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!!!