Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gifts Opened, Gifts Wrapped

Last Monday, Susie at "Digging in the Dirt" had a blog giveaway…


and guess what? I won! I don’t ever win anything. 

I got my package yesterday and look what goodies Susie wrapped up all sweetly for me…


Thank you, Susie!!  That was SOOOO much fun opening all those little gifts.  If you haven’t visited Susie’s blog, she is one of those people who loves gardening and growing things. *I wish I could grow something.*  She has a ton of energy and is always working on projects of some kind. Susie is also the sister of my very sweet friend, Becky (Looking Through the Eyes of Luv).  Take a moment to visit their blogs.  They’re fun people.

After I opened my goodie package, Kayla and I resumed our task of putting up our Christmas tree.  Kayla LOVES Christmas and Christmas decorations… thank goodness, because she saved the day.  I love having my tree up, but putting it up is not my favorite job in the world.  She made it so much more enjoyable.

I was so happy when Kale and Kayla decided to come for the weekend after spending Thanksgiving with her family.  They got here before lunch on Friday and left today.  We had lots of fun… mostly just laying around the house watching Christmas movies – which the guys thoroughly enjoyed.  We cooked big, instead of going out, and just enjoyed being indoors by the wood stove.

So, now it’s Sunday night and I sit in my living room with my tree glowing in the dimly lit room… all the presents are wrapped and under the tree (at least the ones I have so far)… there are not four, but FIVE Christmas stockings hanging by the fire (we’ve added one for Kayla)…and tomorrow begins the 25 days of Christmas.

I love this time of year!


Morris Family said...

How fun to have someone to help with decorations!! Glad you had a good holiday!

Susie said...

Opening gifts is always so much fun, I'm glad you enjoyed them. Sounds like you had a wonderful day of putting up the tree and relaxing as well. I put ours up a couple of days before Thanksgiving. Now I just have to do some more decorating.

Hope you have a wonderful day Jacquie!

In His Army said...

I'm with you on the whole tree deal--Mario's mom came by the house yesterday and she and I had it up in no time! Mario was thrilled because he didn't even have to get the tree out for me! Nothing...he just walked in teh house and it was all done!

petrii said...

Oh those gifts are soooooo cute!! So fun to win and get fun stuff!!! Oh I love this time of year ~~ love it!!!!!

Hopefully we'll get our tree up this weekend.

Have a Blessed day,

His Doorkeeper said...
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His Doorkeeper said...

I am so jealous of you...tree up and actual gifts under it! Wow!

I haven't even started shopping yet!

What if Christmas was left to men?

Can you say "zilch" ?? har

Becky said...

I've been meaning to congratulate you on winning my sister's giveaway. I wish I had a cup of that hot chocolate with the little marshmallows on top! YUM!!

I'm so glad you got to see Kale and Kayla. I know you enjoyed having your family home for the holidays.

I love sitting at night and looking at our tree. It's always so comforting!

Have a good one girly!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations on the win! And on getting your tree up - mine is another week or so away. :( blessings, marlene

MiMi said...

Congratulations on your win! It is so fun to win something and then to get to open gifts is the best!

I love this time of year, too!

Betsy said...

You are so ahead of the game, girl!! I am impressed. I'm glad you got to spend some time with Kale and Kayla!! And what a nice treat from Susie! :)

One of my favorite things to do is just sit in the peace and quiet with the tree twinkling and glowing. That is so relaxing to me!

Anonymous said...

WAIT WAIT WAIT!!! Who cooked? Hee Hee, love you! Sharon