Friday, December 28, 2007

Did you all have a good Christmas? A few days before Christmas, I was a bit depressed and stressed out (with buying last minute gifts, family stuff, and moving couches, which a long story on its own that I'm in no mood to get into now). But, the magic of Christmas morning made everything feel good again. It may sound cheesy, but it's true.
I was very spoiled by my parents this year. On top of getting me a cutlery set, socks and underwear, and two beautiful ornaments (as is the yearly tradition), they also got me THE SILHOUETTE!!!!! I was really, really surprised, and of course, delighted. I didn't think they would get it, I actually thought I was getting pots and pans or Martha plates. But the Silhouette... wow! Patrick set it up for me 2 days ago, and man, is it ever cool. I also got the Making Memories tote carry-bag from Patrick's mom (who had me in the gift exchange), so now I'm all set to transport my scrap stuff to crops.

Patrick loved his gifts from me, in particular the personalized book that I made for him from Blurb. He was really surprised! In case you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, he invented a mythical world a few years ago, and then he made a card game out of it. So I compiled all the rules and the history into a book for him. I think he was really touched by that. And of course, he also loved the mini-book that I made him, which you can see here.

It was actually a pretty low key Christmas, since I was sick thanks to the germ that had been going around the daycare all last week. Normally there is a big party at Pat's house, with all his uncles and cousins, but not many people ended up going, and those who did weren't feeling top shape. It was alright for me since I didn't have to dance or sing karaoke for hours (thank God!).

Then on Boxing Day, I convinced my mom to go to Scrapbook Centrale with me since I couldn't resist the amazing sale that was going on. Plus, I had two loyalty cards filled with stamps (thanks to the Silhouette purchase) and 15$ from a sketch challenge I had won, so I had 55$ right there, and another 50$ from my grandmother. In the end I walked away with over 200$ of products and only spent 25$ out of my own pocket. It was soooooo great!!

This weekend I have to work at the library, but it's not so bad since the girls are planning a crop on Saturday night, so I have that to look forward to. Also, we are celebrating New Year's Eve at Alex and Ryan's new place, so that should be a lot of fun.

Hope everyone's having a great holiday!


Isabelle said...

Happy Holidays to you to Ash, lucky girl! you got a tote and a silhouette! can't wait to see you at a crop sometime (if i can ever get there myself, lol!)

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