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?
Mondays with Manny
3 days ago