Last night TEN and I decided to exchange our Christmas gifts. We are both heading out of town on Thursday, and have a birthday celebration both tonight and tomorrow night. We didn't want to just "fit in" OUR Christmas, so we decided that last night was the night.
Louis was very excited, as he noticed the boxes under the tree moving to and fro. He didn't have a clue what was about to happen...but regardless...he wanted in on it!
(please notice the little pink mark on Louis' nose. he scraped his nose while chasing a mouse in the wood pile. silly pups!!)
I just realized that I haven't posted a picture of my tree, but it's especially beautiful this year :) I have a most special ornament hanging right up front!
So wine was opened, and the unwrapping began! Well, the stockings came first, of course...
And then the cards....
(TEN's card to me..from a local shop that makes the most adorable screen print cards)
(my card to TEN. not nearly as creative, but just as cute, don't you think?)
(Louis' card to TEN. Louis always gets TEN a card :)
Finally, the packages are opened!
(TEN is setting up a bar in his home, and wanted some liquor decanters)
(a navy sweater was on the top of his list for Santa!)
(the ol' bash-n-chop for cooking. monogrammed, of course. hehehe...)
Louis was getting a wee bit frustrated, so we let him open a gift of his very own!
TEN takes most pictures "up and down", if you will. Blogger is not my friend when it comes to "up and down" pictures, so we don't have many of me opening gifts. Which, honestly, is okay. I tend to get really excited and make ridiculous faces. TEN smiles handsomely, and I jump around. After I jumped around when I got my BIG gift, I calmed down for a moment so that he could take a picture of me "side ways" for the blog :)
(TEN bought me a tablet!!! i LOVE it. well, actually i'm incredibly intimidated by it. i don't have "touch" anything, so i inadvertently changed the language to chinese at one point. but i'm learning!!!)
(TEN's "BIG" gift was the fish hook belt from Vineyard Vines. he has wanted it for MONTHS, and that's about as long as it took for me to find a size 36. the last one left on the planet, apparently. thanks Molls!)
I also got some serving dishes that I love, a gel eye mask that I asked for AND the most amazing racks for my clothes. NICE racks. I've been contemplating turning the upstairs spare bedroom into a dressing room. But I don't think this is my "forever" house, so I don't want to do built-ins or anything. I wanted nice, sturdy, attractive clothing racks to line part of the room. It's a large room, so shoes would have a place too. And perhaps a chair and dressing table too. Anyway, I've been talking about it forever, and TEN has gotten me started. Woohooo!!!
So that was Christmas at Seersucker Central. TEN and I both must have been VERY good this year :)
I like seersucker. I like boys with manners. Boys with manners, who are honest and kind. I like westie pups. I like pretty frocks and fancy purses. TEN is the one who makes me smile, and together we stumble through life trying to enjoy all it has to offer :)