Saturday, February 12, 2011

Santa and Mrs. Claus

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 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...


Anonymous said...

Shut up! That necklace is stunning. A beautiful necklace for a beautiful woman!! Girl you rock that thing!! hahaha
Looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for sharing!

Mom said...

Sooo much fun to bring things that made you all light up! The necklace is almost as beautiful as you....almost. You need to know how much you are loved by your family and friends. We appreciate the sacrifice you and your family are making to change this world. No one who hasn't been there can know what it has cost you, but we love you 4 because you are doing things we cannot do. The doodads are just to remind you that your Daddy loves you, and Big Daddy does too!

Yo Mama said...

Oh my! The verification word for this port is "ferted!" Take it and run with it! Teehee

Terri said...

How wonderful that you were able to have this time together and that you got to be spoiled just a bit by those who love you. I love all the wonderful pictures of your beautiful smiling faces! I so wish I could be there to hug you too!