I tell you what, this girl must have been a good girl this past year, as I sure got some nice gifts. I am just so extremely blessed to have such wonderful nieces and nephews. I spent Saturday at brother's house with his children and grands. Sunday, I spent with my sister's (passed) children and grands at my house.
My eldest sister's family is pretty scattered around the country, so don't see them all that much and my brother that is passed - well his kids kind of went AWOL after his passing (which is sad).
But those that are here are wonderful!!! We have always been close, and they are just so good to me. I guess they love me!!!! LOL
It was a wonderful weekend. I had such a lovely time. I needed nothing and wanted nothing, other than seeing and being with family - however, they don't listen!
Here are just a FEW of the neat things I got. These kids all know me!! Pretty containers - boxes and totes (and reusable vinyl gift bags) that I can reuse, lovely smell pretties, old fashioned looking items, ways to save $ and tasty food goodies! I think I have taught them all well!!! LOL!!!!! I have always preached, and gifted useful things and they have always loved it - now they do the same things!
A reusable cloth tote/basket, fire extinguishers, 2 kinds of olive oil, coconut oil. honey/ honeycomb, pure maple syrup, 10 soup mixes, a great coupon book that lasts the entire year for all kinds of places (including Kroger) and yes - a $100 GC!!!!!!!
Just incredible. I also got 3 - 1 lb. rolls of fresh ground sausage (my nephew butchered a hog). I got a pretty sweater and a fleece hoodie, 2 lovely throws, socks, cookies and goodies, and family pictures.
The best part was lots of hugs and kisses and "I love you's". PRICELESS
We had a great deal of food to eat on Sunday - all made from what I had here, except some buns and fresh veggies. I shared a lot of the pulled pork and BBQ meatballs and wienies with my neighbor and his son. I am eating lots of leftovers in new ways this week!!!!
I put away all my wonderful gifts yesterday, the house is cleaned up, trash out to curb and much of the Christmas decorations down. I still have my little tree up and white lights up on the armoire - I love the lights. May just leave them up for quite a while!
I want to thank you to Rhonda T. from Vista CA for the cute card and the most thoughtful gift! It was never expected and not necessary - BUT very much appreciated. Thank you dear.
Today I will be cutting many of my cards. I use the fronts for tags for gifts and for my lists and notes. I will be making up a new meal with pork and maybe freezing some of the leftovers.
I will also be catching up on laundry and then RESTING! This past weekend was exciting and fun - but it wore me out!!!! Guess I am not as young as I used to be! (say it aint so - LOL)
I told you I would show you some of the wonderfully useful and unique gifts I got. I am just so lucky and blessed. These young people really know their Auntie!
I sure hope you all had a great weekend. Are you rested up? Still eating leftovers? Ready to approach the new year with a new outlook?
I will be back tomorrow my friends.
Have a blessed day!!!!