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Forum: Christmas Food 10-23-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Sunshine73
My favorite EVER cookies have been a fairly...

My favorite EVER cookies have been a fairly recent discovery for me.

First I found a recipe for an amazing ginger cookie that isn't a 'snap' but is instead soft and chewy. My husband, who is a...
Forum: Christmas Food 10-23-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By Sunshine73
Our Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners change...

Our Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners change very little from year to year.

Thanksgiving -
cheese balls and crackers for apps/pre-dinner snacking

Turkey
mashed potatoes
gravy
stuffing...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-23-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Sunshine73
Ours are changing but not quite as brilliantly or...

Ours are changing but not quite as brilliantly or as quickly as usual. I'm not sure why that is but it's kinda sad to see the hard frosts coming and killing things off before they're truly getting a...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 07-29-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By Sunshine73
Sage, definitely sage. My childhood Christmas...

Sage, definitely sage. My childhood Christmas mornings always began with my grandmother making stuffing with sage and onion.
Forum: Traditions & Memories 07-29-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,753
Posted By Sunshine73
Christmas Eve is the BEST! When I was a wee...

Christmas Eve is the BEST!

When I was a wee Sunshine our Christmas Eve traditions involved going to my grandmother's house (we would spend the night) where we would indulge in all kinds of...
Forum: Christmas Together 07-29-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Sunshine73
For me it's because Christmas is the one time of...

For me it's because Christmas is the one time of the year when it seems the spirit of the whole world strives to be what it was meant to be all along. Kind, thoughtful, generous, charitable,...
Forum: Christmas Together 07-29-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,465
Posted By Sunshine73
I haven't seen any signs of Christmas yet - I...

I haven't seen any signs of Christmas yet - I mean, beyond MMC of course. ;) But they're sure to pop up soon!!
Forum: Christmas Together 07-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Sunshine73
Well - just today I messaged the family to nail...

Well - just today I messaged the family to nail down details of the time and place for our Christmas celebration. Since our family has grown so large and our homes have not it's become nearly...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-29-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,698
Posted By Sunshine73
My husband knows my love for all things Christmas...

My husband knows my love for all things Christmas so my coming here just seemed a pretty normal thing to him.

As for everyone else? Well, it's never really come up but I'm sure they'd think me...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-29-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Sunshine73
Nice choices!!! I adore the Linus ornament. ...

Nice choices!!! I adore the Linus ornament.

:merry:
Forum: Chit Chat 07-29-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Sunshine73
:dance: Yet another reason to make it a...

:dance:

Yet another reason to make it a point to get to Chicago this Christmas season...like we've been saying we were going to for the last 7 years or so!
Forum: Chit Chat 07-29-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Sunshine73
The husband and I say every year we're going to...

The husband and I say every year we're going to hit Chicago up during the Christmas season (we live about 2 hours south) and every year the season gets so jam packed the we don't make it.

This...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-29-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sunshine73
I've been away from MMC for a bit but am so happy...

I've been away from MMC for a bit but am so happy to come back and see this!!!

:???:
Forum: Chit Chat 07-29-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,359
Posted By Sunshine73
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street!! This was...

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street!!

This was ALWAYS a part of my Christmas celebration from the time I was a wee little Sunshine. I love every part of it! Even when I got older - our local PBS...
Forum: Christmas Home 07-29-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,717
Posted By Sunshine73
Oh my. I've been away from the forums for so long...

Oh my. I've been away from the forums for so long that I didn't even know what had happened until just now. :( I'm so very sorry - the world lost an amazing lady.
Forum: Traditions & Memories 12-15-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By Sunshine73
We've got chocolate ones!!! Every morning before...

We've got chocolate ones!!! Every morning before we get out of bed the hubs and I grab our calendars and start the day with a Christmas Chocolate!

:yahoo:
Forum: Christmas Together 12-15-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Sunshine73
HOLY COW!!! How did I miss this?!? DOH!!! ...

