I am so much like my auntie. She is infamous for not being able to hold on to a gift. I think I am much like her in that I delight more in seeing people opening the things I give them than I am actually opening my own gifts. I love the look on people's faces when they open that gift. How special they feel that someone knew them well enough to get them the perfect gift. I am not saying I am a great gift giver at all, but I do put my whole heart into it.
This year I had spending a lot of time on pinterest and craftgawker finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones. I wanted to make gifts this year because a) I had the time to make gifts this year and b) I think they are more personal. I always loved the gifts that people made for me. I wish I would have brought my sewing machine back with us. But that being said, there really isn't a fabric store that is conveniently located.
I love to give gifts. I wanted to completely shower Beau in gifts this year. We have been through so much this year, and he is the most incredible husband. There is nothing he wouldn't do for me, and he has worked so very hard to get us home as soon as possible. What an amazing gift I have in him, and how the Lord must love me to give me the most incredible love. The deepest love, that I don't even have words to express. I am blessed to have my best friend, my soul mate, my everything as my husband. My cup runneth over.
There were loads of things I wanted to get him this year, but since a possible move is in the foreseeable future, we are bringing as few items into the apartment as possible (save for food). I did cave though and buy a tree and lights. We also had a budget this year for gifts. So...
I bought Beau a bunch of "spa treatment" goodies that I could do for him here at home. (Mmmm...my handsome husband). I of course wanted him to open his first so I could see the look on his face and when he opened it he laughed a little and said to open mine...
(Please excuse how nasty I look, I've been sick for days now)
Beau had made me a gift certificate for my very own spa day! (I love how there is an expiration date ;) ) Baby...
Our first Christmas as a married couple and I couldn't ask for anything more special.
Well, I have taken some Theraflu and am starting to get a wee bit sleepy so I am going to wrap it up for now. Its gloomy and drizzly today, perfect for a cold medicine induced slumber.
In Gods Love,
Beau and Kenz