Even though it's over I have to say that it was pretty great, while it lasted. We had family from out of town visiting, some of whom stayed with us, and we had a great time! I just wish we could do it a little more often. Maybe not the presents craze more often, but the family-from-out-of-town-get-togethers... maybe twice a year instead of just once?
And while I certainly wouldn't want to have to endure the Holiday shopping craze more than once a year, I sure have fun with it while it's here. I think the best part is giving someone a really great gift and watching their reaction when they open it. The present from me and my sisters to my mom made her cry (always a good sign), my sister loved what I got her, and the framed picture my husband and I did for his brother was greeted with, "Wow, this is amazing!". Definitely the kinds of responses I was hoping for. I think the best gift is one that you know the person wants but didn't ask for and isn't expecting.
My husband did exactly that. He had to be a stinker and blow our budgets for each other in order to get me two really great things that I didn't ask for because I thought they were too expensive. He went WAY over budget... made me feel bad actually because I didn't do that for him (maybe next year...). ;) But one of the things was a BEAUTIFUL pearl necklace! I had mentioned it to him some time ago and I was shocked to learn he not only remembered, he even remembered what kind of pearls I wanted and the pearl size that I prefered. How sweet is he??? Needless to say I've been wearing them ever since Christmas. Thank you, Babe, I love them!!!
I am such a jewelry girl and I'm so excited to add these to my collection. They make me feel classy, feminine and sophisticated when I wear them. And I love how, like a diamond pendant, they look great with a dressy outfit but also go well with nice jeans and a sweater. A great piece for every girl to own!
Well I hope everyone got what they wanted this year... and maybe more. ;) I hope you all had a great Christmas!!!!