December 24, 2012

The gifts in gifts.

This year I was blessed with a secret Santa who bestowed upon me a sweet gift everyday for the first 24 days of December. I'm pretty sure this secret Santa was hoping to smash away the Christmas crabbies that I get each year....and it worked. 
{Let's not mix up those Christmas crabbies with some sort of STD. Ok?}

I've been lucky enough to have more than the obvious gifts this year. you know, my people, my friends, my furry babies.

I know I am a lucky girl. I just need to stop every once in a while and remind myself. 
I have  the sweetest of friends. Those who go out of their way for little old me. 
Even when I'm coming down with the crabbies. 

It only took us about 42 seconds to figure out who my secret santa is.....and I only wish I could have brought her 24 days of joy as she did for me. 
Next year, we are thinking of doing something special for know, like TP-ing her house with Christmas Toilet Paper. 
If only they made Christmas toilet paper.

She and I celebrated her birthday this week and I confessed that I now expect gifts to unwrap each day.
She's created a {Christmas} monster.

This is the first year that we've not hosted a Christmas cocktail party. It kind of makes me sad, but then again, I can't imagine where we could have fit it in. December has been a whirlwind, in a good way.

Today is the Eve of Christmas, and the Coach and I are both working part of the day.
We are hosting dinner tonight for lasagna is already prepared and my FIL is doing a big deal of our dinner too. The girls have a list of things to do including baking a beautiful cake.
I'm hardly stressed and that is very unusual.

{I'm thinking of taking my pulse to make sure I'm actually still here.}

It will be a gift for me if I come home to a tidy house with a beautiful cake baked.
I'll let you know how that works out.

Merry Christmas and please enjoy your family and friends...they are the real gifts in life.



  1. Here's to good friends, family, furry babies, a clean house and cake! :-) Wishing you the very best at Christmas and for the new year.
    Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

  2. They certainly are!

    I hope your holiday is a wonderful one.

  3. Oh what fun!!!! I love the 24 little gifts. is the link you have been looking for- Christmas toilet paper-....who knew?

    lol Merry Christmas- xo Diana

  4. I hope you have a magical evening with your guests and a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas gorgeous!! Hope you and your family have a fabulous celebration! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  6. what a treat; 24 little gifts!
    wishing you and your family and wonderful holiday season.

  7. Wonderful gifts... What a great Secret Santa you had!!!!! A girl could get spoiled you know!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm sure that the party was WONDERFUL.

  8. What a lovely lovely friend! I hope you and your family have a great day today! Merry Christmas

  9. Good Morning, Suz,
    I'm stopping in to get caught up with what's going on in your world. Your girls look as darling as ever. Enjoy the time you get to have them together!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love the Secret Santa gift bag for every day in December! I hope you have a chance to relax and enjoy some time for yourself during the busy holiday season!

    Take care, ~Natalie

  10. Merry Christmas! What a fun batch of gifts! I did the 12 Days of Christmas for a friend...we wrapped them up and left them on their porch, rang the doorbell and ran...for 12 days ending on Christmas Eve. We had a blast doing it!

  11. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! I would get the Christmas crabbies if I had to host a party every year :)

  12. you made me cry, which is weird, cuz usually you only make me LAUGH! i love how you lined them all up and then kept them safe in a basket :) treasured. your friendship is one of the beautiful treasures in my life.... sans TP!!! love you!

  13. I like the concept of a gift per day! Stopping by to wish you all a healthy and happy new year. Love you!

  14. The 24 gifts is a great idea and I am unashamedly going to steal it. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year to you, your family, and the furry ones too!


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