Wow, what a busy two days!
After a slight mixup on Christmas Eve, where I thought my mom was going to be with her sister and my cousins, and they thought she was coming out here, and I found out she was going to be alone( which I might add WAS NOT going to happen) I asked her out here. Her and her dog Tipper. He and my two schmutzes get along great. However we had another two additions to this festive time, that added to the craziness and fun.
My MIL Sue and her new puppy Sadie. Sadie is a 6 month old mini rat terrier. Her new Indian name is Little Pain In The Butt... her nickname is Hyperdrive. Unfortunately for ya'll my camera is not wanting to give up all the pictures I have taken this week, but never fear, my DH will fix it tonight or tomorrow and you will get to see Sadie ( if we can pin her down long enough to get a picture that isn't blurry), and other pictures.
Christmas Eve Chris had to work , but only half a day. Once he got home we all visited, watched movies and ate. We had a great time, and after we had what we considered dinner ( we had ordered 3 dzn tamales - then went to the store and bought anything that just even looked slightly good - so we had a smorgasbord of sorts) we opened family presents.
We all loved everything we got. Nicole made out like a little bandit and is very happy with her haul.
Alot of you hoped, wished and asked if I had received my Open Hearts Necklace.
Now I will mention here and now that when I posted the picture of the necklace , I could only find the one of the 1/4 carat diamond one. I didn't even know it came like that, I just wanted the pretty silver one I had seen advertised.
However, when I went to open my present from Chris, he handed me this huge box - not a tiny jewelry box. It occurred to me that with my hubbys twisted sense of humor, that there actually could be a tiny jewelry box in all those huge boxes.
I was not disappointed.
He had wrapped the outer one very pretty , all glitter and bows. And tape. Lots of tape.
He sat in the corner chair laughing. Everyone was looking and waiting. And laughing more when I came across yet another box. He had also stuffed a ton of newspaper in it. So I had to dig.
Finally I came across another wrapped box. I opened it and found a very pretty top, that goes great with my black slacks. Then I found another tiny box. Small enough for a jewelry box.
I opened it , and a bit teary eyed I found my other present. The Silver Open Hearts Ring.
Chris quickly explained that he had called and gone to several different Kay Jewelers and that they didn't have any more necklaces and the last one he went too only had the one ring left. He said he nearly got in a smackdown to get it too. Apparently the rings only come in one size and after purchase you get it sized - so till then I'm wearing it around my neck with my locket.
I couldn't have been happier. I also received three books, perfume, a new nightgown, and pink jammies. I also got a shirt and sweatshirt fromt the Grande Hotel on Mackinac Island. I have always wanted to go there, and this past fall my aunt and uncle did go there.
Anyway, a wonderful time was had by all. Chris had to go to work this morning, but isn't working this weekend. My MIL and little Sadie is still here, probably till tomorrow. Our dogs aren't sure of the puppy but they are tolerating her. We can also take great comfort that NO ONE will ever be able to get into my MIL's presence /house without her knowing it. So she has a great watch - dog. She's only 8 lbs - but there is alot of fierceness in those 8 lbs, lol.
I hope everyone had a wonderful time as well. I promise to flood my blog with pictures soon.