My parents came with a suitcase full of stuff for us. Things that cannot be safely sent in a care package.
This is my birthstone, aquamarine, set in rose gold and diamonds. Absolutely stunning even though the picture is not that good. I'll try to post a better one soon. I haven't taken it off, yet.
The King got an iPad and the fixin's. WOOHOO!
My dad tossed an ipod touch to the Prince and told him to give it to me because they brought him an ipod shuffle...which was a huge joke because what he really wanted was an ipod touch. so we both got one. This is his face when he realized the prank.
Look at that face! The Princess cleaned up with ALL KINDS of goodies. She asked "Santa" for a set of walkie talkies which she got and SO MUCH MORE. She didn't have room to carry it all back with her. LOL.
Cards and pics and other goodies from other family members, too.
We were completely humbled by the gifts, but were reminded that we haven't spent a holiday or birthday together in quite a while.
After about the umpteenth time of my confessing our thanks and telling my dad they shouldn't have...my dad said to me as part of a conversation, "Stop counting God's money."
Um. OK. I will.
Thanks for that reminder.
More to come...