Sunday, March 15, 2009

Christmas Gifts! (and more Surprises!!)

This week there will be many posts catching up on family and rambling news that I would like to document (since this will become an annual book for us to keep for AA).

Here's the first of many "catching up" posts!

Christmas gifts from Illinois!

We had several surprises over the past few weeks including receiving a box of Christmas gifts from DH's sister Mia. She sent wonderful food gifts: mixes for cakes and beer bread (it was delicious... DH made it last week). Also marinades for our seafood, chicken and steak. Wow! All from Tastefully Simple (which she sells).
The Asian inspired note cards are from Pier 1 Imports - great store; I need to frequent there more often (or their website!).
Aren't these Chinese glass animals the sweetest? Each came with an explanation of their significance in Chinese culture.

AA had lots of fun opening the many boxes but due to SIL's taping expertise, AA had to be focused and very intent on her opening duties.

We received some great gifts for AA while in Maine (February): A Cat in the Hat from Ginny S.; Auntie Jean gave AA two new Ty animals, the Bluebird and Butterfly; the pink Poodle (and some books) from Jean E.; the Elmo building kit is from Nana Ann and the toy shapes box is from Grandma Barbara and Aunt Patti. Thank you!

We also received Valentine gifts from my sister Melissa (her blog is The Maine Event).
So many cute clothes for AA (you've seen these in a few posts this past week) and a new pink bulletin board/photo holder. Love it!

While we were in Maine in February, we had many gifts, so I had sweet Mommy (mine!) ship several boxes back home for us. Also, Auntie M had Christmas gifts for us in addition to the ones pictured above. So we just received the boxes that were shipped - Christmas gifts from Auntie M!

The cutest Boston Reds Sox outfit for AA!!!

AND we had a box with goodies from Nana! Not pictured is a winter coat for AA and a nice L.L. Bean sweater for me! AA enjoyed the new Barney DVD while in Maine and we love the new denim cover for AA's chair!
Thank you!!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

All such wonderful gifts, but my favorite is that Red Sox outfit. Can't wait to see AA sportin that:)

Have a great Sunday!!


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

WOW... what great goodies..
Love them...
Love the cute little outfits for AA..
Have a Great Sunday..

Lisa~~ said...

Great gifts, I especially like the Red Sox outfit. Maisie had one when she was a baby but not as cute as that one.

Mama Duck said...

Wow! Lots of good stuff!

Enjoy your day!

Vivian M said...

Great gifts, love the chair!