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Three Things Christmas

Steph always does the three things posts and I just love them! I was reminded that I wanted to do it too when I saw it on Laura’s blog earlier.

Christmas circa 1998

Three foods I always have around in December


2.The popcorn tin that has the three different flavors (butter, caramel and white cheddar)

3.Queen Anne Chocolate Covered Cherries

Three things I love about Christmas

1.The magic that I feel this time of year

2.All the delicious treats

3.Christmas movies

Three things I hate about Christmas

1. Traffic and crowds.

2.When family members inevitably stress you out and make you feel guilty for having to split your time.

3.Fruitcake. Seriously, who eats that shit?

Three Christmas songs I listen to the most

1.All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey

2. Christmas Cannon Rock – Trans Siberian Orchestra

3.O Holy Night – There is something about this song when done right…that is just truly magical!!! I can remember getting goosebumps on my arms at a very young age while singing this and Silent Night in church and that feeling has stuck with me forever.

Three favorite Christmas Movies

1. Elf

2.The Grinch

3.Home Alone

Three Favorite Christmas Traditions

1.Β  Baking cookies

2. Building a gingerbread house (new tradition we are starting this year)

3.When I was little, my favorite tradition was trading presents with my sister on Christmas Eve. We each got to open one thing (our gift to each other.) When Zoe is older, I want to give her one present on Christmas Eve too!

our first Christmas together

Three things I’ll do before the end of 2017 because I want to

1.Build a gingerbread house

2.Bake and decorate cookies

3.Watch all the Christmas movies

Three things I’ll do before the end of 2017 because I have to


2.Put on real pants

3.Clean theΒ  house

Three words of the year for 2018 if I were a person who chose words of the year




Zoe 2017/Nadine 1984 or 1985 (looks like I am around 2 or 3?)

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  • Reply Sierra December 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    If I had to pick three things I hated you already went into my head and said them perfectly! I hope you get your wants done before Christmas. I wouldn’t mind a few extra weeks squeezed in there to get in even more things. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Stephanie December 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Holy crap never realized how much Zoe looks like you as a baby, that’s crazy.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky December 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    yes! we’ve been watching all the christmas movies as well. Health is #1 on my 2018 list as well.

  • Reply Danielle December 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Fruitcake is seriously soooo gross. Ugh. I am laughing over the put on real pants because I have to. So true. I am loving that oldies Christmas card photo!!!!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 20, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Ugh, fruitcake…OH MY GOODNESS, Zoe is a mini Nadine. LOVE it, oh many she looks like a little snow bunny!! LOVE the pic of you on Santas lap!!

  • Reply Laura December 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Love this! Those flavored popcorn tins are the absolute best!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Put on pants… HAHAHAHA… that’s the worst πŸ˜‰
    My grandma made fruitcake cookies that I used to LOVE… & miss. She’s been gone 20 years & I still think about those cookies.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

    What a fun post! I am currently at work questioning why I have to be here during the holidays? Also – you and Zoe are TWINS! That baby picture of you looks so much like her!

  • Reply Lauren December 21, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Zoe looks just like little Nadine!!!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As December 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I really want/need to focus on health in 2018 too! For real though with the fruit cake…do people really eat that or is it just some Christmas time joke??

  • Reply Carly December 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I was just thinking about those popcorn tins and wondering if they still made them– we always had them growing up! Love that picture of you and Chris on your first Christmas together and Zoe looks so much like you in that picture from when you were little!

  • Reply Audrey December 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

    You and Zoe look so similar!!
    Ugh, why do our families put so much stress and pressure on us during the holidays πŸ™
    Post pics of the gingerbread house once it’s built!!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue December 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    LOL – Put on real pants! So true.
    Love the side by side photos of you & Zoe!

  • Reply Kate December 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Oh my goodness look at your little mini-me! I’m officially craving one of those popcorn tins, and am ready to not have to wear real pants for the rest of the year <3

  • Reply Alexandra December 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Oh what a fun post! I love the tradition you and your sister had on Christmas eve! Too cute, I hope that you do get to do it with Zoe someday!! πŸ™‚ I love the side-by-side photos of you and Zoe too! You look alike! πŸ™‚ hehe Yum.. my in laws have a tin of that popcorn… makes me want to go steal some of it. hehe πŸ™‚ XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Reply SMD December 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    SAVOR. Yes. That is an awesome word.

  • Reply Amy December 22, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I love this, I am going to have to steal it and wrap up this year with a blog post!

  • Reply laura December 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Ahhh!! I can’t believe how much you and Z look alike in your baby pictures!! You know something… I have never eaten a piece of fruitcake in my entire life, so I should probably try it just to see, right? Also yes, give me all the popcorn tins.

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