Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Happy Hump Day!

I don't know about you guys but this week is C-R-A-W-L-I-N-G by. Especially when I have the entire week off next week, OMGCANTWAIT! Sunday after the Texans BTHO whoever they are playing (I'm such a good employee) Trevor and I will be heading down to big metropolis of Bridge City, Texas. Don't get me wrong, I love living in Houston but it will be nice to get a break from the big city. We will be home the ENTIRE week before Christmas and I couldn't be more excited to see all my family and friends back home. It seems every time I have been home recently its been on a weekend and that means a day and a half to rush around and try and make time for everyone, so it will be nice to have the entire week. That and the fact that it's CHRISTMAS!!! My absolute favorite time of the year! Every Christmas eve, my Dad's side of the family all get together at my Aunt and Uncle's house for some good food, quality time with family, presents and of course the always classic home videos including one of me opening a present and thinking all I got was a "fluff" (you know the stuff inside jewelry boxes) and actually saying "thank you" for it. There is another one of me, my cousin Ashley, and our grandmother all jumping on a trampoline. My grandmother looks like a cross between Richard Simmons and donkey Kong the way she is jumping in her matching purple sweat suit, and I being a good 10 pounds lighter than my cousin at the time can't get my footing for the life of me. Ahh good times. Christmas day we spend with my mom and amazing grandparents and it's usually a repeat of the night before minus the embarrassing home videos. I seriously cannot wait.

It's been a busy couple of weeks with a Thanksgiving trip to Dallas, Texan football games, and the 3rd annual Surber Christmas party. I will do a blog update in pictures once I upload them. I am a little behind with uploading pictures. (Still haven't even uploaded Halloween, YIKES!) Promise, pics coming very soon.

With Christmas Eve/Christmas fast approaching (10 days and counting) I decided to do a little Christmas survey that I found online. Hopefully it brings you some Holiday Cheer! Enjoy! (And feel free to steal)

What’s the best gift you have ever received?
This is a tough question for me because I have (being an only child and all) always had AWESOME Christmases when it comes to gifts. But so far there are two Christmas gifts that stick out to me. One was a pair of diamond studded earrings that my grandfather bought me. It's not so much that they're diamonds (doesn't hurt) but that they are from my grandfather and grandmother who I love so much. I did wear them every day from the moment I got them, until  the back of one fused together with the stem and we actually had to cut it out of my ear. Yes it was as horrible as it sounds, BUT good news is they are currently being remounted and I will get them back good as new next week when I am home. :)
The second Christmas gift was a necklace I got two Christmases ago from Trevor. Again not just for the fact that it was diamonds but the message it represented. In the card I opened before the actual present, Trevor had written down 7 things that each diamond on the necklace stood for. It was carefully thought out and it was so special to me. I also wear this piece of jewelry every day :)

What is your favorite Christmas movie moment?
Home Alone, The Grinch, and The Holiday are my favorite Christmas movies. I have favorite moments in them all. I could watch all of these movies 100 times during Chrismtas. (The Holiday, anytime of the year really)

When do you open gifts?
Christmas Eve and also Christmas morning

Do you believe in Santa?
I think there is a little bit of Santa Claus in all of us. I saw this link on the always wonderful and thought it was a great way to explain Santa. :)

What is your happiest Christmas memory?
Last year's Christmas was nearly perfect. During my parents’ divorce, a lot of Christmas' had their ups and major downs, and as always with a divorce that goes bad, it took some time to heal. Last year (and really the year before) things started to feel perfect arguing, no one parent hurt because I was with the other one, no one sick, and bonus, I had an outstanding date that I was held over heels in love with (and still am). Doesn't get much better than that.

What famous person would you most like to encounter under the mistletoe?
No one famous, I'm perfectly fine with Trevor Davis. :)

Do you prefer wrapping presents or just putting them in bags?
I love wrapping presents, like wish I could do that as my job during Christmas I love it so much. If you use bags, you’re just lazy! Unless it's one of those incredibly difficult and oddly shaped presents that are impossible to wrap, I never use bags. I will also most likely try and wrap it anyways. :)

When it comes to decorations, are you a Griswald or a Grinch?
Griswald most definitely! Nothing fancy but it gets me in the spirit. I have my tree, Christmas wreath, lights in the study window, some more hung on the mirror behind the couch and also some more in my bedroom window.
My apartment this Christmas. :)
My purple, white, and silver Christmas tree. (the lights are blueish)

What is your favorite version of a Christmas song?
Okay so I love all Christmas music (Trevor was a little less than pleased when I started playing it the day after Thanksgiving) so I really cannot chose a favorite version of a specific song. Don't make fun now, but the Hanson's actually have an amazing Christmas album, SERIOUSLY, it's so good. I highly recommend you check it out if you want the classics with a little modern touch.
Some of my other Christmas favorites are:
1. Oh Come Al Ye Faithful
2. Santa Baby
3. Rocking around the Christmas tree
4. Baby it's Cold Outside
5. Carol of the Bells
6. Mr. Grinch

Have you had any traumatic Christmas-related experiences?
So funny story, I was dating a guy in junior high named Kelly Stanley (didn't last, we were better as friends, still are actually) Anyways he came over to my house to help put up the Christmas tree. Of course the 13 year old me was so smitten with having my boyfriend at the house that I did not pay too much attention the actual decorating. So tree is done, looks great, Kelly goes home and life goes on. A couple of days later we come home to the Christmas tree on the ground...did I mention it is real so pine needles are everywhere? My Dad was less than pleased but got over it. Fast forward about a week later, Dad is at the computer balancing the checkbook AKA stay the hell away from him because he is in a terrible mood, and I have briefly came out of my room to get something to drink. As I walk by the tree falls AGAIN! Needless to say my Dad was definitely not pleased this time and proceeded to go on a rant about if I am dating a guy that can't decorate a tree correctly I need a new boyfriend. VERY traumatic at the time...a good story to tell now. Side note: It actually fell over a third time but just my mom and me where home so we cleaned up the mess and no one ever knew. :)

What would be an age appropriate gag gift for most of your friends?
Something inappropriate. That is all I have to say about that.

Would you rather be a partridge in a pear tree or a lord a-leaping and why?
I am going to go with Lord-a-Leaping because I like to consider myself loyalty(coughMarinaSurberCough) and I enjoy dancing. :)

Happy Hump Day Dolls!

P.S.- I don't know if you guys have ever heard of "Revenge" but it's a new show on ABC and it is AWESOME. Trevor and I look forward to "Workout, Revenge and Wine Wednesdays" every week. I highly recommend you check it out. Plus Modern Family comes on before, another awesome show.



  1. I am in love with your purple tree - so fab! :)

  2. Thank you Kelli! :)I hope you are staying warm up there in NYC!