Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Feeling The Love

I was definitely felling the love this weekend! On Friday night when I got home and saw the mail I was so excited! There was a big box from my Secret Santa!! Look at all the things I pulled out:
This is what everything was:
How did she know me so well?! She sent me a glittery bird, bird house, cookbook, candle, book and a sweet card! I think she hit on every single thing I like! Thank you so much Secret Santa! I wish I knew who you were so I could personally thank you. I absolutely love everything and have it all displayed throughout my house. Thank you!
After I opened all those goodies, one of my best friends from 7th grade, came up to see me. She got here about 7:00 Friday night. It is always a few months in between our visits so I was really excited about her coming.
Me and Christina
Before we went to dinner I wanted to open our presents! I guess I was in the groove from my Secret Santa gifts. :) She also brought up my Birthday gifts so there were a lot. Look at the cute things she got me:
She is probably one of the only people who know me so well and it shows! A bird, picture frame and white dishes. Also, she gave me a cute scarf and some notepads. Wasn't that so sweet? Christina, I absolutely love everything and cannot wait to find the perfect spot for it all! Thank you so much! I had the best time with you and I am so thankful for our friendship. Love ya!

65 comments:

georgie said...

WOW your SSS partner sent some lovely itmes! Happy early Bday-Thanks for sharing the pics with us

Vashti said...

Love it all!!!!

Rambling Girl said...

Great goodies! Thanks for sharing all your goodies with us! Merry Christmas!

Tami said...

Great gifts! Cute pic of you and your friend too!

devri said...

wow, I heart that frame and bird.

duchess said...

What a great night. Glad you had such a nice visit.

Darlene said...

WOW...you got some great goodies from people that obviously know you VERY well!! What fun!

Carrie said...

cute stuff!

Inspired Kara said...

Aren't little gifts just the BEST?!!

Emily said...

You got some really great gifts! I love the bird!

julie & joe said...

What a great secret santa!! I love surprises. Stay warm in all this cold weather.

Alex and Jill said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! All of the gifts are lovely...can't wait to see where you display them. :)

Merry Christmas!

JuJu and Family said...

Christmas is starting early for you. Very cool. Also, I love Max Lucado. He's such an amazing author. Take care

Sherri's Southern Style said...

How fun! Sounds like a perfect weekend - presents and good pals!
Thanks for sharing your goodies with us!

A Hint of Home said...

You lucky girl, such cute things.
Can't wait to see what you do with them all.

LuLu & Co said...

True friend, really enjoyed your blog. It is beautiful.

TCKK said...

How sweet! Isn't it nice to have such great friends!!

Alissa said...

Cute gifts! This time of the year is so fun for givers and recievers. Enjoy it!

Alissa said...

Shannon, I love your decorating style and I was wondering if you have any comments or ideas for me on how to decorate differntly etc. If you get some time I would love to see if yo have any suggestions for me. Thanks so much! Happy Holidays.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I love all of your gifts...what is the name of the cookbook you received? I love cookbooks.

Serah said...

Don't you love getting packages in the mail? It's so much fun!

I love that jacket you have on in the picture, too.

4 Lettre Words said...

Your SSS partner did great!

And, so did you! I love all of my items. Thank you SO much!!

Angie said...

So cute!! You got some great things!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What wonderful gifts! You must have a busy month, with a birthday AND Christmas! Fun!
Carrie

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awesome gifts!! Hope you have a great week!!

Leigh said...

Your SS rocks!

Holly said...

Fun stuff! I love those white urn/containers.

Reynie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend!

Vanilla Lavender said...

What great gifts you got! Have a nice week! xo :) Vanessa

Marci said...

I love the white dishes. So pretty! And the sliver bird from your secret santa..so cute. Thank you letting us see your gifts!

Brittany said...

How fun! Don't you just love presents?!? I love that coat you're wearing too!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

How fun!! I just love to get packages. They were wrapped so well and what wonderful things to get! THat polka dot paper-so fun.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Good friends are such a blessing! You got some good loot.

