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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #11

Thirteen Christmas gifts that were given to me or my family, or that we gave to someone else:
  1. My husband and I do "date night" every Friday night and for Christmas, my sister gave us a compilation of gift cards for date nights, some of them for restaurants and one of them for Victoria's Secret (ooh la la!)
  2. An awesome piggy bank for Poops from my cousins. I got my cousin a piggy bank for her son at her babyshower six years ago and she loved it and her son still uses it. I've been looking for the perfect piggy bank for Poops, but I just haven't found it. Until Christmas!! Thanks Joy! It's so cute, and it has his name on it. This is the best!
  3. We gave my dad an IPod for Christmas, and we had it engraved with his name, and the message: "My kids love me". He's a "writes his name on everything" guy, and we knew he'd have taken a permanent marker to his IPod so we took preventative measures. (All of my dishes and sheets were sent to college with me with my name on them.) The engraving made him all teary eyed which in turn made us all teary eyed. It was a moment.
  4. Two "Grandma's First Christmas" ornaments for Poops' grandmas. Did you even know they had these? They're too cute. (By the way, ornaments are having the best year ever, we also gave my dad a deer with a rifle ornament, because my dad likes to hunt.)
  5. A book of "101 ways to use your Turkey Fryer". I gave this to my husband because we got a turkey fryer for Thanksgiving and we don't know what to do with it till next year. I just found out you can fry ice cream in it! Sweet!
  6. The Little Mermaid Special Edition DVD. I gave this to my sister and my husband gave it to me! Yay! and Double Yay! We came home Christmas day and watched it. LOVE this movie! Yes, secretly I'm still 11 years old.
  7. Ralphie in the Bunny Suit ornament (from A Christmas Story). My sister gave me the Ralphie ornament, and the funny thing is, I found a talking Christmas Card with a picture of Ralphie in his bunny suit on the front and gave it to her. We opened these at the same time on Christmas, BY ACCIDENT! Scary.
  8. A blanket for my sister with a big US Marines logo on one side, and her favorite picture of her husband on the other (he's in Iraq right now). First of all, the man who owns the web site I ordered it off of, ROCKS. Here is the Web site. He went through great lengths to help me find the perfect picture that would work for the blanket and worked on it with me at 9pm on a Sunday! He always got right back to me, and it shipped with plenty of time before Christmas. Anyway, the blanket is super comfy, and my sister loves it. She says it will be good for when she misses him, AND when she's mad at him. HAHA! I told her she can drape it over a chair and when she gets a new outfit, give him a fashion show. My husband says the blanket will probably respond by making a comment like "how much did THAT cost!"
  9. Twas The Night Before Christmas Book for Poops. I love this story and my cousin got him this. We also got him a ton of other books because I'm making him a library. I love books.
  10. Speaking of books, I got the new Michael Crichton book, "Next". I love Michael Crichton, and with the exception of The Great Train Robbery, I think I've read all his books. A wonderful mix of thriller and science.
  11. A gift card for I-tunes. Hi. I'm Christie. And I'm a (gasp) I-Podaholic.
  12. I gave Poops and husband matching shirts: Poops a onesy that says "I Pooped" and my husband a T-Shirt that says "I'm Pooped". I know, it's corny. I love it.
  13. My favorite gift of all came from my sister and I cried my eyes out when I opened it because it was beautiful and wonderful and I never expected it in a million years. She wrote a card to Poops, telling him that he's our wonderful little happy miracle, and that she donated $150 dollars to The March of Dimes in his name. It was so sweet. I can cry right now just thinking about it. Thank you Anna Mary. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Cheers to a happy, healthy and wonderful new year!

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AnnaMary said...

I have to say, and I'm not biased, that we all gave and got some pretty thoughtful gifts this year.

I LOVE the turkey fryer book! I didn't know they made such a thing!

Starrlight said...

Great list of presents!

maggie said...

Some GREAT Gifts.

Love the pic of Poops in his santa hat. Cute

Happy TT

Stacy said...

great list! I love the gift to the March of Dimes how special is that!!!

Jenny Ryan said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a great Christmas!

Skittles said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for dropping by :)

Uisce said...

You had me at TURKEY FRYER... I so want to get one of these but my wife has fried turkeys in the same category with onion rings and french fries. Maybe I should buy her the book!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

My sister gave me a special gift as well....a handmade purse with my monogram on it. Aren't sisters great?

Chickadee said...

I'd like to know where that Ralphie in the bunny suit ornament was found. Ebay?

And glad that you and hubby got some "date" type gift cards. :)

My 13 are up. I moved my blog and this is my first 13 in my new digs.

Chickadee said...

Okay, I know I've been here already, but I wanted to tell you that I loved your posts! You crack me up! I get excited too over TV shows I really like...Stargate and Bones are shows that I get excited over new episodes...and Heroes now. LOL.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Teena said...

Sounds like a happy Christmas!

My TT13 is up too :)

Sparky Duck said...

I love how the blanket sounds, and yes your hubby is right, it would be "how much did that cost" or one of my personal faves "didnt we have a closet full of .... already?"

And I dodnt think I got enough Itunes cards!