burke's favorite gifts- books... oh, and aunt leslie's presentsCan you believe that it's already December 28th? December always passes in some sort of whirlwind for me... I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already!
Despite an inordinate number of fabulous and thoughtful gifts, Burke was just not really into Christmas morning this year. I would bet that I will never write those words again. But I think he could've stopped after opening three presents and been perfectly content (in fact, we have all of our gifts for burke still wrapped and under our tree... we're going to spread them out over the next month or so).
Us grown-ups, however, have developed the stamina required for the present opening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Y'all will never guess what Adam got me... well, unless you read the kojo blog. He got me a legit, computerized, programmable, monogramming sewing machine. He spent about ten times his budget, but also came up with a complex plan to fund his purchase including selling things on ebay, using budget from elsewhere and chipping in some money he'd put aside. Weasel. Sweet, thoughtful weasel. I'd never even think to ask for such a gift, so to say I was surprised is putting things mildly.
Hope y'all had a fantastic Christmas!
***I forgot to tell y'all about the kojo blog giveaway this month... as I write this, there are only about 40 entries (including all the new blog followers and blog writeups), so you have a pretty good chance of winning! And you'll win personalized medallion stationary that you could make into much needed thank you notes, or just personalized stationary. Anyway, head on over and enter before new year's eve!!!
Enter dental school prom. There are beautiful people all dolled up and tons of dancing and plates of delicious food. And finals are over. It's fantastic.
I know I told you that our friends went all out on this party, but let me elaborate:
-the drinks deserve their own mention (brandy slush with pomegranates, limeade, pomegranate sparkling cider, eggnog delight, all sorts of hot tea, dark chocolate hot cocoa, coke zero... y'all know how I love drinks and they did it up right!)
-they made favors (paper poppies and bags of chocolate covered blueberries... they even tucked little kirstin quotes in the favor bags!)
I can't wait to show y'all pictures from the amazingly thoughtful surprise party our friends threw for my birthday... Let's just say that they went. all. out. and that my birthday memories of our foray into winter camping in the ChickFilA parking lot are fading fast. Spoiled- very spoiled! Here's a quick preview-
Fabulous, just fabulous!
Thanks to my husband's genius purchase of a tent heater that kept us toasty warm despite subzero temperatures (ok, to be fair, the actual temp got down to 7, but the "feels like" feature dropped us below zero), our First 100 Round 2 at ChickFilA went swimmingly. We didn't sleep much (not because of the cold but because of the people chatting outside our tent through the night), but we got these:
Also, for my willingness to venture into the wild world of winter camping, Adam has promised a beach vacation and that he (and I quote) "owes me for the rest of his life." I feel like those things might be as valuable as the free chicken. :)
Remember when we camped out at Chickfila in April? We got a bunch of free Chickfila, met some new friends, and (this will be crucial in a minute) the weather was gorgeous, seriously gorgeous. Note the t-shirts and shorts and sunshine involved.
But I love my husband... and he thinks this going to be quite the adventure. And there is a decent amount of free food involved. And my mama and dad have outfitted me with Yellowknife-approved gear, which is a definite bonus in this case. I'll let y'all know how it goes.