Here it is…the mandatory post-Christmas wrap-up post. 🙂
For those that were wondering, we DID have a quiet Christmas! We did absolutely nothing except eat, sleep and eat some more. Although the barn raising did not go as planned…
Gingerbread barn FAIL. We usually do this with my mom. Gingerbread architecture is obviously not my gift.
One of my favorite parts of this Christmas was the gifts that my girls gave me. I told them not to buy me anything because I really didn’t need a thing. I encouraged them to make something if they had to give me a gift, though I told them I would be happy with nothing at all.
I loved seeing what creative gifts they came up with.
As soon as I discussed my gift policy, The Youngest locked herself in her room and began working diligently on her gift. I even got yelled at when I unknowingly walked in. It was serious business! She came up with a one part homemade, one part gathered-from-her-stuff gift. It included…
A balloon (upper right) and bracelet (lower right) made out of Bendy Sticks, a chick notepad and sticky notes in my initials, two extra large paperclips and her favorite weenie-dog bookmark. 🙂
The Eldest warned me that her gift could not be wrapped. It turned out to be this…
A hug! I’ll take a hug anyday of the week.
So it turns out that the best gifts really ARE free.