Sunday, December 12, 2010

Guest Blogger - Lori from Lori's Storys

Isn't this so much fun?  I just love reading about new people, don't you?

Today's guest blogger I have "known of" for a long time, but recently was re-introduced to her through blogging.  This is actually Mrs. Claus' NUMBER ONE FAN, if you can believe it!  LOL!  She is an amazing lady, and I am so glad she agreed to do this interview today.  On top of writing a wonderful blog, she is a talented seamstress and has recently embarked on a new venture called, "Itsy Bitsy Stitches by Story".  You should check it out.

Lori and her husband

MC:  So let's get started with the interview.  First Question . . . the question everyone always asks me . . . 

Why is you blog called "Lori's Storys"?

LORI:  It took me forever to decide on a name for my blog. I thought using Story (my last name) would be cute and I love, love to talk so I decided on Loris Storys

MC:  The food is always amazing during the holidays.  So what is your specialty to cook/make/bake at Christmas? 

LORI:  My specialty is Macaroni and Cheese (my Aunt Noody’s recipe).  I only fix it a couple of times a year.

MC:  Sounds good.  So, um . . . would you be willing to divulge this Macaroni and Cheese recipe?

LORI:  Sure!!

1 lb package of macaroni noodles 
1/2 can of evaporated milk
6 eggs
1 stick of butter (real butter is the best)
1 lb package of Cheddar Block Cheese cut up into medium pieces
Shredded Cheddar cheese to cover the top

Cook noodles add butter in small slices mix until melted
Mix together milk and eggs and add to the noodles
Add cheese pieces and place in a Pyrex baking dish (I use a bread dish)
Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minute add grated cheese to the top and bake for 20 more minutes.

MC: Oh, that DOES sound good.  For Christmas dinner do you have ham or turkey, (or something totally different)? 

LORI: We have BBQ and the works for Christmas!!! Our kids always enjoy it!

MC:  Wow! BBQ, that is different.

What is your absolute favorite Christmas tradition . . . the one where if you could only have / do this one tradition it would be enough for you to have a wonderful Christmas? 

LORI:  I love reading the Christmas story from the Bible and spending time with my Church Family! Also, my oldest son, Jeremy’s birthday is on Christmas so I always want to be able to talk to him.

MC: Do you send Christmas cards?  Why or why not? 

LORI:  I do send them. Lynn and I have our picture made with all the Grands and we use one of those for the cards. I love getting cards so I think others enjoy them!

MC:  What is the typical holiday routine at your house? 

LORI:  We share our Christmas with our family on the Saturday so they don’t have to always be torn as to where to be on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day!

MC:  What is one Christmas tradition that you used to do (maybe when you were a child) that you don't do now? 

LORI: We use to have stockings but our family is so large that it would cost a small fortune to fill them.

MC:  What are you doing this year that you haven't done for past Christmases (if there is something new or different)? 

LORI:  We are spending less on presents, making more of them and hoping to share the Real meaning of Christmas with everyone we can.

MC:  I really like that idea, gifts are so great, but I love to give gifts more than receive gifts.  I love to watch people's faces light up when they open a gift.  

What is the most sentimental gift you have either received or given? 

LORI: The most sentimental meaningful gift is my son!!! What a wonderful gift from God!!!

MC:  Yeah, not much can top that as a Christmas gift, huh?  How old is your son now?

LORI:  He will be 28 this year!

MC:  What is the best toy or gift you received as a child (that you remember most fondly)? 

LORI:  My first bike!! Probably my dad told us not to look under the sheet in the garage or we would get bitten by a snake. We couldn’t wait to look under there.

MC: That is too funny!  LOL!  What kind of bike was under that sheet?

LORI:  You know I don't even remember what kind of bike, just a regular bike.  The thing I remember most was that SNAKE (or the lack there of) LOL!!

MC:  Would you rather be the surprisER or the surprisEE on Chrismas morning and why? 

LORI: I love to be both!!! I LOVE Surprises and I enjoy trying to get things that will surprise my family!!!

MC:  Fall is MY absolute favorite season, I love Christmas, but here in beautiful Magnolia, AR it's usually fall weather at Christmas.  And since Lori lives here too, I already know what season it is for Christmas! LOL!

Do you want snow at Christmas?  Why or why not? 

LORI:  Yes I Want SNOW!!!! I love the snow and would love to have a white Christmas.

MC:  Santa's little helpers are all grown up, but when they were smaller Santa and I had a lot of fun playing Santa . . . .   Do you play Santa for your children?  Why or why not? 

LORI:  No we don’t do Santa anymore because they aren’t with us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

MC:  I have really enjoyed getting to know Lori and reading her blog . . . just a few questions about YOUR blog and then we're finished.

How long have you been blogging and why do you do it? 

LORI: I’ve been blogging a little over a year. I started blogging so that I could share what we were doing on a mission trip and really enjoyed it. I’m not that good at it.

MC:  How many posts do you typically do per week? 

LORI: I don’t always post each week.

MC:  Do you advertise on your blog?  Why or why not? 

LORI:  I don’t, it seems way too involved for me.

MC:  Do you have anything special you want to share with readers? 

LORI:  Yes Please share this.
I have been thinking over the last few days about Christmas. Now that I’m older and my kids are grown I catch myself saying Christmas if for the kids. That is not true… Christmas is really for us all but especially those that don’t know Jesus. You see Jesus is the Real reason for this season. Without him we would all be lost. At this time of the year I should be sharing his love, kindness, thoughtfulness and his real heart. But most of all I should be sharing how much we all need him. The truth is we need him to live. My prayer for this Christmas is that I will share this with everyone I come in contact with. Please know that as you read this I am praying that the Lord will show you the love of Jesus. If you don’t know Him it would be my pleasure to talk with you.
Merry CHRISTmas!!!!

MC:  You can also check out Itsy Bitsy Stitches by Story's on FACEBOOK.

Thanks so much for doing this interview it was a lot of fun.


(I think this post deserves another read)

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  1. Another great interview! I'll admit it, her last answer brought me to tears. Can't wait to check out her blog.

  2. Very nice interview.

    It's interesting you say that Jesus is the reason for the season. Our pastor was just talking about this and he changed it around and said. We are the reason for the season. Jesus came for us. It was all done because he loves us.

    I loved it.

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