Monday, January 03, 2011

Christmas Day

Among the gazillion gifts the girls got from their grandparents, they both got trunks full of doll clothes.

My FIL. He is the numismatist. He took me to his favorite coin shop which is also a pawn shop and invited me to pick out some jewelry. I got a really pretty silver cuff bracelet that looks nice layered with another cuff bracelet I own. An egg charm that opens and the most adorable ducky pin you've ever seen. I hope to photograph the pin for you and share it.

C loved all her gifts. Hubs and I scored big with the video camera we got her. She walks along shooting everything - a regular video nerd.

C also scored two ulta-cute purple hats. Hubs gave me a homemade gift certificate telling me I could pick a couple of hats when we went to Seaport Village. I had also told him he could pick out his Fedora. So on our last day in So-Cal we went to the Village Hat shop. Hubs bought himself a lovely brown Fedora. I bought a cute brown cloche with a big flower and I scored big time. Before I tell you what I scored you have to know I have a thing for old man coats and hats. I've worn old man coats ever since I gave up on my old Air Force coats and I love old men hats. I found a Trilby for 28 dollars. Trilbies are very expensive. I was thrilled to bits. I think it was a return because there many others like it for full price.

My BIL opening gifts with his son.

My MIL. She took Hubs and me out shopping for clothes. I got a bunch of new shirts, which I am thrilled about because I almost always hate my shirts. Hubs cleaned up in the pants department.


  1. What a wonderful Christmas! So glad everyone enjoyed giving...such a great reminder of the best Gift of all.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I wish my Christmas turned out a little better. The kids and I got sick. But, we did get a lot of goodies which made up for it! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

  3. Great photo essay--looks like you all had a wonderful time!

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I love that all your gifts are in your homemade boxes. Beautiful pictures!!! Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

  5. More awesome pictures! Merry Christmas!

  6. Wonderful! Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing :)

    How lovely to be taken shopping for gifts, I have only experienced that once in my life, when Karl took me shopping for jewellery on my 21st birthday, i had forgotten how lovely that was.

  7. I love the photos and the gifts look wonderful. Hugs.

  8. What beautiful pictures! It looks like you guys had a great Christmas. I wish you a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :-) You and your family deserve the best.