I don’t know if I’ve openly admitted this on the blog before, but my love language is GIFTS.
Please don’t stop reading because I’m so shallow.
I felt very blessed with the wonderful gifts I received this year and here are just a few of my favorites…
My lovely li’l sis put together this beautiful collage of her and I from her wedding in August! I teared up – each picture is so precious to me!
My in-laws gave me this AWESOME book. We love to travel and already own the international version of this book, but this one is much more practical and will be a blast to go through as the boys get older and we go on more family trips! I was also super excited to receive a stock pot from them! (Yep, I get excited about stock pots!)
I have never owned a cake stand. Or a punch bowl. Maybe not a big deal to most, but I love to entertain so this 6-use cake stand/relish tray/punch bowl was the perfect present from my parents! It already got used on New Year’s Eve! They also got me this SWEET new kitchen gadget – in my favorite color, of course!
And the present of all presents this year – a Special Edition Keurig from the most amazing hubby ever. It has been used multiple times a day since we’ve been home, and with all the caffeine, my motivation level has gone through the roof! He know how to get a girl a present!
But the blessings of the holidays went far beyond just presents…
81. SIXTEEN days of having the hubby home!
82. Watching my boys wrestle and tackle and roughhouse with Daddy.
83. Hearing the boys talk with excitement about Jesus’ birthday.
84. Time with family we hadn’t seen in three years.
85. Lots of Grandpa and Grandma time.
86. Date night with the hubby while grandparents babysat!
87. Amazing coconut shrimp during above-mentioned date night!
88. Safe travels.
89. Only one of us threw up over this holiday!
90. Watching the boys enjoy swimming as much as Daddy does.
91. Getting together with friends who don’t live nearby.
92. Family dart gun nights!
93. White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies.
94. Laughing so hard I almost…never mind…
95. Time with MY grandparents.
96. Time and motivation to clean and organize.
97. Lots and lots of football.
98. Reading the Christmas story with the boys on Christmas Eve.
99. Ringing in the New Year with good friends.
100. “The Lord has promised us good things.” Numbers 10:29
LOVE the Keurig! MY DH wanted to get me one too, but he sacrificed money that my parents give us every Christmas to buy me a camera. We have good husbands my friend 🙂
I believe some people have a love language for recieveing and one for giving. I am a words person. I have to hear the words. This explains why I got a total of three actual gifts this year. Two bottles of marinade and one bag of PB m&m’s lol I just don’t need anything, nothing I could think of that I even wanted. But I LOVE giving. I think giving gifts is my love language for outward, instead of inward. I would rather give people gifts than pump them up with words anyday. Are you a gift giver and reciever, or do you outwardly show love different than you recieve it? I am always so curious.
I think I’m actually both because I love getting/making thoughtful gifts for people. The hubby is a words of affirmation person as well!
Ok, I totally love that 6-use cake stand/relish tray/punch bowl !!! Happen to know where I could find one too?
I found it on Amazon, but I think they actually bought it at Bed Bath and Beyond!
Girl, my love language isn’t gifts (it’s actually acts of service), but I do LOVE to open a boat load of presents on Christmas morning. I told my husband one year that if he had to buy me a 6-pair package of socks and put one sock in 12 packages for me to have a bunch of presents to open, then he better do it. 😀
awwww… I loved reading this post Erin. Especially all the numbered ones… You are blessed.
LOVE your precious list! Isn’t God wonderful?! 🙂 I have to say #89 CRACKED ME UP! (because I can SO relate!!!)