Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Big Thank You - Holly Bloggy Style

So, a couple of weeks ago there was this huge box sitting at my door. My husband brought it in and forgot to tell me about it. Fast forward a few days later and I finally notice this big ole box sitting by our Christmas Tree. I go and take a gander at it. The box looks very familiar. In fact, I know this box well. It was an American Girl box. I know this because I have two nieces who adored their American Girl dolls. And being such a wonderful auntie as I am, I have purchased many an American Girl item for various birthdays and holidays. Aside: I'm kinda glad this stage is over now that they are both teens because that stuff is really pricey!

Also, I recognize the box because I snatched one of my nieces boxes and use it as my book return box in my classroom. They are quite study.
Anyway, despite my deep, deep desire to rip that sucker open, I didn't so it. I waited...not very patiently, I might add. You see, I am the type of person who loves to give gifts, but I am terrible at waiting to give them away. I'll even say to the gift receiver that I have bought them a present and would they like to open it early? (They usually reply with a "No" because they have better restraint than I have.) Now, this behavior also includes instances when I am the receiver of gifts (like for this occasion.) I've gotta know what is inside that box!

When the big day finally arrived, I opened that huge box. did I mention that it was heavy. Because it was. I mean, for real, what could be in there?

Okay, okay, I'll stop delaying. Here is what I found inside my pretty box.

I loved it. All of my favorite things: Containers, Candy, Diet Soda, School Supplies, and Jewelry. What more could a girl ask for? My secret bloggy santa turned out to be Kimberly from Funky First Grade Fun. Love her!

Thank you, Kimberly. I just adore my gifts. Boy, did I really need a new idea journal, mine is just about full.
You went way above and beyond!

Also, I wanted to thank Caitlin and Sarah for hosting the event and being just amazing!

Hey and this is my 100th post Whoopee!

Happy New Year to Everyone!

I will be at my sister's house eating, drinking, burning Christmas Trees in the bonfire with the big boys and playing Scattergories/Just Dance/Boggle (or whatever they pull out) with the kids. All around family fun for us!


  1. Love your gifts, especially the Swedish Fish...YUM!! =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Great gifts! How fun!

    Happy New Year!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  3. Sorry if ya'll can't read this post. I DO NOT understand why my blog is acting crazy! I've retyped the post twice and it still isn't keeping the correct font and size. ARGHHH!

  4. Super cute gifts!! I thought for sure you were getting an American Girl doll! he he! Congratulations on your 100th post!! Happy New Year!

    Teaching First

  5. Coo present, and a very pretty necklace.

    Grade ONEderful

  6. Oops, I mean "cool" ~ ha ha.

    Grade ONEderful

  7. Hey! I just wanted you to know I passed "The Versatile Blogger" award on to you! :)

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  8. Hello Holly Bloggy Pal!
    Hooray! So glad you like the surprises! I made the bracelet...hope it fits ok. I'm not so good at keeping secrets and I ALMOST had to email you and ruin the surprise myself. Oy...Happy New Year!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  9. Speaking of gifts.... Who has the best sister ever who pre-ordered the new Pete the Cat book :)

  10. CUTE blog. I'm your newest follower! I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out over on my blog. :)