Claire wasn't expecting much under the tree on Christmas morning, as her husband recently upgraded her treadmill for her as her early Christmas present. But her husband surprised her with an iPod Touch! She gave him a Canon camera, and they've both been enjoying their new electronics ever since!
Elaina's 11-year old son gave her a beautiful pair of earrings. They were special for several reasons. One, he found a quirky pair (one is pink and the other orange) that suits her personality and shows how well he knows his Mom. Second, it turns out that he had to go to a lot of trouble to make sure that they arrived on time for her Christmas morning. Finally, the best gift of all is to see that her son is growing into such a fine young man who cares about others, not just himself!
Ivalyn's husband surprised her with a deluxe Kuerig coffee maker! There is one in the office at her work, and she really wanted one at home... So she is very happy! I think we should all stop by their place for a delicious cup of coffee! ;)
Finally, Shannon's husband showed that you don't have to spend a lot of money to give someone the perfect gift. She is a stay-at-home parent with a toddler, and he gave her two of his vacation days! Two days all to herself, to do whatever she wants! A real luxury in her life these days. :)
I know it's a very busy time of the year for all of us, so extra thanks to everyone who took the time to share their stories with us!
I hope that ALL of you have special memories from the holidays and are looking forward to 2011 ! :)
Photo credit: Flickr Commons - Australian War Memorial Collection