I must have been especially good this year! I got some AMAZING running gifts this year. First up...
Jill from Run with Jill hosted a blogger gift exchange. It was a Secret Santa kind of thing... I thought it was a great idea and decided to participate. I got paired up with Michelle from Runn Princess Runn. I perused through her blog and quickly noted that she LOVED Lululemon. Easy... I ordered her a giftcard and she received it with a couple of days. She sent me a message and said she was SO EXCITED when she saw it!
I checked my mail everyday waiting for my Secret Santa gift to arrive. Anyone who knows me knows I do not this. I'm lucky if I check my mail twice a week. Nothing exciting ever arrives... except bills. A week went by... no gift. I was starting to think I wasn't going to get a gift... until the door bell rang one afternoon. I was napping (hey... it is Winter Break from school... and I need my nap!). I thought about just ignoring it, but I decided to go downstairs and check the door. Luckily I did. The mailman left me one of those notes stating I missed my delivery and would need to go to the post office to pick it up! Even luckier is the mailman was still in his vehicle in front of my house! I picked the package and realized it was my Secret Santa gift. So excited! I quickly realized why it seemed like it took forever to arrive... because it came all the way from SOUTH AFRICA!! No joke. How awesome is that?!?!
She made me a notepad with a cupcake and my name on it! It is SO AWESOME!! I don't know how she did it or how she made it look so cool.... but I love it.
Next up... my awesome buddies, Kaplan and E-Rod, and I decided to exchange Christmas gifts this year. E-Rod got me a new 7-quart slow cooker because she knew my last one took a dump.
|Ignore the dirty countertop|
My dad surprised me with my first wireless (bluetooth-capable) headphones.
Last, but certainly not least, my husband and kiddos bought me something I've been wanting for several years.... A Kitchenaid stand up mixer!!!
I hope the holidays were fantastic for everyone!