Merry Christmas ~ Amanda


p.s. You know that rug with the presents on it from Ballards? Did you get it this year? I tried to find it on their site and no luck.

Erin said...

How fun! It is great to have good friends. I am glad you had a great time!

Karyn said...

I love how much fun Santa is even for adults. Of course, BFF are even better, I have one from 9th grade- 23years!

The Pink Potpourri said...

wow! those are such beatuiful gifts. you had a terrific friday!

Jennifer said...

How fun!! You got all kinds of great gifts!

lindanuts said...

Jackpot! Secret Santas are the best!

Alissa said...

I have alot of counter space and wonder sometimes what to do? I have some cute things for xmas, but after the holidays I have no clue. Do you have any good ideas for counter top decorating? Thanks so much.

'The H Family' said...

yea!! i made the blog! please let your pepes know that i am prego and not just FAT!! i had such a great time too and LOVE my presents as well!! i was just thinking that we totally should have taken a pic of my car once it was loaded down with all my purchases...that would have been a great blog post! thanks again for having me...i had such a wonderful time! love you TONS!!

Sarah said...

She is a special friend it sounds like--one who brings fun gifts!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Girl you loaded up! Beautiful things.....how fun to have a secret santa;)

Joanna said...

Love all your gifts!

Sit A Spell said...

How fun! That looks like a Gold Canyon candle??? They are great candles...burning one right now!

I have the same little bird that's under your dome. I have enjoyed my visit here tonight and will be back to sit a spell again!

Sit A Spell said...

Just scrolled down and saw a precious little one with a RAZORBACK ?!?! Go hogs go...

bless...shell

the voice of melody said...

Beautiful! Those are all lovely and thoughtful gifts. I especially think the birds (first and last picture) are both so cute. :)

Kaitlyn said...

Those are lovely gifts! You are blessed :).

Cherry's Jubilee said...

What fun gifts! Secret santas are fun to do! You are blessed with such a good friend too...you guys are adorable! Cherry

Southern Fried Gal said...

Cute stuff! How fun to have a Secret Santa!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Wonderful!!

Lora said...

Aren't presents fun?! I love Among Friends' cookbooks and all of your other goodies are great!

Merry Christmas!

Blanca said...

Isn't it great when your friends really know you? She did a fantastic job. By the way I love your little jacket. It's too cute.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yep - we are all wishing for a SS and friend like that. :)

Jennifer said...

What fun!! Secrets of all kinds are neat...but a Secret Santa is too fun!

Brittany said...

That is so cool about the Osbourne's. The whole time we were there, before the light show started, I kept thinking it was something to do with Ozzy Osbourne! I was like, "why would they have a christmas light show?" They were telling the story of the Osbournes and that they did it because their daughter wanted them to and something about buying a bunch of the houses around them because the neighbors were complaining of all of the lights and traffic. I couldn't really hear exactly, but I think that is what they said.

Wendy said...

How fun! Happy Birthday!

HeathahLee said...

Such cute stuff! So, when is your birthday? I'm nosy, so I had to ask! :)

Brenda said...

What wonderful gifts you received! Happy early birthday!

At Home In Georgia said...

What a lucky girl you are to have such nice friends. How fun to get stuff you LOVE! Have fun finding those new homes for them. You both look so cute in your picture.

LuLu & Co said...

Shannon, I just had the best time going through your older posts. WOW! your home is amazing! So glad you liked Believe sign!!!
LuLu

Tamara Jansen said...

I just LOVE getting fun packages like these :) I like the visiting friends even more!

The Berry's Patch said...

Cute goodies! I just love this time of year.

Ally0005 said...

It's always fun getting something in the mail. And to have a friend that knows you so well, that is priceless.
I’m having a give-away. Come and check it out.

Whitney said...

Such fun!
Love your jacket!

Cali Girl said...

haha.. i have always been a night owl. the fact that i can wake up whenever i want helps with this! because i do need a lot of sleep!

hope you have a very merry Christmas!