Ok, my turn!
I am Christmasstar, or as my friends call me, Ellen. I am Canadian and proud of it! I am a single mom with 3 amazing (most of the time) kids. I drive a school bus and look after elderly folks in their homes helping where ever needed. I volunteer at our local food bank / clothing exchange at least once a week. Reading is a favorite pastime as well.
I have 5 brothers and 1 sister, all married (one brother is divorced) Between us we have 17 kids. Three of those are now married and they have a total of 6 kids making my mom a great grandma. We are a very close knit family and get together often.
My favorite Christmas memory:
One year my parents were having a rough time financially and informed us that Christmas would not be quite as grand as it usually was. There was under the tree only one or two gifts for each of us, and those were just small ones. It was tradition in our family not to open gifts until we returned from church on Christmas eve. So we piled in the car, and dad announced that he forgot his Bible and would be right back. He returned almost 10 min later saying he had to look for it and that is why it took so long. Anyway, when we got back from church and went past the tree to go and change,(that was back when you had special Sunday only outfits) we stopped in awe! There was the biggest pile of gifts under, beside, behind and in the tree we had ever seen. None of us move for awhile. My brother in a soft voice said "they grew!" We all cheered, laughed and cried. It did not take us long to get changed and get back down to start opening those gifts!
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love to visit here for ideas, suggestions and just plain fun! I love to decorate, bake, prepare treats, make gifts. When I do my canning I always make special stuff just for Christmas. I shop and plan all year long. Listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies. Most of all I like to plan ways to surprise my kids with something new.
Last edited by Christmasstar; 05-20-2008 at 07:21 PM.
Reason: oops, forgot to check the spelling!