Voting, Christmas, and Hot Godly Men

December 21, 2009 at 9:38 am 23 comments

I’m pretty sure God intended me to have a blog so that I could share the hilarity of my life with people I don’t know. I share stories about Stephen on a regular basis but you don’t hear about other members of my family that often. Today is your lucky day.

Stephen was in a wedding over the weekend and I was kicked out of the house one night so that the groomsmen could drink beer and play poker without any women-folk interfering. So I stayed at my parents house a few blocks over. Sunday morning we were in the kitchen, about to head off to church. My mom has recently been seeking the fashion advice of my sister and I. (I don’t really think I’m someone to be giving out advice on that subject, but whatever.) Last week my mom wanted to wear her new sweater dress with leggings and boots. She wasn’t sure she could pull it off though. So she went up to my sister’s room and woke her up.

Mom- Hey.
Sister- (Groggy.) What?
Mom- Do I look like a slut?

Nice, mom. For the record, she didn’t. She looked totally cute and got a bagillion compliments.

But this weekend she asked her oldest daughter.

Mom- Hey.
Me- Yes.
Mom- You know how you hear all those stories about ugly Christmas sweaters?
Me- Yeah.
Mom- Um. (pause) Is this one?

And then I laughed. I told her no. It wasn’t an ugly Christmas sweater. It was just a mommy Christmas sweater. But we’ll let you place your vote. She doesn’t want to wear something that makes her look dumb.

Sorry about the lighting, I’m not P Dub.

We happened to see an awful Christmas sweater just an hour later while we were at church so I was able to educate her on what a true ugly Christmas sweater was all about. They really should be banned from Christmas.

Want to know what else should be banned from Christmas? Ridiculous Christmas songs that make no sense. I’ve heard multiple examples of this over the past couple weeks and I’m not going to get into it too much. I just want to point one thing out. You know that song “When Christmas Comes To Town” from Polar Express? Yeah, I actually like that song. I think it’s pretty. But last week I heard a line that made me rolls my eyes and say, “Oh puh-lease!”

“When Santa’s sleigh bells ring, I listen all around. The herald angels sing, I never hear a sound.”

I’m sorry what? Last time I check, the angels don’t sing for Santa. They sing when Jesus comes to town, not Santa. Or did I read the story wrong? Excuse me while I consult Luke 2.

Fortunately I had the opportunity to sing about the true harold angels this weekend. I went to the Glory in the Highest concert with Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio. Well, I didn’t go with them. I went to the Glory in the Highest concert featuring Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio. (Although maybe I should have kept that sentence as it was so you think I’m a bigger deal than I am.) Regardless, I was there and they were there. Boy howdy, were they there!! It was phenomenal. I think Chris is, hands down, the greatest worship leader out there. His voice, his words, his talent. Fabulous.

In case you haven’t heard, Chris is Stephany’s future husband. In fact, I think many women think that he is their future husband. There’s just something about a hot, godly man. They make you smile.

I should know.

(ToT questions will be posted shortly. It’s the Christmas edition! If you participate in this week’s ToT on your blog, you’ll get an extra entry in this Friday’s giveaway. I know you don’t know what it is yet, but does it really matter? Also, while we are talking giveaways. My mom and sister expressed their sadness that they can’t win since they are related. I told them they could win. But they assured me it wouldn’t be fair and you guys would get mad. So lets put that up to a vote too. Two things to vote on today: Is my mom’s sweater ugly? AND Can people related to me win the giveaways?)

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  • 1. Clare  |  December 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I think with the Ugly Christmas Sweater it is partially an age thing. Advantage of being older and being a mom? you can wear a sweater like your moms and have it be a Cute Christmas Sweater rather than an ugly one. If I were to wear that (I’m 27 and childless) it would be suitable for an Ugly Christmas Sweater party (but not a “winner” in ugliness). However your mom totally pulls it off, so my vote (for her) is CUTE.

    I think your mom and sister should be able to enter giveaways.

    I’m still waiting for my hot, godly man. One day…

  • 2. Debbie  |  December 21, 2009 at 10:21 am

    bahaha @ your mom asking if she’s a slut. funny! and i bet she did look cute in her leggings!! 🙂

    i know we’ve talked about this, but, I also share your deep love for Chris Tomlin….LOOOOOOVE him!!!! 🙂

  • 3. Samantha  |  December 21, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I don’t think your mom’s sweater counts as an “ugly sweater.” It just reminds me of something my mom would wear – it’s cute on her… and not too over the top.

    I think your family should be eligible to win. 🙂

  • 4. jill  |  December 21, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Mom’s sweater is not nearly ugly enough to be considered a “true” ugly sweater! If that is the look she is going for, she should get a “droopy snowman boobs” sweater like my friend at the party over the weekend. The reason that is it’s name is because someone voted for her as ugliest sweater…and that is what he called it.

    If your mom or sister won, I wouldn’t be mad, as long as you use or something like that.

    Your mom’s dialogue with you and your sister is hilarious. We need a guest blog from Mom! 🙂

  • 5. Kyla Roma  |  December 21, 2009 at 11:10 am

    LOL I love that picture- too cute! And the mommy sweater is amazing. I have a Christmas sweater I have been saving for this week- it’s just red with white trim but it’s vintage from the 1940s and it’s kind of obnoxious.

    It makes me happy.

