Monday Listicles

I am running a little late today due to some epic night geocaching I did with the boys. So let me quickly post my listicle and invite you to join me with your Christmas memories!

Next week: 10 APPS. They say there is an app for everything, but is there really?

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. When I was 4 years old my aunt got me a very fashionable tracksuit. I was kinda hoping for toys I guess. And it was way too big for me, so I didn’t get to enjoy it anyway. Not that I actually remember all this but I remember a photo in our family’s photo album of my aunt putting on a blue tracksuit on me while I looked really miserable.

2. When I was 7 years old our cat climbed up the Christmas tree and knock it over. All of my grandma’s glass ornaments were shattered.

3. I remember going to the National opera and ballet for a Christmas performance with grandpa as a young teenager. Not sure what we saw but I think it was an operetta.I remember it was a magical night for me.

4. I got dumped by my first boyfriend during Christmas break when I was 15. Only time anyone broke up with me and we did get back together a month later. But he really broke my heart at the time. I dumped him 7 years later so I guess we are even.

5. My first year working abroad I got 3 days off over Christmas and I took an 8 hour flight to Frankfurt, 10 hour train ride to Ljubljana and a bus drive to the hospital my grandpa was admitted to after stroke to surprise him. I traveled back a few hours later so I could get back to Bahrain in time for work.

6. I worked all the Christmases during my flying carrier. My favorite was a trip to Katmandu I was called out from standby to do a day before Christmas. The hotel had the biggest and prettiest Christmas tree which I did not expect so it really made me happy when I entered lobby. So many wonderful memories from that trip.

7. I bought our first Christmas tree on sale in a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. We still use it 8 years later. I put it up in our apartment and surprised Jason as he returned from deployment just in time to celebrate our first Christmas together.

8. Little J was born just in time for the holidays and shared his first Christmas with Max sleeping under the Christmas tree. Cannot believe they were both small enough to fit under there.

9. We spend Boxing day with our neighbors in England our last year there and it was a very special day. Miss them so.

10. Last year we drove by Santa riding on the firetruck and we flagged him down stopping all the traffic so Little J could visit him! After all that trouble my son declared that he has no desire to hang out with a man dressed up as Santa, no matter how real he might look. I was really embarrassed explaining to Santa my five year old is over him.

This entry was posted in Monday Listicles and tagged , , .


  1. Leslie December 15, 2013 at 20:17 #

    I love all your amazing memories…can I steal some? You really have traveled all over. We have ornaments from all over, but just to be able to say that your tree is from Kuala Lumpur…amazing. Thanks for hosting again!
    Leslie recently posted..{Monday Listicles} Christmas Memories

  2. Alison December 16, 2013 at 01:25 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I love that your tree is from the city I live in.
    Alison recently posted..Where I’m From (Again)

  3. Barbara December 16, 2013 at 05:53 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    You have some beautiful Christmas memories!
    Barbara recently posted..Our Must-Do Christmas Activities

  4. Cathy Kennedy December 16, 2013 at 07:43 #

    Clothing for a 4-year old? What was your aunt thinking? lol I bet you were really disappointed, as any kid of that age would be. But, you gotta look back on those old photos with some fond memories all the same, right? What’s this, your once 5-year old who didn’t want to spend time with Santa? That’s a bit surprising to hear, but you know kids do say the darnedest of things. lol Thanks for hosting!
    Cathy Kennedy recently posted..Monday Morning Musings #9

  5. Shell December 16, 2013 at 10:29 #

    Cracking up about the clothing. I was digging through old pics for this link up and I found one of my oldest opening some clothes from his Grammy when he was 3 and the look on his face is priceless. Then the next pic, you see him throwing the sweater over his shoulder. I’ve tried to explain to the grands that we don’t wrap clothes or shoes for our boys. They usually get them around this time of year, but we don’t consider it a Christmas gift. When they are older and asking for $150 jeans and $200 shoes, it will be a different story.
    Shell recently posted..10 Christmas Memories

  6. Julia December 16, 2013 at 11:06 #

    Great memories list. It’s funny reading everyone’s memories… some of them good and some not-so-good.
    Julia recently posted..Christmas Memories

  7. Susi December 16, 2013 at 18:32 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Your number 5 really got to me. That’s LOVE right there! You are an awesome granddaughter. :)
    Susi recently posted..Snapshot Sunday {pre holiday time}

  8. kelly kardos December 20, 2013 at 20:10 #

    Stasha!!! what awesome Christmas memories. You have traveled to some amazing places. Merry Christmas my friend.

2 Trackbacks

  1. By Christmas Memories | Donetta's World on December 17, 2013 at 13:35

    […] There are my 10 Christmas memories for Monday Listicles.   […]

  2. By Top 10 Christmas | 50 days of no grey on December 17, 2013 at 15:47

    […] Monday Listicles would like to know ten of our Christmas memories.   I am thinking this will be a pretty easy […]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


CommentLuv badge