I hope that Everyone had a pleasant and Merry Christmas! It definitely was a white one.. which I was very grateful for! We had a blast with Maddy this year.. she was a lot more "into" it then last year. Santa brought her her Elephant & Giraffe: Dumbo & Madigigascar [as maddy calls it] and the Little People's Noah's Ark. She was very excited... However she didn't really get up for anything except to see if Santa ate all her chocolate "pencils" (pretzels) she left for him. It was pretty cute to see her face when she ran down the stairs to where we left the plate and they were gone! "Look! He ate all my pencils!" It was cute. I got my Shiloette machine!!! It cuts anything from Vinyl to paper, sticker paper... really anything!
I am still figuring it out.. but I LOVE IT!! I will have to post pictures of some things I have already cut out of vinyl. If anyone wants Vinyl I can do it for you! :] I have been downloading all the cute fonts so I will be ready to go!
Sam got his Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar... it was sure a surprise for him! I have to tell the story because I am proud of how sneaky I was!! If any of you know me.. it is hard for me to keep surprises like that a secret!! I just want to give it right when I get it. Well It started with getting Ella, our puppy. I told him that I would buy him a muzzleloader if he would buy me a puppy. Which he FINALLY gave into. Well then he started in on wanting an Electric Guitar instead. I kept on saying no, because I am mean like that. :] (Hey it took me 5 years for him to give into a dog!!!) Well I was at work one day and I thought, you know... that would be really sweet if I got that for him for Christmas. So the sneaky me that I am, called and said "So one of the security guards at work were talking about Christmas and what our spouses wanted. I mentioned that you wanted an Electric Guitar.. but I cannot remember what kind it was!?" [This conversation with the security guard never really took place! Just a plot to get the info] So he told me:
So I proceeded to find it online... print out the pic and take it to Guitar Center. [This was a Wednesday Night] I told little white lie that I had to stay late at work, and wouldnt be home until about 6. So I went over showed the guy the pic and said.. It is a surprise for Christmas.. please help! I didnt know what amp you needed, etc.. so I called my little brother and had him come over to help me pick everything out. Meanwhile, Jeff wanted a distorition pedel for his Electric Guitar.. So I told Sam the next night we should go and get it for Jeff's Christmas Present. (This is a week before Christmas) We walk in the store, him being all excited to show me this guitar he has been talking about relentlessly AND playing EVERY Monday on his day off. We go up, and what do you know.. the guy who I bought it from just the night before was helping us! He knew and played along, telling Sam he sold the last one, and wouldn't be getting another one in until the first of the year. Sam was bummed, REALLY bummed! I was laughing inside, and just wanted to jump out and say "I GOT IT FOR YOU!!"... but I resisted! So the whole rest of the week, Sam kept pushing the fact that he could order it online and it would be here by Christmas.. I just wanted to scream... what was I going to say to keep it away from him now! But I made up excuses like: "It might get ruined while it was being shipped to us. I would feel better if we had it shipped to the store." and then finally I said "I already bought you a Christmas present, just be excited and happy for it and then we will get you the guitar when it comes in, in January." That seem to suppress his urge to buy it online. Come Christmas Day.. I put the strap & picks in his stocking saying "This is for when we get you your guitar" Alas, when we finally got to my parents house, we were unwrapping presents when my mom brought out this HUGE box [the amp] for sam to open. He was like.. what!? and still kind of not getting what was going on when she brought out the guitar in the case. Then he started to flip out saying "Nu uh!! No way! You were the one that bought the guitar, weren't you!?!" It was priceless! You can see the pics in the slideshow. It was awesome!
SO I apologize for the long story, but it was awesome! Needless to say, we had a good time.. and Maddy of course, thinks Santa should be coming again everynight! We have been trying to explain that he only comes once a year. It was great! Enjoy the pics! [ There are quite a bit!]
Christmas Day Pictures: