Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Secret Santa Rocks!

So the other day I received a package in the mail. I had been anxiously waiting for it. And now it was here!!

My gift from my Secret Santa.

Georgie from Decisionally Challenged hosted a Secret Santa Soiree. Isn't she creative, clever, and awesome?! It was so much fun.

My SS was Lynn (The Piggy Bank Painter - check out her adorable work at Korff Ceramic Originals) from After The Dust Settles.

Days ago, Georgie revealed the list of Secret Santas, so I really have no way of proving this, but along with my little sleuths (W., T., and R.) I had already cracked the case and figured out who done it.

As always, my nosy curious kiddos were on me like flies to poop, when they saw the package come in the mail. You know, because they think EVERYTHING is for them. "What do you mean, it's for YOU, mom?"

I told them to chill back the hell up be patient, as they tried to rip claw help me open the box.


Inside, we found this:

You could feel the excitement in the air! I began smacking hands away as they all wanted a piece of the action.

I pulled the tissue paper out of the gift bag first.

There were many gifts, individually wrapped in tissue paper. First, my absolute FAV-OR-ITE candy in the whole, wide world - Ferrero Rocher!!! Yum-OOOOOOO! Next, an Apple Pie scented candle. LOVE IT! Next this cool little Reading Ring Bookmark. And then a cozy pair of gloves, which I SO needed. Around the pair of gloves was a beautiful, I am assuming handmade (because that Lynn is just so crafty), Christmas beaded bracelet.

But wait....that's not all. There was also another package, wrapped in, of course, Santa paper.

How sweet of my Secret Santa to include The Schmitty Kids! They went nuts when they saw this:

Isn't that just the cutest? Lynn, you are so talented! The kids immediately placed the plate on the coffee table in anticipation of a visit from 'ole Mr. Claus. (If only I could get those cookies baked!)

"Who sent this wonderful gift?" we all thought aloud.

A clue; the gift tags had a picture of a pig. Hmmm. Sounds familiar to me. Then, because he's smarter than me, W. turned over the Cookie Plate.

"Mom, this is from Lynn!" he exclaimed.

That's my boy, a regular Sherlock Holmes.

Thank you so much Lynn. I love my gifts. Oh, and my children wanted me to give you this message:


Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

You are very welcome : ) I knew you would know it was me when I sent the plate, but I was never good at secrets anyway.

My Aunt made the bracelet and insisted I send you one when she heard I had a ss partner : ) I only have time for painting.....and she loves to work with tiny beads like that.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Megryansmom said...

WOW! I saw Lynn's plates and immediately fell in love. You are sooo lucky! Enjoy your gifts.

Dawn said...

Great gifts!! I LOVE that plate!!

Merry Christmas! :)

Patois said...

Dude, you totally scored with your SS.

Super B's Mom said...

Oh how exciting!!!!!

beth said...

I love those candies, too. I just discovered them at an AJ's grocery store and it's been downhill from there.

Laura said...

How cool is that!?!?!?!?!?

Gotta get involved in that next year - way cool!

The Fritz Facts said...

How wonderful! I wish I had signed up for the Secret Santa. Everyone is having such a great time.

Mrs4444 said...

Well, I'm very happy for you :) Off to find that list!

georgie said...

I just love seeing what everyone got!
I also LOVE Lynn and am soooo envious of that plate, she does some awesome work!