Let me begin my post on a tragic note...
Kodak Easy Share Camera
(December 2006 - December 2008)
You were a good camera. We have had lots of good memories together. Births, birthday parties, holidays, soccer games. I am sad to see you slip out of my life. One day you are here, the next you are gone. (Tear...sniff...sniff)
Okay, good news....I GOT A NEW CAMERA!!! My poor family...they have been stalked for the past 2 days while I try to figure out my new slice of heaven. My Fuji Pinepix S1000 isn't your fancy-schmancy-high-dollar camera, but it sure takes purdy pictures. My sweet hubby saw my despair when the old one was terminally ill, and knew that I would just die without a real life camera. I had to begin our Christmas holdays with a ...gulp...disposable! Oh the humanity!!! I quickly realized that this wasn't going to work and was considering all of my money making options (you know, the regular stuff like plasma donation, surrogacy, celebrity blackmail, etc.) so that I could quickly buy the Easy Share's replacement. Lucky, T. pulled through and I have my newest form of torture (remember the stalking thing) in full swing. Okay, enough about that...This was one of my gifts from my sis. You know what, this girl gets me. 7 rolls of gorgeous, drool-enducing, glorious wired ribbon are now in my possesion. I can hardly stand it. You see the really fat, oh, I mean "big boned" ribbon in the middle. It is fantabulously gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Have I ever told you that I am a ribbon whor*.
Okay Marge...if you are peeking at my blog...AVERT YOUR EYES!!!
This is my most favorite gift this season. I took a glass jar with that cute little black metal lid, put some vinyl letters on the front (this is their last name), sprinkled in some fake snow, and added some fun little goodies.
A little coffee...some Starbucks caramel sauce, and a few little treats for my coffee-addicted friend.
This one is for my in-laws. Same idea, a few different things. I made some cheese straws that taste like a really decadent goldfish cracker. I know, sounds like an oxymoron, but they are goooooood! I had something very similar from Neiman Marcus (or "Needless Markups" as my dear sweet Memom calls them) over 10 years ago and the memory of it stuck with me. Isn't it funny how food evokes memories from that far back?...maybe it is just me....I can't remember if I brushed my teeth this morning, but I can remember a snack I had 10 years ago...I smell a problem here....and it smells like cheese!!!! I digress....
Last, but by no means least, I have been waiting since October to get these canvases of my kids made and they are finally here! This is above my couch in the living room. I plan on "hanging" them with some pretty ribbon on some decorative hooks or picture hangers. I just couldn't stand not having them on the wall in the meantime...
Well, I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas with many blessings and miracles all around you and in the lives of you and your families.