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Yay! It sounds like everyone had a great Christmas! I have to say I got pretty spoiled this year....


From DH:

iPod Touch

Prada perfume

waffle iron (I've been wanting one forever!!)

iTunes gc

Blockbuster gc

Target gc (came with the iPod)

Yummy candle

Justin Timberlake - FutureLove/SexShow dvd (I'm ashamed to say I begged for it...and he apparently had to go to a couple different stores to find one. He said wandering around asking for a J.T. dvd was a lot like being on the tampon aisle. Lol!!!)

Scratch offs - I won $9! lol! Woohoo! :-)


From everyone else:

A place setting of our china

a couple bottles of wine

Some yummy coffee

Bourne movies on dvd

Super cute cookie jar filled w/ candy from my mom


Big blanket for our bed

set of ceramic angels (actually kinda cute.)

Starbucks card

stationery stuff/desk stuff

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Originally Posted by beachbride View Post
So, one of my favorite presents, we just got back from FI's sepdad's house and he took a picture of us and he has this machine that carves the picture into wood, it is so awesome!! We made 2 others while we were there for FI's best friends family (the son, Amos' best friend died 2 years ago) so we made 2 pictures for them!! We are about to go give them to them, I can't wait to see their faces!!
I will try to take pictures of them
I can't wait to see the pictures, that sounds so neat!

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Ok, Matt and I didn't really do anything for each other, but we are working that out now. Since both our birthdays, our 2 year anni and Christmas are all at the same time, we decided to do one large gift for each other. He is going to pay for my laser hair removal and I will probably get him a few things - a razor, tint his car windows, a gaming system.


For gifts given, I had my bro in our family pollyanna and I bought him the Ipod Nano. I had Matt's sis in their family polly and I bought her gift certs to 2 restaurants, 2 bottles of wine and I made her babysitting coupons for her 2 little girls.


I made Matt some pretty raunchy sex coupons as well. That was his fave of course. Who knew they had such dirty fonts out there?!


I went a little crazy making things this year, so here's my list of things I made for others. I will have to get pics and post later also.


For my niece (Bronwen) nephew (Liam) and Matt's niece (Gwen), I made heavy babies from scratch. I never even sewed before, so it was quite a feat. Click the image to open in full size. Blue for Liam, Red for B and purple for Gwen.


Gwen has a little sis about 3 months old, so I made her a stuffed patchwork lizard. Which would've been really cute excpet I accidentally sewed the eyes to the tail instead of the head, but by that point, I had been sewing for hours and said "she is 3 months old she'll never know!!!" I made a stack of handmade cards for Matt's extended family pollyanna and a little organizer to put them in. I made dog biscuits for all the dogs (we have 9 in our family), and I made soap to give to people as we visited their houses! I thnk that about covers it.

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Originally Posted by Christa View Post
Guess what else I got for Christmas?? A freaking bladder infection. UGH, it just hit me while I'm sitting here at my desk. Can I go home now?
The doc tells me I have a Kidney infection - Merry freakin' Christmas! rant.gif

Besides that, I had a WONDERFUL Christmas!! I also got very spoiled. bunny_4.gif

Here's what I got:

From FI:
- 12 wk old Westie puppy (I got to go pick him out on Christmas Eve)
- Purse
- All the fixings to make my favorite Holiday drink - Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha (with the red sprinkles and everything!) plus my own giant mug to have all year round.
- Simpsons Movie
- Rihanna CD

From Dad:
- $100 Gift Cert to Pier One
- $500 Gift Cert to Best Buy for me and Martin which was a BIG shock! Now we get to buy our Wii whenever they come in stock and I can get a new digital camera too!!!!

From Everyone Else:
- Baking Supplies (including 3 pans in honor of my first Carrot Cake from FMIL)
- Vanilla Concoction w/Vodka (also from FMIL - yummy!)
- Cute Ornaments that say "Love" on them
- $220 cash (need this!)
- $50 Guess Gift Cert.
- Cool Seashell Wall Art
- Collection of Starbucks' Hot Chocolates & Teas
- Starbucks Gift Cert.
- Bottle of Grey Goose
- Tons of stocking stuffers

I gave Martin a bottle of Johnny Walker Black (his fav), a nice shirt, Superbad DVD, Extended Battery & Memory Card for his Motorola Q and a $25 Best Buy Gift Cert.

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I was pretty spoiled this Christmas too.


From FI:

Pink Topaz bracelet w/small diamonds

Portable Bose Sound Box (Mom chipped in too.)

Lots of lotion (Which means lots of back rubs.)

$15 I tunes gift card



$50 I tunes gift card

$25 Macy Gift Card



A bunch of little stuff.



$40 framing gift certificate



$25 Movie theatre gift card



$465 Bonus

$25 Target Card

4 Thrashers (Hockey) tickets

$50 Spa Finder Gift Card



And a bunch of other little things. I am spoiled rotten!!!

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wow all of you girls scored this year (except for the kidney and bladder infection)

I didn't throw up all weekend, that was my baby's present to me.

DH got me an external hard drive for my computer

My mom got us a Garmin and her boyfriend got us a dyson

My dad and his dad sent money plus my dad got us new phones

I got some gift cards. I have already bought two things, I got two diaper bags from Nordies and Crocs from Macys.


other random little things, but our families have cut back a lot in the past few years and I was way too sick to do any shopping this year.

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We tried to keep our Christmas really small this year, and between the two of us I think we managed, but our parents went out and spoiled the heck out of us.


From DH I got a great new jewellery box in a dark wood, Slash's biography, a miniature die cast metal Sandcrawler (I'm a teensy bit of a Star Wars nut), The Star Wars Christmas Special on DVD (homemade by DH), fleece pjs with penguins on them (love penguins!), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End on DVD, and a pile of chocolate in my stocking (dark chocolate Lindor balls would have to be my favourite).


From MIL/FIL/SIL/BIL1 and BIL2 I got The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (if you haven't read her first book The Lovely Bones, please do, it's amazing!), a battery powered cookie press (I absolutely LOVE this thing! makes cookie baking soooo much easier!), a McFarlane Slash figure, $50 gift certificate for Smart Set, a homemade R2D2 keychain, and a compilation cd/dvd of pictures from our family Hawaii trip in 2006 (it took a while to get everyone's pictures together).


Finally, from my mom/dad and brother I got a salad bowl set, a spice rack, the book True Evil by Greg Iles, a cupcake/cake carrier, Godiva chocolate, and a set of gingerbread spreading knives.


Definitely a great Christmas, not just because of the gifts but because of how great our families have been to us. woot.gif

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here is the wooden picture that FI's stepdad gave us. He is going to make one of our engagement pictures for display on our guestbook table for our wedding.


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couldn't get a great picture, but you get the idea...

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