Monday, January 7, 2008

Christmas Delights....

Thought I would just pop in and give a little "thumbs up" to a few of my favorite gifts I received this year....I LOVED everything!!!...But most importantly I loved being with my family...of course a girl always likes unique gifts...so here is a pictorial of a few of my favs....


These babies are Heavenly...my hubbin bought them after MANY a dropped hint to him and most importantly the "girls"...b/c I can ALWAYS count on those two darlings to keep hubbin on the straight and narrow of the "perfect" gift giving path...yes...they never steer him wrong!!
I wore these our entire road trip to & from Colorado...YES every gas station, truck stop, diner, and more, you name it, I was probably wearing THESE little babies on my tootsies...b/c they are so darn comfortable they are almost sinful...AND they kept my toes ubber warm. In fact we stopped in a little diner in a precious town in Kansas...I think the town was Goodson, KS (I have pics for a later date on this sweet town)...we walked into a diner where we saw a cute little girl of probably 8 or 9....folks, you should have seen the look on her face! I think she must have thought I was a bit "off" or something...b/c she looked at me as if to say...."what the *^%#@*^ does that women have on her feet?"...and folks I don't think she was EVEN old enough to know what *^%#@*^ meant....I thought it rather funny b/c you know how it is when you are traveling...you MUST be comfortable...at any cost...and I just figured as I always do...these people will NEVER see me again...I wish I could relax like that ALL the time! Funny how you think like that when traveling...I can get by with NO makeup, crazy shoes...and disheveled hair...and it never bothers me...but get me home...no way!

This is what my children gave me...I LOVE IT!! It is something I have wanted for a very long time...but obviously did not go on and on enough about over the last few years!!...so this year...I made sure I told my "girls" that I have ALWAYS wanted one of these...thinking and praying maybe lovin hubbin' would purchase it for me...well, to my surprise...my girls and guys bought it for me and had it monogrammed with my initials...it fits perfectly ( I know the girls went to great lengths to make sure it did). I love this ring...but I love what it symbolizes more...and that is the LOVE OF and FOR my children...I wear this ring all the time...looking at it reminds me how wonderful my life is...and what amazing children I have...all four of them...two by birth and two by marriage...I am blessed beyond words with all of them!!

This is one of the most unique gifts I received...my daughter-in-law found them through some type of service??? and she sent them a picture of my sweet "Maggie"...she downloaded it from this very site...and sent off for these...she knows how crazy I am for this girl YES!!!
These are STAMPS...you can bet I WILL NOT be sending any of these off with bills...I will save them for special occasions and friends....I just think these are the coolest idea for stamps... I learned about these AFTER we sent daughters wedding invitations out (but had totally forgotten about it...it was such a neat surprise to receive these as a gift...I would not have thought of this in a hundred years...love them!!!)...I learned of them while the gal at the post office in the midst of hand stamping each of our invitations asked me if I knew about the service that would make pictures into stamps...that was a pure V-8 moment!! So gals...if any of you have a wedding coming up...snap a picture of the prospective couple...and buy some of these stamps...YES they are more expensive than the nominal (cough, cough) 41cents the post office charges...but aren't they worth it??? My DIL is using these to put on bridal shower invitations she is sending out for a friend...well, not THESE...but picture stamps with the prospective bride and groom...too cute!!

Hope all of your Christmas dreams came true...I know mine did...NOW back to reality...cleaning, organizing, purging and getting back into shape...whew...I'm just tired thinking about all I have to do....

Blessings to my new friends of 08'....striving to feel good....look good...and be good in 08...Hmmmmm...this could be a tough year for that!





12 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

Adorable gifts. The ring, is, well, wonderful!! I am excited that you got something you have wanted for a long while!

RealEstateGirl said...

I love the ring too! Looks like Santa was good to you this year!

By the way, glad I could provide you with a little political humor!

Now I'm going to link you, so I don't forget to check in on you from time to time!

Happy New Year!

Tracey

Sandi McBride said...

Oh "T" I love your gifts...I always wanted to fly in my pajamas, so I see nothing wrong with car travel in your slippers...and your mother's ring is so lovely. I have a mother's bracelet that my Mother gave me a couple of years before she made the transition from living Mama to Spirit Mama...I treasure it. I treasure you as a friend, too, as I treasure all my blogging buds...but I have a little award for you, so just come over and pick it up...you do know the way, don't you?
hugs
Sandi

Tea Time and Roses said...

Lovely gifts, and the ring is just beautiful! Enjoy!!

Smiles...

Beverly

joan said...

First of all, I love your Ugg shoes. I have a knock off pair that I wear all around. My sisters tease me they are slippers but they are so comfy. And your ring is so great, love it. And you just gave me the best idea for the baby shower I am having next month. I am going to have stamps made up with the sonogram photo and put it on the invites. Is that not the greatest? Thanks for giving me the idea.

Sandi McBride said...

Darlin' "T", you know that I love you! I checked on our Kari and she has been really sick with probably the flu, but says she feels better now and we should be seeing her in here soon...I told her we planned a trip to drag her hiney outta the house, I think she' already got the coffee on, lol!
hugs
Sandi
ps, I did a post tonight...was at Daddy's cleaning earlier...why are men so sloppy?

Sandi McBride said...

Do you KNOW what day it is? The 10th already...where ya at? What's the weather doing? It's raining here, I hope it rains all day long!!! Mac (WTHF) is on the other computer balancing the checkbook...think I may go cook breakfast, lol!
hugs
Sandi

Susie Q said...

Fantastic gifts!! The ring is absolutely gorgeous! It is SO something I would love.
How cool that yo got a gift yo had long wanted...and the stamps are so special!
I too would wear those slippers...er...very stylish shoes everywhere. They are cute, comfy and warm. What do I care if anyone wonders why I am doing so!!
You have a very thoughtful and marvelous family!!

Love and hugs dear T!!!

Sue

Christine of Epiphany said...

Love the strawberry print...!

Thanks for reminding me about the personalized stamps~ they were offering beautiful Tiffany stained glass ones online, last I checked, but my local grocery's stamp machine only offers Tiffany art as 1 cent stamps~ the regular stamps are always rather ugly and graceless!

justabeachkat said...

T

What great gifts! Sounds like your girls are very thoughtful! I love the stamp idea...I must remember that.

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat

Sandi McBride said...

It's been a week now Tereasa, so time for some blogging!!! Where you at girl? Behind that preposition "at"?
hugs
Sandi

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Now I want one of those rings. It's beautiful!
I hope your hand is feeling better? Did you ever go to the doc? I didn't read that yet, if you did.