  • 6. Joy  |  December 21, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Your mom’s sweater is cute and the outfit is perfect because she balanced the cutziness of the sweater with a quirky modern necklace.

    Since the winners are randomly chosen I think your sister and mom can definitely enter.

    Random nurse comment: Looks like your husbands lip healed really well.

  • 7. Cousin Kim  |  December 21, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Ummmm…I have that sweater, too! It better not be an ugly Christmas sweater! :o)
    I heard a song on the Holly station (sattelite radio) some group talking about wanting a million gifts for Christmas…I wish I could remember the group’s name… It was aweful! It really showed how materialistic our society has become. I was telling my hubby – I bet this is a million little teenagers favorite song! Talk about ugly…

  • 8. Lauren From Texas  |  December 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Your mom is so cute!

    No family members! CHEATING!

  • 9. ThatMarriedCouple  |  December 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I think you hit the nail on the head when you said it’s a mom sweater, not an ugly sweater. On someone our age, it would lean towards ugly. On someone her age, it’s just festive!

    And yes, I say people related to you can win, mostly because you showed us how the winner was picked – totally on the up and up! But maybe your husband shouldn’t be allowed to win. And maybe a person can only win once?

  • 10. Jessica  |  December 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I think your mom’s sweater is cute!

    I know Lindsay wants to win, so I think your mom and her should be allowed to.

  • 11. mrssjohnson  |  December 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I think you hit it right on about your Mom’s sweater: “It was just a mommy Christmas sweater.” I hope she feels better after being educated on what a truly awful Christmas Sweater is.

    Voting: I think as long as you continue the pictures (or heck, a video) to prove to all the readers that you did not cheat, Non-spous family can win!

  • 12. Taryn E  |  December 21, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Your mom’s sweater is what I refer to as a “teacher sweater.” My mom has tons of them 🙂 Definitely cute for the mommies and teachers out there!

    I think if you’re still doing random draw, family should be allowed in!

  • 13. Darla  |  December 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Your mom looks cute!

    Bill and I were at the “Glory in the Highest” concert too. It was amazing. It would have been fun to run into you there!

  • 14. Kim  |  December 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I think your mom’s sweater is cute!! It totally works for her! Reassure that no one (and if they do they obviously aren’t versed on Xmas sweater etiquette) will think anything bad about her or her sweater. In fact, she will probably obtain compliments.

    I think anyone but your husband (he pulls the names doesn’t he?) should be able to enter the giveaways.

  • 15. Stephany  |  December 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Oh, my gosh! I want that sweater for my mom! Our entire house is decorated in snowman (including every single ornament on the tree). I don’t think it’s ugly at all and WANT it for my mom! LOL!

    I think your family members should be allowed. As long as everyone else is OK with it, go for it!

    Also, very, very, VERY jealous you got to see MY future husband this weekend! He’s such an amazing worship leader and such an amazing guy! 😉 I’ve seen him in concert once but my camera was dead so I couldn’t take any pictures. How sad.

  • 16. scrapper al  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Your mom is cute! And she and your sister can enter your giveaways as long as they’re not pulling the numbers.

  • 17. mom  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Well, I guess it wasn’t an ugly sweater after all! Just a MOMMY SWEATER! But, I am a mommy and proud of it so I guess I can wear it. However, I am inclined to give it to you to send to your blog friend Stephany for her mom, who LOVES snowmen. I have worn it several years so it is someone else’s turn!

    Thanks for the votes that family can win! WOO HOO!!!!

  • 18. Southern Gal  |  December 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I don’t like Christmas sweaters at all, so my vote won’t count.

    I think if you show you have nothing up your sleeve then your relatives should be able to participate. =)

  • 19. Molly  |  December 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    1) Your mom and sister are totally winners-in-the-making. Absolutely fair for them to enter.

    2) Your mom is adorable. Her sweater is not.

    3) I, too, love me a hot Godly man.

  • 20. John Campbell  |  December 21, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    If I wore that sweater… It’d be an ugly Christmas sweater. If a mom wears the sweater, it’s a regular black sweater with some multi-colored festive snowmen.

    John Campbell
    (that’s right… shameless plug in your comments.)

  • 21. Meghan  |  December 22, 2009 at 2:27 am

    1. Your Mom’s sweater is not ugly. However, she may only wear it on December 11th through January 2nd. Because. 🙂 In fact, I suggest that she wear it every day within that time period. That’s only fair to the sweater.

    2. It’s totally cool for them to enter the contest.

    3. I work retail. Let me tell you how much I hate some Christmas albums. Like the new Sting one or the Alvin and the Chipmunks album, for instance. At Borders, we have a six CD changer, but Christmas CDs are much shorter because they have shorter songs. This causes the CDs to repeat SEVERAL TIMES WITHIN ONE SHIFT. It’s terrible.

    In fact, the only Christmas music that stands up to this test is the Peanuts CD and anything from the early half the 20th century. Everything else makes me want to break the CD changer.

    Thanks for the outlet. 🙂

  • 22. Sarah  |  December 22, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Your mom’s sweater is a cute mom sweater – it’s not ugly!

    And yes, I think people related to you should be able to win giveaways.

  • 23. Ashley  |  December 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I think your mom’s sweater is cute because she is a mom. If I tried to wear it, no it wouldn’t work out so much.

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