Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Gifts and Thank You’s

This was the gift our middle son and his wife sent us. It is a basket with 7 bean soup mix, sausage, cheese, crackers and three packets of individual soups.

Well, this is what the soup mix looked like when it was all fixed.

And it is WONDERFUL. The package makes servings for 10 – 12 so we have several meals in the freezer also. We were to add Kielbasa, crushed tomatoes, onion, green pepper and either a smoked ham hock or smoked turkey leg. Would you believe I had a smoked turkey leg in the freezer? And this is one of those all day cooking soups so the house smelled wonderful for several hours.

Our youngest son and his wife sent us this beautiful lamp.

She works for a Swedish shop and when we visited there last August both DH and I, separately, commented on this lamp. As we were leaving their home they handed us a shopping bag and told us it was our Christmas gift and we were not to open it until then. Well, I was very good and stuffed it in the back of the closet where I store the gifts I am going to give and didn’t touch it until Christmas Eve. We have decided that we are going to put it on top of the quilt cabinet where we can see it but it won’t get knocked off.

My sister knows I collect owls, mostly glass owls . But she also knows that I like unusual owls and I love unique hand made things. She found this last February and saved it to send to me. It is made in Mexico. The wooden carved owl is covered in beeswax and the beads are pressed into it. Isn’t it neat? It is currently sitting on the windowsill in my bathroom.

DH’s sister, from the cold of New England, sent Dunkin Donut’s coffee.

She knows how much we love coffee and DH cannot pass a Dunkin Donut’s shop when we travel out of the South.

Thanks to all our family for the wonderful and thoughful gifts. We love you.

This is the first time I have “scheduled” a blog to post later. When this posts we will be on the road to central FL. We will be visiting my mother and celebrating a late Christmas on New Years Eve. And then on to the Outback Bowl in Tampa on New Years Day. I am all packed and ready to go.

Happy New Year everyone!!


karenfae said...

happy New Year to you - have a good trip to Florida and fun at the game.

Zlaty said...

You got some lovely gifts! Enjoy them and Happy New Year!

True Blue Nana said...

What cool gifts! Our son gave us coffee for a year last year and we loved it. I love the soup idea too.

Lurline said...

Very different and a lot of fun! Happy New Year!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Pat said...

Enjoy the bowl game and I hope that whichever team wins, the other one of you is gracious about it....LOL Lovely gifts you received, also.

Wilma NC said...

Nice gifts!!! Happy New Year.