Friday, December 31, 2010

Day after Christmas

The day after Christmas we celebrated with Jay's family. You can tell that with each time we celebrated my picture level went down. This was the only one we got on Sunday. I had to get this one from Jay's phone even...Yes, we are pathetic, but I did get several videos.

Nana wrote out some stories about her and Granddad for Cade. This is a picture of Cade reading them to her. It was a neat gift and this was a neat picture of the two of them.

We had a good time with every one that day. We stayed until about 10:00 pm that night playing Mexican Train dominoes. I don't believe I have ever played dominoes, but it was fun.

I did take a couple more pictures today to add to this post. I am at work today and it is so sloooow. I'm counting down the minutes until 4:30 and I can get the heck out of here!!

Here is one of my most unlikely gift this Christmas...a pair of boots from Jim and Sharon. They thought I needed a pair with all of the cattle shows I will be going to over the next few years. What's funny is that they gave Megan money to buy her boots with but actually bought me a pair. Sharon said she knew how I operated and that I would never use the money to buy a pair for myself. After 11 years she knows me pretty well! I got a kick out of that. She did tell me though to go the store and look at all the boots to make sure they were what I wanted. We did that on Monday and I ended up keeping the pair she bought for me. I even wore them for the first time today and every one at work noticed them.

And when you have boots you have to have jeans to go with them. Jay picked me out some new jeans for Christmas. The jeans he bought weren't sold in regular 6, 8, 10, etc  sizes they were in the waist measurements. I think he talked to another lady buying the same jeans and the same time and they guessed my size. He was pretty proud of himself when I tried them on Christmas morning and they fit. So I am wearing jeans and boots today, that I never would've bought for myself, but that I actually like. I feel a little out of character :)

Last is a picture of one of the more thoughtful gifts Jay has given me.  He always does a good job on any gift he gets me, but this year he worked really hard at it.  He wanted something special for all of the stuff that we had been through this year.  We both mentally went through hard stuff, but I also had to go through the physical stuff.  The picture doesn't do it justice, but he bought me a diamond snowflake necklace.  He even found my friend Shelley's number on my phone and texted her about the different ideas he had for a gift.  He wanted something to commemorate the embryo adoption, but yet not be a painful reminder of the 6 embryos we lost.  I think he did a great job.  Yes, I will always remember the embryos, but when I look at the necklace I remember the love and thoughtfulness my wonderful husband put into a Christmas gift after one of our tougher married years. 

And I believe that brings an end to my holiday posts.  New Years Eve is tonight and we have no plans.  This is the first time in years that our church has not had a party.  I feel a little lost!  This is also the first time in several years that I'm not necessarily glad to see the old year go.  I remember when 2006 finally ended we went home after the church party and burnt the calender.  We thought 2007 had to be better.  Three days later we ended up in the ER with Jay - we still laugh about that!  So I guess this year I feel neutral - I have no idea what 2011 will bring for our family but ready or not there is nothing I can do about it.  I guess I will just go home tonight and enjoy the last night of 2010 with my two favorite people in the world, eat some Chinese and play some Wii. Happy New Year everyone.  See you in 2011!!!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Shelley told me today about the necklace, and I had to jump on here and see it for myself! What a thoughtful husband!