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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Homemade Christmas Gifts

We were all outside watching Clark Griswald (hubby) decorate the outside of the house when Zman brought up Christmas gifts. I asked him what he was planning on getting me and he replied "how about I make you a nice picture or something?" My response..."what a homemade Christmas gift...what am I going to do with it after Christmas...toss it in a box with all the other pictures you and Love have made? I want something I can use like a new purse or something (slow your roll folks he knows I am kidding and I love my kids pictures)


Zman-Your just kidding right mom?

Hubby-Zman I think you just came up with a great idea; we won't buy any presents this year we will just make homemade Christmas presents.

Me-That is a great idea!

Zman-What...no real presents? Well just what Santa brings of course.

Me-No we are going to save Santa a trip this year and tell him that we are just making pictures and stuff and there is no need to stop here.

Zman-Ahh man...really?

Hubby-Just think how meaningful it will be; you know the meaning of Christmas is about giving?

Zman-I know I know. But really no Santa presents?

21 comments:

Shorty said...

I love the homemade gift idea, too! I'm trying to make a few to give to my loved ones, but unfortunately I didn't plan far enough ahead to make something for everybody. There's always next year!

Gwen said...

I did this one year for my entire family. I haven't done it since then but I always take Ellie to a paint your own pottery place and she makes a special gift for her teacher & grandma (that we give in addition to the other gifts). It's become a super fun tradition. :) YAY for you teaching the kiddos the true meaning of Christmas.

Maki said...

Aww ZMan.....

Staci said...

awwww poor lil guy!!! lol hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!!

Angie Seaman said...

Hey girl. You better get that weather warmed up before we arrive there on the 19th. Ha ha! No wind -no cold. Not allowed. :)
What part of Florida are you in? Anywhere near Naples?
PS...Were you the Rachel that commented on the blog the other day about moving away from parents? If not, disregard. Just wanted to make sure I knew who I was talking to. Hee hee!

Hugs sista! Hope your Thanksgiving ROCKED it this year.
Angie Seaman
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Angie Seaman said...

Disregard the above girl. I figured out that it was a different Rachel. Hee hee! Thus, I'll spare you having to listen to me answer that question that the other Rachel asked on my blog. HA HA! Can you tell its Monday?
Love ya, Angie

LazyCrazyMama said...

LOL!! that's a great idea :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hey there!!!! Thank you so much for saying hello. And we're both Scorpios too, watch out!!!!!! I would actually be fine with homemade gifts but I would have to convince the boys of the house. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I love this idea too!!

Lindsey said...

Aww such a cute idea!!

I love your state! I wish our winters were like yours, I wanna come back!!!

inland empire restaurant and food reviews said...

Very creative!!!

THE Stephanie said...

Ha ha!! Poor guy... he liked it when it went the other way, but when you turned it around on him, wasn't so good, was it? lol

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Missed you!! I'm back, though :)

...love Maegan said...

ahahahah so great ...I think you taught him a great lesson though....he wants to give homemade gifts but not receive them. Oh kids :)

missy said...

oh no....i assume you are just giving him a hard time!??!!? but i think kids may need that from time to time!!!(ours do anyway) hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Homemade items are GREAT!
Santa's items are ALL homemade at the North Pole!
Coach purses are made at the house of COach... so doesn't that mean they are HOMEmade too... LOL

Kristy said...

That was seriously sooo cute!

dolcechic said...

He has no one to blame, he came up with it himself! ;)

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! I want to see pictures of your house all lit up for Christmas!

The Pink Potpourri said...

lol poor zman :) homemade gifts are a great idea!! they're more original and made with love!

but on the other hand...i did ask for lots of store bought gifts this year :)

Liz said...

Bless his heart, he was probably having a mini-heart attack. :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

cool idea.

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

Kids Kids Kids. Gotta love em!