Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shy, Quiet and Reserved

I hate it when LinkWithin posts this at the bottom of a daily post. Early on in blogging I would have NEVER posted anything so personal as me in a pair of bloomers! Actually not my bloomers, my daughter's bloomers... that's not right either, we don't know who they really belong to.

Let me start over. These were a joke gift for Stephanie at Christmas. When the kids were here over the holidays we decided to embrace the Recession and do a little Thrift Shop buying for our Christmas Eve gifts. Traditionally, we open one gift on Christmas Eve and usually it's boring pj's. This year we decided we'd do our shopping at the Benton County Thrift Store. It had to be used and it had to be funny.

We drew names and off we went on Christmas Eve errands, the men in one car and the GRANDson's, Stephanie and me in the other. I always jokingly say I never have my shopping done until the stores close on Christmas Eve, but it's true! There's stockings to fill, brunch to put together and then there's always that last minute run for batteries!

It was fun buying silly gifts and the excitement of watching as we opened them after dinner. Hubby and SON-in-law got great new golfing outfits, look how COOL they look!

Stephanie's expression was priceless, just like the MasterCard Commercial, except these cost 50 cents and we didn't have to use a credit card!

Gavin got a Flasher Doggie who opened his coat to reveal a beating heart!

Jackson got a tape from the 1980's...

I got groovy orange flip flops! Don't they look nice with my "freshly manicured" toes? It was great fun AND we "stimulated the economy" with our purchases...I think maybe $10 total for 6 gifts. This idea would be fun for a reunion too so feel free to steal our idea if you have one coming up!


  1. This looks like alot of fun!
    Cute toes Momma! :)
    Do you scrapbook?

  2. I love the flip flops. I can see Christmas at your house is a lot of fun:) Great looking family. You are a brave woman... parading around in those bloomers :) Do you plan to use that picture on your Xmas cards this year?

  3. That does looks like a ton of fun. I'll have to put that one in my memory bank.

  4. Love the bloomers Christmas card idea, Joy! Cute write ... love the pictures of the family.

    Have a beautiful safe 4th!
    TTFN ~ Hugs,Marydon

  5. The toes are the best - nice with the flip flops!


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