Brad and I had a lovely Christmas, and still stayed at less than half of our usual holiday budget for each other. Here are some of my wonderful gifts:
My favorite reading material: New COOKBOOKS! The first two are from Brad, and the next two are from Casey and Ida!
Baking supplies! A four tier rack for cookies (where was THIS when I had gingerbread men all over the house?), pop-up individual tart pan, pre-cut parchment, and a cookie painting kit!
We got some wonderful new ornaments! The Roman Santa and Ballooning Over Europe will be great on the Italy tree.
I also received many other wonderful gifts! A springy red jacket, pantry organizers and "Mama Mia" from Brad, the annual exchange gift cards trip to Chicos with Joy for a new jeans jacket, perfume from Connie, a jigsaw puzzle or two to keep me from eating and spending in 2009, a beautiful top and girasole purse from Ida, a gorgeous beaded wrap and pin from my cousin Palma, a book on Italy from my cousin Gary, and many more treats, goodies, and fun gifts from friends! I must have been very good in 2008!