Thursday, December 27, 2007

Is your husband, boyfriend or significant other lacking in the gift giving department? Have I got a tip for you! A couple of months ago I had a page published in Creating Keepsakes about Mike's lack of gift giving skills. (It really was a nice layout, I didn't harp too much on the "bad" gift giving and mostly talked about all the nice little things he does for me.) Anyway, every since that page was put out there for public viewing he has stepped up his gifting game. This year for Christmas he did so good. Better than I could even imagine! He, by far, gave me the best gift of the year! A new lens for my camera. I was so shocked!

My second favorite gift was an iPod. I love it! I'm in major downloading songs mode right now. If you've got any must have songs tell me please!

The picture is one of my favorite things to remember this year. Everyone was gathered in the living room to open presents when Drew ran in and yelled "Merry Christmas everyone!" When he got a loud reply of "Merry Christmas!" from everyone else he then said, "okay, lets open presents!"

He was very eager to open the first one but after that he was only interested in playing with the new toy instead of opening the rest of his gifts. He did this every time we opened gifts so it would take forever to open all of them. We even ended up taking some home from Mom's unopened.

This present turned out to be the hit of the year. He has been playing with this train track constantly since he opened it on Christmas. He loves it! We love because it keeps him occupied and he doesn't notice all the extra candy laying around the house. The only downfall is bedtime. He doesn't want to stop playing with it!

So after this Christmas we have decided it's time for a new house. We loved our house when we bought it but with a baby on the way and the already massive amount of toys we have accumulated with Drew it's time to find something a little bigger! We have been wanting to buy a new house anyway so now we are on a mission!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We've still got one more this coming weekend and I've got about a million and one things to do before then so I probably won't be blogging till next week. Have a great weekend!


noel joy said...

merry christmas ali! your pics of drew are wonderful! i love them!!!

sounds like you guys had a great time! {{{hugs}}

Ally0005 said...

If you find a great place for downloading songs please pass that information on. I got my husband an iPod for Christmas so we are learning all about it.

Holly said...

Cute pics!
I got an iPod also, but haven't put any songs on it yet. Are you paying the .99 per song..iTunes or what? Can you put songs from your computer on there?

Allison Davis said...

I'm using iTunes and love it. It took about 5 seconds to download them onto my iPod and any time I add something new to iTunes it automatically downloads them onto my iPod when I charge it. I have been paying the .99 per song but I also put some songs from CDs that I have on there too! :)

joscelyne cutchens said...

Yay for your excellent Christmas gifts! Don't you just love iTunes?! I sure do!

Kodi Logan said...

Which lens did you get?

Goodluck on the house stuff. Are you planning on looking in Springfield or are you going to stay in the same area?

Julie, aka Scrapperdays said...

An iPod! So cool. I want one, but always seem to come up with something else to spend the money on. Maybe I'll ask for it for my birthday in May.

I'm glad your hubby got better with the gifts. Mine told me to order the L&B Rail System stuff, so I got what I wanted. He then went to Mike's and tried. He bought me one of those giant book kits. At least I can use it.

Take care, and have a Fantastic New Year!

Latrice said...

It sounds like you had a great Christmas. I'm still trying to talk my husband into the camera thing. I need a new one badly!! Maybe mother's day right?

Holly said...

Allison, have you ever tried LimeWire for downloading cheaper or free music, or is that illegal? My students mentioned it....I haven't tried it yet.

Kate O'Brien said...

Hi there Ali! Coming out of stalker mode to say your Christmas gifts ROCK! Good for your hubby! I have a playlist on my blog with all of my all time favorite songs on it. About 25 tunes. You can listen to the songs on the blog so that if you like any you can download them. I have an IPod too - got mine for mother's day last year and I adore it! One of my favorite things ever. I'm sure you will love yours too! They are perfect for all that late night scrapping when everyone is sleeping and you want to crank the music up. Peace and blessings to you and your family in 2008!