This is a collection of goodies from so many people! I got yarn from a few friends (do my friends know me or what?) - got a new knitting book, a new yearly devotional & a monogrammed bag & monogrammed basket! I literally said, 'I think you could monogram dog poop & I'd get excited" - I LOVE monogrammed stuff. I already know I will be storing yarn in the basket & carrying yarn in my bag! See that flower on the bag? yep...It comes off... I can wear it in my hair.... I love that people actually brought me flowers for my hair (Dawn, you started that off giving me my first flower of the Christmas season!!)
Ricky got me this watch.... I am so excited to go running for the first time with it (which I think New Years Eve will be the day since it'll be in the high 50's). But this watch is not only a heart rate monitor, which I love & use for every run already, but this has a GPS on it!!! It will be able to tell me my EXACT distance, & my pace... I'm reading up on everything it can do, but it's going to come in so handy when the racing season starts up.
This beautiful bracelet was from my parents. Isnt it gorgeous? And it fits my wrists perfectly - which is funny because my wrists are the ONLY small thing on my body so usually bracelets fall down onto my hands. This one was like it was made for me...
Ricky got me my little snuggy boots because he knows I'm always complaining about how cold I am. If only he got me an extra pair to wear on my hands.... Thank goodness we dont have a cat because they would totally be chasing the fluff-balls hanging off the boots.
And then look at this.... I still smile & get giddy when I see it... I think I heard Angels singing when I opened up this box... its my new flash that Ricky got me. It has manual settings on the back & this particular one even has a built in diffuser & shield that pulls out to bounce the light even more. I.am.in.love. Let me tell you, it makes the camera HEAVY though... But it makes the light look super amazing. Did you see the picture of my dad with the twins? Thank you new flash.
The BEST gift that I wasnt expecting? Julie had one of these outdoor clothes hanger in her back yard & every time I visit, I've always said how jealous I was of it. I love the smell of outdoor, dried sheets & clothing. So, she totally surprised me with my very own outdoor hanger!!!! I am so excited about Spring time coming when I can get that fresh air in my house!!!! I told her I never knew I could be so excited about laundry supplies!!!
(Obviously this is NOT in my backyard... if it were, snow would be drapped over the clothes right now
- but it is what my rack looks like!)
You've already seen the GORGEOUS Cowl in my last Project 365.. & you've seen the beautiful hand-made calendar. So many wonderful things...I am just blessed... no other word for it...
So a BIG Whew... we made it through Christmas! The tree & all the decorations are coming down today. Time to store it all away for another 11 months. Hope you all survived Christmas with lots of memories of family, of laughter, and of good times....
Now its time for a New Year... 2011, here we come!!!!