The best gifts come from the heart...
Hubby knows I am in love with Vintage Dress Forms,
and they are nearly impossible to find.
Or, so I thought...
but Hubby surprised me with this little sweetie.
Maybe for my dresser, maybe for my bathroom vanity...
But I just know she'll be perfect, no matter where she sits.
From our daughters,
this luxurious ivory scarf...so elegant, so versatile.
(Might I point out that it is raining in South Dakota, in December...
...and that's unheard of!)
Also from the girls, a beautiful set of stemware...
eight sparkling crystal wine glasses.
It seems the set we got for our wedding, 30 years ago,
is no longer a complete set.
Velvet-covered hangers from my Sister in Law...
Glamorous bracelet from my Mother in Law...
And not one, but two magazine subscriptions.
I feel like royalty!
In my stocking...
Lady Gaga CDs,
Lancome Juicy Tubes,
and Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.
It's the best tasting coffee, hands down.
This is from a co-teacher and friend...our classrooms are side by side...
we both understand that somedays, you just need instant dinner!
...And from my students...
I should remind you that, while elementary teachers always get gifts,
high school teachers, not so often.
This year I was remembered by some very thoughtful young adults.
Brooke, the chocolates may be gone in a month,
but the handwritten note will be with my keepsakes forever.
Lillie, your sweet note has a spot in my keepsake box too...
And check out these coffee mugs.
One for my car, and
the chalk board mug allows me to write a different message everyday.
The biggest surprise of all came from my senior super study...
(that's just our name for home room)
I'm not so sure when they pulled this off,
as they are only together once a week.
A basket of spa products...
...a wonderful gift.
But there's more...
What a treat!
And their handwritten notes...
It was a special Christmas, that's for sure.
Thank you, family, friends and students.
I hope Santa was good to you, too.