12/5/09

all i want for christmas...


it's been harder than usual this year
to think about what i'm hoping to get
for christmas.
even though we don't have a lot of money,
and don't have the luxury to buy a bunch of stuff
throughout the year,
when it comes to getting gifts from others,
sometimes i think i'd rather just use the money to go out
and do something fun together
so that i can spend some precious time
with the people i love
who live all the way in victoria.

but since dante & i have now made our christmas plans
and they involve spending a whole week
visiting family & friends
in victoria (yay!)
i guess i can think of a few things that i want...


 
*a subscription to Real Simple Magazine*
my mom has a subscription and i love to read it every month
it's full of great tips for meals, relationships, personal & emotional health, and life
i've already bought this holiday edition
and am happily planning my holiday season with its tips


 
*the book "three cups of tea"*
*by greg mortenson*
i have heard so many bloggers say amazing things about this book
so i just have to read it


 
*a foot-pampering pedicure appointment*
because my feet get so dry in winter
and dante complains that they scratch and scrape him

 

*some lovely curly hair products*
that i can never afford to buy myself
maybe from bumble&bumble
because my hair seems to be acting up even more than usual this winter
and i just want it to be happy.
because when my hair's happy,
i'm happy!


 
*a hand mixer for baking*
i have had to do all my mixing by hand lately,
and it makes my arms hurt...
it is only a slight deterrant,
but the help of something electronic would be nice!
i got used to using a hand mixer because of the one i got from my mom
when i first moved out on my own
and it takes up so much less room than a stand mixer,
(room is something we don't have a lot of...)

so there is my list.
but honestly,
all i want for christmas
more than anything
is to have a lovely time
with brothers and sisters
moms & dads
aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents
enjoying each others company
laughing, telling stories, and eating good food.

phots from here & here & here & here & here & here

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see you! I remember when Grampa made me sing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth", because that was when my two front teeth were knocked out!

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  2. That's great news about the family gathering! I don't think I'll be seeing my family this year.

    Maybe next year!!!

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  3. "three cups of tea" looks interesting, I really want to read it too.

    Thanks for your comment on my photos. I actually don't know what piece of music I used for the paper cranes. They were just from a stack of old sheet music that I thrifted months ago :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing the book, it really does look interesting, I'm going to put it on my list!

    loves

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  5. Hello! Thank you for your comment, which has now led me to your blog... which is lovely, by the way! :) You have a nice style of writing.

    I agree with the experiences vs gifts! I'm finding these days that I'd much rather have a good time with people, over a gift that I probably would not use.

    Although that IS a good list you have there :)

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  6. Real Simple is one of the few magazines I actually subscribe to. I love it!

    I also have Three Cups of Tea on my to-read list. Maybe it will be my first new book for the new year!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I always enjoy new comments!

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  7. Good wishlist ! I need to do something about my feet, too, I have the same problem ;-)
    But you're right, the most important is to spend time with the people you love.

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  8. i feel the same way, i'd much rather get gifts like tickets to a show or something, i never know what to ask for! but those things seem like awesome gifts :)

    xoxo

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  9. I would happily accept a lifetime of monthly pedicures! My favorite indulgence....

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  10. I also want to read 3 cups of tea! Let me know how it is if you read it :)

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  11. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, I'm glad you found me too! Your blog is adorable and I'm looking forward to 'getting to know you' better :)

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  12. I love your blog...looking forward to reading more! You are going to love Three Cups of Tea!

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  13. hi! I saw your comment and I was surprised! How did you find my blog? Thanks for the pleasant surprise comment. :)

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  14. Cute concept and design! Glad I have now found your blog :-)

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  15. Time with friends and family is such a great gift! I love Real Simple too, such great ideas.

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  16. i love love love to read real simple too!

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