Saturday, December 21, 2013

Theme Gift: Picnic

Hi!!

I hope you're all enjoying the final weekend before Christmas; eep!  We have a few birthday parties to attend, presents to still wrap, and then we will be ready for Christmas.  I cannot believe how quickly the time went from Thanksgiving until the big day.

My friend Alison {whom I blog about often!} and I exchanged gifts already.  She seriously gives such thoughtful gifts, I almost stress out about what to give her; I kid...sort of! Ha.  Anyway, I just LOVED my "25 days of Christmas gift" last year---each day I had something to open from her.  It was so thoughtful and sweet, and my prego self really enjoyed looking forward to something to make the time pass.

Speaking of, gosh! I keep getting such waves of emotion and memories of this time last year.  I remember soaking up every last minute with my husband and knowing it was the last Christmas just us two.  I also kept hoping she would be here last year and we would have her for last Christmas, but she took her time and came a week late.  January 11th.

Looking back, it was perfect.  And now? Our first Christmas with our little girl is already so magical.  I love watching her smile each morning when I plug her pink Christmas tree in.  We have so much fun giving in, and watching her carry around a gift and then ever so slowly start ripping it open.



Anyway [whoa sorry for the tangent!] I wanted to share her gift THIS year, in case you're still in need of a something special for a friend.  Over the sumer, we'd get the kids together and go to the beach or the park.  She had this awesome blanket that zipped and was just so handy and sturdy--I loved it!  Well, she remembered that.  She also knew how I always want to go on a picnic with Joe and Brooke, but we didn't really have any of the "picnicking necessities".




Voila.


Such a cute idea, right?!  I cannot wait to bust this out in the Spring!  Heck, I've already thought about packing it up and having a picnic in our living room!  But really, I love that I have this awesome set up all ready to go, and it will be like a "new" gift come Spring.



Thanks so much Al!!  You know we are gonna have to go on a picnic now too!!

And can't forget the baby. Thanks for these fun books!!!


5 comments:

  1. we have one of those blankets and love it for the beach! or really when it was nice out i always threw it in the bottom of the stroller and on our walks we'd stop and lay out.. fun lil basket too. I remember when she gave you those 25 gifts of xmas gifts.. that was around the time.. like right after i found you i think cuz i remember getting so excited for your gift and then would wish i had a sweet friend that would do that for me right before i had kenzie haha..cute idea!

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  2. so cute Brooke first Christmas. so cute opening a gift :O)

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  3. Awwww! That is such a fun and thoughtful gift! That's going to be so much fun to pull out this spring! :)

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  4. Such a cool theme for a gift!

    I hope you had a great Christmas!

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  5. I love giving themed gifts, and picnic is actually one of my favorites to give!!

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