HOLY COW!!! How did I miss this?!? DOH!!!

Although - a very happy surprise to find nearly a month after the fact - makes me happy!!!! :celebrate:
Forum: Chit Chat 12-15-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Sunshine73
The church where I work partners with a couple of...

The church where I work partners with a couple of other area churches to do something called "Jubilee Christmas".

The families chosen to participate are invited to "shop" for their children at...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-15-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Sunshine73
How cute!

How cute!
Forum: Chit Chat 12-15-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sunshine73
I work at a church so we're definitely closed on...

I work at a church so we're definitely closed on Christmas. This year I'm excited because the office will actually be closed on Christmas Eve too - that's rare.
Forum: Traditions & Memories 11-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,018
Posted By Sunshine73
We will be decorating either the weekend before...

We will be decorating either the weekend before Thanksgiving or the weekend after. Won't be too long now!!!
Forum: Online 10-29-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,811
Posted By Sunshine73
I do it all the time. Often at work I'll have one...

I do it all the time. Often at work I'll have one playing in the "background" while I'm working on other things. So while I'm not necessarily watching it's nice to have the Christmas sounds going on...
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By Sunshine73
We do the same thing - lunch and then leftovers...

We do the same thing - lunch and then leftovers for dinner.

Is it time for dinner yet?

:carve:
Forum: Thanksgiving 10-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,618
Posted By Sunshine73
The parade is a tradition in our home. Last...

The parade is a tradition in our home. Last Thanksgiving we hosted our family gathering at the church where I work and even without television I brought my laptop in and we watched it on-line while I...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Sunshine73
How pretty. I would have left it out as well,...

How pretty. I would have left it out as well, it's just too pretty to hide away this close to Christmas.
Forum: Chit Chat 10-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Sunshine73
I'm so wanting to try the gingerbread shake at...

I'm so wanting to try the gingerbread shake at Burger King. *sigh* Alas, my taste buds might like it but my scales won't so I'll refrain until closer to the holidays when I can rightfully say "but...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,352
Posted By Sunshine73
This is exactly how I am! The holidays are all...

This is exactly how I am! The holidays are all one big happy time of family, food and friends and, for me, it "officially" starts on November 1st. Which means I've been listening to Christmas music...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-29-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By Sunshine73
My husband and I spend Christmas Eve with his...

My husband and I spend Christmas Eve with his family. At first my mother-in-law would make a full on Christmas dinner and that was great. Then she decided that since everyone would likely be eating...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-29-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Sunshine73
We bought a small little lantern ornament for our...

We bought a small little lantern ornament for our tree. It will remind us of our 'stay at home without staying at home' vacation this fall and represents our love of all things outdoors. I can't wait...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-29-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,515
Posted By Sunshine73
Praying for everyone in the storm's path! Please...

Praying for everyone in the storm's path! Please remember to check in from time to time when you all have a chance and let us know that you're okay.
Forum: Chit Chat 10-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,738
Posted By Sunshine73
Pumpkin spice flavored EVERYTHING!!!! Followed...

Pumpkin spice flavored EVERYTHING!!!! Followed closely by peppermint hot chocolate.

I think I've gained 20 pounds just reading this thread.
Forum: Chit Chat 09-06-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,574
Posted By Sunshine73
It's been a long hot summer and I'm ready for...

It's been a long hot summer and I'm ready for fall!!

Here's to pumpkin patches, falling leaves, crisp air and the beginning of the holiday season!
Forum: Chit Chat 07-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Sunshine73
That sounds lovely! I don't necessarily...

That sounds lovely!

I don't necessarily mind summer but I definitely don't deal well with the heat so all these 100 + days are really taking their toll and making me long for the cooler days and...
Forum: Thanksgiving 07-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Sunshine73
Hope you'll be away doing something fun and...

