I ordered two Christmas presents from Back to Basics Toys on Nov. 26th but they've yet too arrived and I'm getting a little nervous. I've only gotten the kids 2 presents each (plus a book, I couldn't help myself!) so I really hope the box comes tomorrow or Monday. I've called the company but of course, because we live in Hawaii, they can't track the package. Which means they sent it parcel post and that always takes longer - ugh! There is nothing I can do and I've prepped the kids just in case. I really did want the sewing machine to get here though! I'm keeping my fingers crossed - in the grand scheme of things, a late Christmas gift is really no big deal.
I did however get some FUN mail today!!
An etsy order all the way from England (how she managed to fill orders and get married in the same time frame is beyond me! And did you see her invitations??!!) and a little orphan from Amanda (I won him!)...
I think they'll be life-long friends.
I was thinking Rusty was going to be a stocking gift for my younger son but he and Peanut have taken up residence in my sewing area so there they'll stay. They are both so cute - what talented ladies!! They were snacking on the Christmas pudding last I checked.
And hiding from this little creature...
I was planning on doing some sewing today but have come down with a sore throat and not feeling crafty! I picked up this wonderful movie at Costco yesterday and I have this one from Netflix so I may just spend the afternoon watching them instead. We have a progressive dinner tonight but I'm not sure how I'll feel. The progressive dinner won out over the other party since our kids are invited to it and the other is a fun, but adult-only, party.
I'm so glad I got all the Christmas shopping done...food and all. I picked up the pictures of the kids from Costco and some frames too and wrapped a couple to give my mom. And I found the perfect gift for my brother...at least I think it's the perfect gift. He's so hard to shop for and always seems to know what it is before he opens it. We DID actually used to open the gifts when we were younger and then tape them back up...but now he just has good guesses.
Well, hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. I have loved discovering "blogland" and have been so inspired by the wonderful women (and men) I have discovered here....can't wait to see what's in store for 2008!
***My finger-crossing must have worked because my wonderful postal carrier just came back with the box from Back to Basics!! She said it arrived on the latest truck and was wondering if it was the one I was waiting for! How sweet is she - I had already planned a gift for her so I wrapped it up to give her tomorrow...What a sweetheart!***