Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all ring in 2009 in the way you like best. We don't have any plans this year, so we will probably throw some steaks on the grill and open a bottle of wine. Low-key IS our style.

Christmas was great. The kids got everything they wanted and more. And the adults got lots of cool stuff, too. Rock and I bought ourselves a new tv, because the one we had was so old that we had to use a converter box in order to plug in a DVD player! I seriously think I bought it in college. So we replaced that.
And Rock and the kids gave me a gorgeous amber locket necklace that I have
barely taken off since I unwrapped it.
And I made a commitment to use the amount of money that my dad usually gives me for Christmas to send toys to needy children. And I spent every dime, plus a little more. Which made me feel really good.

8 comments:

Alice said...

that necklace is SO GORGEOUS!

we nearly gave my mom a heifer.org donation in her name for xmas, and ended up going materialistic instead... and now i'm really bummed about it. i think i need to save up this month for some good charities and give a bunch.

Pickles and Dimes said...

I LOVE that necklace. I'm a huge fan of amber. Love it!

Shelly Overlook said...

You must have been a VERY good wifey this year. Go Rock, that necklace is beautiful!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

The necklace is beautiful! And what a wonderful thing to do with the money your dad gave you. Have a great New Year!

Shelly said...

Thank you, Alice. I love the necklace! Well, we were spending so much on ourselves this year that I felt guilty.

Shelly said...

Thanks Shauna - I love amber, too.

Shelly said...

Shelly - HAHAHA!!!! Well, I try. Thank you!

Shelly said...

Fiona - Are you back?! Thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family!