12.27.2007

What a Haul!

We had a lovely Christmas and everyone was incredibly generous. I'm so thankful that we had the whole family together -- it was noisy, messy and chaotic but such fun and such good food! Add that to the company and you can't beat it.

Here's the list:
From Mark -- my beautiful ring, a pair of roller skates (he liked how much I enjoyed Natalie's BD party -- he even ordered 2 sizes to make sure he had the right size!) - and to go with that, knee, elbow and wrist pads so I don't break myself. He also got me some new fuzzy Crocs as Crocs are the only things that fit on swollen, sore feet (Surgery Round 2 is scheduled for tomorrow), a cute new sweater, a little tool set from IKEA so that I can find a hammer and/or a screwdriver when I want one, and probably other things that are escaping me right now.

From Chris and Tara -- a fabulous Life is Good shirt (one of my favorites, actually) a matching magnet for my fridge, and some cute, cuddly socks that match as well.

From Chris and Natalie - a beautiful coat from Old Navy. It's perfect.

From Math -- a picture frame full of pics of family, especially the kiddoes. He knows where my heart is!

From my sister Val -- a necklace, beautiful pair of diamond earrings, and some Moose socks. That's funny because we have called each other Moose and Ox for years. I know that I will never be able to find Ox socks for her!

And from friends - a multitide of wonderful things. Everyone was so generous and so loving. It really was the best Christmas ever.

The presents, though, are really just the frosting on a pretty incredible cake. When the celebration is about the birth of Jesus Christ, gifts, however wonderful, pale in comparison. But I know He loves seeing the gifts of love that have been shared this year.

5 comments:

Cammie said...

OH my my my! I've been stalking your Christmas adventures via 100% Cottam, and it looks like you all had an amazing time. Sooo many gifts and sooo much family bonding! Wonderful!

100 Percent Cottam said...

merry christmas, indeed! glad you're enjoying your gifts. i loved that you got roller skates!

Nat Lud said...

Sound like ya did alright! I didn't know that surgery 2 was already upon ya. HOpe all goes well. (I bought my mom-in-law fuzzy crocs and she loves them. They are quite cozy.)

Shelley said...

Very nice haul, with the perfect reminder at the end. :)

Good luck in your surgery, you'll be in my prayers for sure! We love you Jan!

Kristi said...

Hooray! You are one blessed lady! What wonderful gifts (roller skates! Yes!) It looks like you guys had one wonderful Christmas together!