I've actually already gotten 2 early Christmas gifts this year. The first Jay was so excited about he gave me the day he purchased them.
On my Christmas list, I'd requested old books. Didn't have to be antique - just something that would look appropriate on the shelves of our make-shift library. I was hopeful that he could get some by the box on EBay for a good price.
Instead he decided to shop local and go to an antique store. Some he bought for the titles - Christian books that he thought I'd find interesting. Some he bought for decoration at a great price - $1 each.
He didn't wrap the box, but told me I couldn't shake it. I ran my hands along the sides (much like Shawn on Psych) pretending my powers are different than they actually are. "Antique books!" I said before opening the lid. Of course the clue was in a big box that I couldn't shake. Nothing else fragile was on my list.
I have to admit though I'm a little disappointed. No doubt this will be one of my best gifts and I've already opened it!
My mother gave me another really awesome gift early as well. She did it though so I could enjoy it. Once again I guess what it was before unwrapping it.
Kenny & Dolly's A Christmas to Remember CD. I was looking for it because its one of my constant Christmas memories growing up. My mom had the record (still might actually) and I remember her putting the record on and us enjoying the tunes.
Of course living in this area, any Dolly CD isn't hard to come by. She and my dad picked it up on Sunday after church and wanted me to have it so that I could enjoy it leading up to the holiday.
None of that was actually supposed to be the point of this post though. I was going to show you my Christmas decorations that I finally got up this weekend. I'm already a little long winded though, so I suppose that'll save for another day.
I know I've said it before - but I'm incredible blessed. With a wonderful family that wants to make me happy, with simple wishes easy to fulfill. With the means to purchase gifts for our family.
I want to leave you with my favorite non-traditional Christmas song. You'll forgive the interpretive dance at the end of the video.
What's the best gift you've ever received? Not talking monetarily, but something that thrilled your soul when you received it.