Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas and Childhood Memories~

Praying everyone had a wonderful and joyous Christmas with family and loved ones.  We were thrilled to have both of these beauties to spend the day with...

Having both girls home was the best gift of all!  However, I do have to say...Elie made and gave some of the best homemade gifts (homemade bath salts, scrubs and candles-thank you Ashli, you taught her well ;) and Kate braved airport security with a few priceless treasures.  Yes, she was fearful they were going to confiscate the present she was bringing home for me...a beautiful Willow Tree figurine...guess it looked a little suspicious via the xray machine! LOL

However, the most priceless minute of the day was when baby girl opened this present from her big sis and I...


Okay, I know what you are thinking...it's a pillow, it is a pillow in a very childish pattern...she is 19 for heaven's sake!!!  What???

Long story short...she had a pillow as a toddler/child...in the same fabric (Mary Mary by Laura Ashley)...it was a VERY VERY loved pillow (trust me...you do NOT want to see the original!!!)  Her sister and I have been hunting for years on Ebay to find the fabric to make a new one.  Imagine my surprise when a month before Christmas I stumbled upon someone selling the fabric by the yard, brand spanking new!!!  Yes please, and thank you!!!  I had two pillows made (yes, this momma is all about having a back up).  We had NO idea we would get the reaction we did on Christmas morning when she opened that gift (truth be told, I had kinda forgotten about wrapping it and for the life of me could not understand why she was screaming and crying at the same time!) LOL  As they say...it was PRICELESS!  It really is the little things...

Bringing back fond childhood memories.  I pray each of you stopped to take the time to create those with your little ones.  You won't regret the extra time spent!!  

Trust me...this 19 year old had all of us crying!

God Bless each of you in the New Year!!!

6 comments:

Anne said...

Lovely story about the pillow Lauren! Best wishes for the new year:)
~Anne

Leslie said...

Hi Lauren!

I promised my hubby I'd stay off the computer until Jan. 1 but I have a moment of quiet and I'm catching up on my favorite blogs :)

SO glad you had your girls are home and that last picture is priceless. I totally get the pillow thing;) My daughter (now 21) still has her childhood blanket.

Enjoy the rest of your week and Happy New Year!

xxleslie

natasha {schue love} said...

Awww so glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your girls! And the pillow is such an awesome gift! So so sweet!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

How special is that???? The older I get, the more gifts like that mean 100 times more than anything new. I'm glad you had a good Christmas!

Michaela said...

That is SO so sweet. I still sleep with my baby blanket... sad but true :)

Jessah said...

Awe how cute. And so great that your daughters were home with you for the holidays! They are beautiful girls.