Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Every year I guess what my Christmas present is, and this year is no different.   Our conversation went something like this.

Gary:  I don't know what to get you for Christmas.

Me:  That should be easy...

Gary:  Well it's not.  I have no clue... you're hard to buy for.

Me:  Well then you must not be paying attention.  I'd love to have a new Ipod Touch  OR an Ihome  OR Itunes gift card. 

 Easy peasy... that's what I am!

Next day Gary proudly announced that he had overcome his 'gifters block' and my present was bought. 
 "You'll never guess!" He said.  

"I'm getting my new Ipod" I said 

"Not even close..." he said.

"Yea... right.." I said. ((giggle-giggle))

The UPS man came and Gary grabbed the package, then hurried back to the garage to 'put my present together' according to him.  'it came in 2 parts' *according to him*...
and I would be so surprised.  

 The very lightweight package got extremely heavy after gift wrapping...  and I'm 99% sure the above box is bricks....  and an Ipod of course.

Oh, the fun we have!  

Right Gary?  

Leaving the office for a week for Christmas break... 
 I'll spend time with family and friends 
and loving on the grandkids.

And on Christmas Eve I'll open my 
box of bricks & IPod Touch.  

And Gracie will discover that the Animal Planet door hanger/organizer that she stumbled across was intended for her. 

*** Christmas is not about the getting of gifts or even the giving for that matter.  It is a time to remember the perfect gift...  Christ our Saviour.  The date that we observe is not exact...  and details of a story that has been passed down from generation to generation may differ a bit...  But the message is the same.  God loved us so much that He sent His own son to save us from our sins.  Only those whose hearts have been changed by His Gift know the true meaning of Christmas.  

Remember Him by treating others the way 
He would treat them.  

Show love, compassion, and forgiveness. 

 Discover the true meaning of Christmas. 


  1. What fun you two have! Love the fact that the gift got heavier after wrapping!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Bobbi. Such a blessing to have met you through blogging. Hope Gracie enjoys a special treat from Santa.

    Share lots of pics of the grands, ok?? They are so sweet.

  2. Merry Christmas to you all Bobbi!... Tessy sends Gracie big Christmas kisses too... xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy

  3. Merry Christmas to all of you!
    I hope the IPOD is in the box

  4. Merry Christmas Bobbi!
    Everyone's a child at Christmas
    and it's fun to guess "What's in the box"!
    You've got to be sure to come back
    after Christmas and tell us if you were right. LOL

    Merry Christmas!

  5. I love your closing - - -"Remember HIM by treating others the way HE would treat them." That is beautiful and a great application to show our gratitude for HIS gift of salvation and eternity with HIM.
    Enjoy your Christmas with family. I know you will because from your posts, it's obvious you love every minute with them. Tell Gracie to find a quiet corner in the closet and nap through the children's visits!

  6. Extremely well said, Bobbi! I can't wait to see your gift!!! I hope you have the best Christmas EVER!!! And something tells me that you will, because there's nothing like a little Summer right in the middle of Christmas!!!

  7. Bricks, huh?? hehe! Y'all are so fun....

    love the pic of Gracie "snooping" out her present....


  8. Hehe, we like to have fun like that too! And, Amen to the last part!! Merry Christmas fom all of us at Hoodshappenings!

  9. Oh Bobbi, I hope you get what you want for Christmas! My Hubby and I started last year NOT buying each other gifts but taking a nice trip! I love to shop but he DOES not like it at all and waits until the VERY last minute!

    Show love, compassion, and forgiveness... perfect advice to ALL of us!

    Have a blessed and Happy Christmas! HUGS!

  10. Merry Christmas to Gracie and her family!

    I really appreciate your posts!

  11. Bobbi, Wishing you and your family the Merriest Christmas ever!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and voting for your favorite gingerbread house. The kids had a lot of fun doing them (although one got a little frustrated at one point when some of the decorations fell off the house) and I just enjoyed watching all the fun. Plus photographing the whole process for posterity. :)

  12. Hi Bobbi, You sound just like one of our sil's. I do hope you are very surprised though. May you have the most joyous of Christmas's filled with love and family.
    Hugs & Merry Christmas.

  13. Oh, aren't you cute! You will just have to wait and see what your got. I love your closing statement. you are so right...Our gifts should be the love we have for each other. Have a Blessed Christmas and a bright new year.
    Gracie is darling. We love our fur babies. I am your newest follower. Stop by and say hello.

  14. You and Gracie have touched my heart. I enjoy reading about your adventures. From my home to yours... I'm wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. And a blessed New Year.


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