Friday, November 26, 2010

Mama's Holiday Wish List GameStop Giveaway.

Blog giveaways are always so tempting to me. I won once, and so I keep trying when I see one. And let's face it, the only way we would be getting anything like this is if it was free.  

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama (link to: and GameStop (link to: are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family? We are wishing, hoping, praying for a job for Justin. We are grateful that we have had such a safe place to stay to wait out the storm, but it's way past time. And, we'd rather move because we got a job than move because we think we might get one and waste that money we've been saving to move. (Not to mention the grace period for the student loans is up this month.) He would be the best employee, and asset. And once we know where we'll be I start up my music classes again, it's so much work to fill classes and this stay really was supposed to be temporary. 

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition? Most of our traditions happen on Christmas Eve. So, we sleep in a little on christmas morning, because we seem to keep the children up too late.  Then when the boys can't sleep any longer we open presents. We call our families. We have home made cinnamon rolls or crumb top blue berry muffins. We play games. We cuddle and watch movies. And then before we know it is time for dinner and bed.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? Now, you may think this is cheating, but it's a job for my husband. A job that would meet our needs with a little extra so we could pay for a three bedroom apartment. A job he would like long term. A job in a place with good schools. A job that made him happy, but still allowed him some family time. It might not be decadent to someone who already has it, but boy, I would be in heaven. Especially if it had good benefits, and stability.

A car would be nice too, but if we got my first wish we could take care of that ourselves.

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? Last December we lived in New York City. And we did something EVERY day of the month, and the majority were free. That's the greatest thing about living in a gigantic city--so much to do, and most of it free. We aren't sure where we'll be this christmas, but it is certain that we will need to not spend any money. Today we will put up the Christmas tree at Grandma and Grandpa's. We have christmas music dance parties. We'll go sledding. We'll play games. We cuddle and watch movies. We'll find all the free stuff we can in this little town, and do it. And then (hopefully) we will fill a moving truck and go find a place of our own to live. (That part we will have to spend money on, but wouldn't it be a nice present to Grandma and Grandpa?)

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? If it came in a box, we played it. I remember one christmas we got Perudo, and played it for hours. I have a sister who does not like games, the only way we can get her to play is if it is highly participative, and social. Cranium seems to be the easiest to get her to play.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Christmas Eve we read and dress up to act out the nativity. Even last year when it was our little family of four, we read and found scarves, and neckties, and crowns. The other tradition that we've had to modify a bit is caroling. My sisters and I would practice a song or two, and then got carol to our friends, and our parent's friends. Since I don't like knocking on other people's door, we just invite them to come to our place and we sit around the piano and sing. It's old fashioned, but making music together is so uplifting, and really just fun.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip? Once we moved to Minnesota there wasn't a Christmas-away-from-home. And since we've been married our christmas-way-from-home trips have been to "home" either Grammie and Pappie's, or Grandma and Grandpa's, or our own home away from our parent's homes. I would not enjoy a christmas being a tourist, I like to spend most of my time not spending money, not rushing around, and not with aching feet.

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? We would wish for a game machine first, we've had fun playing with our friend's Wii's. Then we would wish for a microphone and some games to go with it, and a wii fit board and the game to go with that.

1 comment:

Tammy Lorna said...


7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?

Answer: Australia.


lol :)
xo Tammy