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December 25, 2006

Wow! We cleaned up!!

Well, I cleaned up!! My hubby went over and above with the gifts he got for me. I am still blown away! Usually, what we do is fill out order forms from catalogs we get, then give them to each other during the summer. All we have to do is order and wrap....Well, Brian went out and shopped this year and shocked the absolute socks off me with diamond drop earrings, which he placed in a beautiful Celtic-designed round jewelry box. Not to mention a sewing machine! AND he got me this mixer thingy and software into which I can plug in the turntable to the computer, and make mix CD's FROM MY RECORD ALBUMS, 45's AND TAPES!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! Cause I've been lamenting that I have literally hundreds of vinyl, not to mention about 600 hours of live Grateful Dead tapes, and no way to transfer them to CD's. He also got me the book "Eragon" and the 40th anniversary edition of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Also, a whole bunch of craft stuff, craft books & colouring books, a silver thistle design barrett, and a Celtic celestial cross pendant. And a gorgeous stained glass Celtic design table. Needless to say, someone's gonna get lucky later today! tee hee hee
The stuff I got him pales in comparison; mostly books, DVD sets of his favourite shows, some Weyerhaeuser gear (hat, knife, tshirt), an autographed photo of Emmy Rossum, and this hilarious infrared "shooting gallery" that has a gun that shoots an infrared beam at a plastic log and has "bottles" and "cans" that go flying when you hit the target.

Here's the tree with the gifts, as seen at 8:15 a.m. today.
And the stockings. Pepper and Sagan got a bunch of rawhide chewies in their stockings. We never know what to get for stocking stuffers so we just do lottery tickets. I won about $21, but Brian only won about $7.
Sagan's first Christmas with us. We adopted him on 1/2/06. He's already destroyed one new toy in less than 2 hours.
Little Pepper with her new BoBo squeaky toy.
And the aftermath....
Isn't this table just gorgeous?


  1. Anonymous3:59 PM

    You deserve all those lovely things after the awful week you've had...

    I hope the power company will pay for them all.

  2. I loved the photo of you and Kathleen!! Wear that Ramones shirt proudly! Oi!!!

  3. Anonymous10:03 PM

    Ja. I got her the vintage one from Hot Topic. She almost bought a similar one, but I slapped her hand and told her she had spent enough.

    The Deadhead shirt rocks.

    We're buying each other band tees... hmmm...

  4. Anonymous5:37 AM

    Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  5. What a great Christmas you must have had. And bless the doggies.

    Please tell more about the table.

  6. I love that table!! Sounds like you had a fabulous day :)

  7. I wanna see a pic of the diamond earrings... of course!

    glad you guys had fun... good for you

    lotsa luv ann xxxxxxxx

  8. sounds like a lot of fun. and like a lot of presents! ;)
    hope you'll a have happy new year, too. wish you all the best.