Friday, January 07, 2011

A Few of my Favorite Things from Christmas

This Christmas was definitely different than years past. I'd be lying if I said we had a very good Christmas overall. Not to say that we didn't have a wonderful time with my family, or eat great food, or have a great time exchanging gifts. It's just that we were not really in the "happy holidays" spirit. (Sorry if that sounds depressing or bratty, but I gotta keep it real with you all here)

You can tell I wasn't in the spirit by the fact that I hardly took any pictures. But we did manage to take our annual, obligatory, "in front of the Christmas tree" photo at my parent's house:


But I am very thankful to my parents, the Mr., and my Grandma for doing thier absolute best to make my spirits bright, including giving me some wonderful gifts.

My Mom knew I'd been in the market for a new wallet for quite some time, and gave me this beautiful one. Just what I had been looking for!


The Mr. gave me the William-Sonoma Goldtouch pans that many of you recommended to me. I can't wait to make cookies on them.


He also gave me the book, "Freedom", which I recently started reading and am enjoying a lot.


My Dad knows what a germaphobe the Mr. is so he gave us these awesome new "elevate" cooking utentisils. They have this little thing on the back that keeps them elevated when resting. Genius!


My Mom also gave me this herbal bean-filled heating/cooling pad that she got a craft fair. I love it! I think I may have gotten the most use out of this so far than anything!


"Judah" bought me this to go on my desk. Kind of looks like him, right? :)


And my grandma gave me money, which was much appreciated, because I am in the market to buy new skis, and will probably put the money toward that. I'm considering the K2 True Luv Skis.

And this purse was a HUGE added bonus present that my Mom bought for me when we found it on super sale at Nordstrom while doing "day after Christmas" shopping. It's so pretty and goes so well with my new wallet. Thank you Momma!


What were your favorite Christmas gifts this year? Did you get any "day after Christmas" deals?

18 comments:

Ashley said...

I wasn't really in a festive mood either this year, in fact, we didn't even put up a tree! I didn't take any pictures either... so, you are ahead of me with a pic in the tree!! Looks like you got some awesome gifts!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm loving the wallet and purse! The elevate kitchen utensils are so cool. I need some!

Dee Stephens said...

Skis!! that's what I'm talking about! Where do you ski? Mammoth?

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

My favorite gift was a shower rod. I was confused because I have a glass door...but then I put two and two together. I'm getting a new tub/shower from the parentals. YAY! (PS - my dad's a plumber and we're doing the project together. Even better!)

Lo said...

Freedom was great... we should discuss when you finish! You look beautiful. I miss you.

Lo said...

Freedom was great... we should discuss when you finish! You look beautiful. I miss you.

The Busy Blaine's said...

Glad you are back!! Hop eyou are doing well!

Anna said...

I love the "elevate" utensils and your new bag and wallet!

Pammy Ponders @ Reflectorville said...

nice gifts, I also got some ski stuff, just clothing though, trying to refresh my ahem "skills".

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The Conway's said...

Sorry you weren't really feeling festive this year...hope 2011 is so much better! Feel free to email me if you need to chat/vent/or all the above

D said...

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Emily said...

Hey girl, I just read all of you old posts..all I can say is that I am sorry and praying for you and your strong husband. God is good, and yes everything does happen for a reason! Feel free to email me if needed!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Cute wallet and purse! Love them! Looks like you got great gifts for Christmas!

averyswifeliz said...

I just finished Freedom...great book!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh it looks like you got some great stuff for Christmas!!! Love that bag!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Ace just peeked over my shoulder and saw that Judah got a shout out during Christmas and now he is PISSED that we totally ignored him.

Great. A mad cat. Just what I need ;)

d.a.r. said...

You look so beautiful!!!

Love that bag. Woooww.

Ellie said...

I have always wanted to use the Williams Sonoma cookie sheets - let us know how you like them! Also, the wallet is adorable...I've been looking for one as well!
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