Hope you'll be away doing something fun and celebratory! :-)

And I agree with you - I'm so ready for fall!! I hate to wish my life away but fall is my favorite season!
Forum: Chit Chat 07-16-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Sunshine73
This thread just gives me the warm fuzzies. And...

This thread just gives me the warm fuzzies. And I'm definitely dreaming of a white Christmas since last year really didn't give us much in the way of the white stuff. :dance:
Forum: TV 07-16-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Sunshine73
I miss some of those commercials - they bring...

I miss some of those commercials - they bring back such happy childhood holiday memories. I totally agree with adding the Folger's commercial - that one can STILL make me tear up.
Forum: TV 07-16-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Sunshine73
I do remember seeing it last Christmas season!...

I do remember seeing it last Christmas season! Only a couple of times but I was quite excited because it's one of my favorite Christmas adverts - I remember giving an excited shout to my husband when...
Forum: Christmas Together 07-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By Sunshine73
Lights first. LOTS of lights. Then the tree...

Lights first. LOTS of lights.

Then the tree topper (because her cord has to be run down the center of the tree.

Then the beaded garland

Then the ornaments.
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 07-12-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,530
Posted By Sunshine73
It's a difficult position but I think you've...

It's a difficult position but I think you've handled it appropriately. You understand that she has a different belief system and you respect that but you also have every right to expect that she will...
Forum: Christmas Food 07-12-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By Sunshine73
Mmmmm...Christmas food. *said in my best Homer...

Mmmmm...Christmas food. *said in my best Homer Simpson voice*

For us it's Christmas Eve with the in-laws so some of the best appetizer and snack type foods ever created. Along with a healthy dose...
Forum: Christmas Decorations 07-12-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,392
Posted By Sunshine73
I've seen some very nicely done theme trees but...

I've seen some very nicely done theme trees but while they look nice on display, they're just not *me*.

Our tree is traditional with colored lights, beaded garland and an Angel on top. Our...
Forum: Christmas Decorations 07-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By Sunshine73
We're boring - just plain old chocolate Advent...

We're boring - just plain old chocolate Advent calendars for us!

:hi:
Forum: Christmas Shopping 07-12-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,138
Posted By Sunshine73
I do a few things to take the financial sting out...

I do a few things to take the financial sting out of Christmas.

First, I shop early and often throughout the year. As of today I have purchased gifts for 16 of the 19 people on our Christmas...
Forum: Movies 07-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By Sunshine73
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street gets another vote!...

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street gets another vote! It's old School SS and I LOVE it still.

And don't forget about all the 'classic' Christmas specials like Rudolph, Santa Claus is Coming to Town,...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Sunshine73
Here in central Illinois the heat wave finally...

Here in central Illinois the heat wave finally broke on the 7th of July - now we're in a more "normal" range of upper 80's to mid 90's but for weeks before that it was BRUTAL! Our temps were...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By Sunshine73
:hi: Welcome back!!! I tend to get...

:hi:

Welcome back!!! I tend to get distracted by the 'day to day' and don't always make time for MMC either but I'm trying harder to be here more often. I always come away from it much happier!!!...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Sunshine73
I've definitely known people who have done this....

I've definitely known people who have done this. They usually change the decor based on the current season or holiday.

I don't believe I would enjoy having a tree year round because, as others...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Sunshine73
How FUN!!!

How FUN!!!
Forum: Chit Chat 06-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Sunshine73
EXACTLY!!! My husband thinks it's more fun to...

EXACTLY!!! My husband thinks it's more fun to snoop, shake and guess his way through Christmas but for me both the giving and receiving is MUCH more fun if it's a surprise. :busy:
Forum: Chit Chat 06-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Sunshine73
Notice I put "with the exception of my hubs"....

Notice I put "with the exception of my hubs". He's the world's BIGGEST Christmas snooper! Anything I get for him has to be ordered near Christmas, delivered directly to my office and cannot be...
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