. I love having a Christmas tree in the living room and it's the only thing that is lit up in the dark. 2ndly I would have to say the music. I love Christmas songs. I love love love singing Christmas songs or listening to them. I love when my mom lights a fire in the fireplace and turns on some Christmas tunes...her house is so peaceful and smells liked baked goods and it's just so wonderful. I also love that it's my birthday on Christmas Eve. I don't know why- but in the midst of all of the celebration- those closest to me remember to tell me happy birthday and I love it. My mother has always taken the time to make it a special occasion. I will always love and cherish the things she did for me on my birthday- when everyone else was running around buying last minute Christmas presents- she would be baking a cake and bringing it to me on a special plate that says "It's your Birthday! Time to Celebrate!" She has always gone above and beyond to make that day about me and I love her so much for it. My birthday will never be the same without her- but because it's on Christmas Eve, I've always been able to share it with my family and that has been priceless.
2) What is your top 5 favorite artists of all time?
What? Wow...um...crap. This might take a moment. (Not in this order- that is too hard and I can't think quickly because there are too many) I have always loved John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond. Alicia Keyes. Elton John. The Beatles; Sade; Brian McKnight. Josh Groban. Kenny Chesney (I'm from Oklahoma- don't hate!) Faith Hill, Reba, GARTH!!!!! always and forever. This could go on all night, I will stop there.
3) Who are the inspirations in your life?
My mom- first and foremost. She is the most kind woman- so friendly and humble. And faithful; She is such a good example to me of what a good friend is. She gives everything away to help others. She is not materialistic and she has the best heart of anyone I know. My sister next. She is so patient. She never raises her voice or loses her temper- I don't understand how she does it. She is a little sassy but so classy and timeless and just...pure. I love her. She is tenderhearted and sweet and just the epitome of what a classy woman is these days to me. Feminine. Beautiful. She isn't loud; she doesn't need to be. But she's strong and loyal...My father; my grandfather and grandmother too. They were so social and fun. Loud, but the life of the party and good people. I love them and miss them.
4) What is the one thing you wish you would've known when you were younger?
Ah...do you really want me to get on this soapbox? I wish I would've had more confidence in myself. I wish I would've stood up for the things I believed in. I wish I would've realized back then that I am a beautiful person- and I am unique- and I am loved and would be missed if I were gone. Confidence- for sure.
5) Who are you tagging next?
Drazil (of course)
Deb- Deb will be Free (I had to- I know you love these things)
Yay!!! I hope you guys don't hate that I tagged you! I can't wait to read what you have to say- xoxoxoxo-