I have to say that I love Christmas so much. I love giving and I try to put much thought into what I give. I loved that my husband gave me things that were so "needed" and practical. Yes, I got a new vacuum cleaner and I love it! He listened to me and I got things that I had mentioned throughout the year that I would like to have. I was so surprised that he remembered. I love this so much about him!!!!!
The kids gave me the PERFECT gift. It was something that I will TREASURE for the rest of my life.
I have told my kids that a true gift is not what you pay for it, but the thought and meaning behind it. Giving someone a gift from the heart is the ones that matter most...
This is the front of the book- UGLY PHOTO BOOK
My kids had a bound book made with hundreds of photos of our family over the years. My kids know I won't throw away photos just because someone thinks they look "ugly." I am so happy I have these "less than great" photo of each of us. Hey, don't we all go through a awkward phase in our life? I LOVE and treasure these photos. I laughed so hard and the entire family enjoyed the book.
The introduction page-
Here are some photos:
I love McKay in her dance "outfit" and who doesn't want to remember wearing diapers... right Ty? Sorry about the bowl cute Tyler. Forgive your mother!
Halloween photos, my niece with no underwear on (Shelley is holding her) and Zach with no front teeth...I loved the comments they wrote with the photos.
Yes, that is me in 6th grade. Okay... I know I look like a boy. The crazy thing is how much little Ty looks just like I did. He does not like me saying this!
I love all of these memories... LOVE! I am so thankful that I took the photos and captured these "cute", silly moments. Gentry was being potty trained in the top photo. She was loving her training underwear. See what a good mom I was to take this photo. ha!
This is the back of the book...
The kids wrote- We're not so bad anymore...
THANK YOU kids for my sweet gift. I love it so much and I'll continue to take photos everyday until I die.
I bet each of you could do the same book, right?
Hope you have a great weekend! I am hosting a party tonight at my house with my husbands high school friends and the wifes. I can't wait!!!!!