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December 25, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things (My Presents)

I know Christmas isn't about the presents, BUT my family sure made me smile this year.  

Here are a few of my favorite things from this Christmas:
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My parents got me a laminator to keep at school - yes, I'm spoiled and now have 2 laminators.  :)
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My oldest son gave me the boxed set of Sound of Music.  I haven't seen it in years, but I guess me singing the songs lately made him think I needed it.  


My husband gave me my own copy of this movie.  I enjoy watching it when I'm super stressed - it makes me laugh.  He also wrapped up the box that my new phone came in.  I got it early a month ago.

My middle son gave me this.  He knows I love using my crockpot every chance I get.  I can also see that he wants me to change up the recipes more.  

My youngest son gave me a new pair of slippers.  Mine aren't red though - they're blue.  He wouldn't let me wear them either today - pulled them off of me and put my old ones back on... 

I was also blessed with some gift cards - one to Massage Envy (like I had hoped), and I get to go clothes shopping soon too.  My husband and I also got some date cards from my parents and my sister - so we get to go out to eat (babysitting is included).

I also wanted to share the cupcakes I made for today.  We celebrated Jesus' birthday and had Santa cupcakes (made from Angel Food cake).  They aren't my original idea - I copied from the Pillsbury website.  My version ended up looking like Santa had the chicken pox or measles.  Oh well - they tasted delicious.  
Photo: Some of our Santas look like they have chicken pox.
My version - Pillsbury's looks better

 Merry Christmas!


  1. I love using my Crockpot as well. I might just have to check out that cookbook for some ideas. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday with your family! I am hosting a giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter when you get a chance.
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    1. I just went through the cookbook and now so many of the pages are tabbed - so many ideas inside!


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