For years every time I heard the song "I'll be Home for Christmas" I would cry. It didn't matter who was singing it, it made me cry. I would cry because I wouldn't be home for Christmas, at least not at my home. My parents were living in Germany and even though I was surrounded by family it still wasn't home. Now that my parents have retired I get to go home for Christmas, it's so nice. Now I don't have to cry every time I hear "I'll be Home for Christmas"- what a relief!
Oh my goodness! Santa was so good to me this year. I am so spoiled!
Here's just a small sample of what was waiting under my tree-
This amazing recipe box- hand made by my father. This thing is solid oak and absolutely stunning. It is an heirloom in the making. If I don't ever manage to have kids I'll have to pass it on to one of the nieces or nephews and pray they appreciate it.
I also got this-
These are pockets that were on my jeans when I was about 3 years old. My Mom found them in a box of stuff she had saved. She framed them and they are so cute! I love sentimental gifts. They are my favorite.
I also got a new sweater, flannel jammies, the London cast recording of Mary Poppins, my flag calendar, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pride and Prejudice (the A&E version!) Anne of Green Gables (all three movies), Harry Potter stamps (first day issue!)..... the list goes on and on. I am completely spoiled rotten!
Plus, when I got home today this was sitting on my counter. No one claims to know how it got there. I am overwhelmed!
It's a 22 inch flat screen monitor- WOW!!!! I'm amazed! I wish I could figure out who put it there so I could thank them.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!!!