Tuesday, December 27, 2011

love, all wrapped up

i know it's been said that you can't give love in a package but i have to share with you some gifts i received this season that warmed my heart.

my friend, deanna, knitted me these beautiful wrist warmers. i can wear these while writing, typing, and even crafting! each time i put them on, i think of all the work and care she put into making them.

my husband gave me this book about the town where both of us graduated from high school. it is a place that is very special for both of us so this book was full of meaning.

as one of my christmas gifts, he bought me a private concert, via skype, with tristen. she is an amazing, young musician who happens to be very personable. the deal also included a journal and scarf handmade by her!

my sister and her sweet family sent me these earrings. when i was young i loved anything celestial. leave it to a sibling to remember who you are, what you treasure under the layers of age. i am overwhelmed that she reminded me of me.

my stepdaughter gave me this precious bracelet. it is symbolic of so much we have been through but states that love ultimately remains.

and, yes, sometimes it can be wrapped and gifted at christmas.


  1. It is so wonderful that you got just what you wanted - even though you didn't know you wanted it.

  2. Dear Laurie-I just LOVE your sweet gifts....especially those gloves!! I agree with you...sometimes gifts are just so soaked in love and thoughtfulness...you can feel it. Wishing you all the very best dear lady...xxx

  3. Lots of work in those gloves, and what a sweet thoughtful gift from your hubby! I'm sure you recognize a lot of people and places in that book! Drooling with envy re your new jewelry!

  4. i really love those wrist warmers. there have been many times i've wished for those! i'm a musician, and sometimes i play at ourdoor events when it's chilly and it's not great for the guitar playing!

    happy new year!