Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekend recap

Here is a little rundown of my weekend.
Saturday my hubby was at the firehouse all day and I had nowhere to be all day or anything to get done. I love days like that. I was feeling very motivated and decided to get together a large pile of things to give away that I wasn't using anymore. This is our pile of things to donate or try to sell. I have never really sold my clothing items but it can't hurt. I also have a pile of things to sell on eBay if I ever get around to it. Anyone need a large North Face kids fleece? It would be great for a woman who is a medium but has shorter arms.
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I also went through some messy shelves at the top of my husband's section and found a few boxes he had obviously never gone through, so I did it for him! I found all sort of interesting things, cards from exes, pictures, old earrings (so glad that's not popular anymore), his friend's phone numbers written on napkins and so much more. I got rid of the cards and such but left the pictures that lead to a conversation about what pictures of the exes do you keep? He had a whole album of pictures of him and his ex (they dated almost 3 years off and on). We decided that pictures of event such as birthdays and dances would be kept but pictures of her graduation and such would be tossed. It was great because it was just a discussion not an argument.
The following picture is my pile of stuff to go!

Sunday evening we went to our Young Life Christmas party. It was an ugly Christmas sweater party and a white elephant gift exchange, there were presents for the best of both. We decided that if we were going to dress up we would go all out. I would let the pictures speak for themselves but my computer isn't reading my memory card right now. My husband wore flip flops and cameo shorts with one of my mother's old Christmas sweaters that was obviously way to small for him. I wore tan cowboy boots with a black dressy skirt and one of his mom's sweaters. We both topped of our outfits with stick on mustaches, we got some pretty great reactions to our outfits!
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We had a great time doing the white elephant exchange as well! We had about 50 gifts to choose from so that always makes it more interesting. I have finally learned my lesson to steal gift rather than open a new gift I may be disappointed in, last year I got toothpaste because of this. We brought a fart machine we got 2 years ago at another white elephant exchange, it was quite a hit. I also had the remote in my hand so that when it was quiet I would set it off!
The following are what we "stole" from others!
This was mine! It is a hot chocolate dispenser, the bottom is a candle to keep it warm and the head is for marshmallows. I really love it.

Here is what my husband got! Extra large footie pajamas that glow in the dark! I have been told they are from Target for about $14.


Here is a present the receiver didn't want. We took it to give it as an extra present for my golf loving father in law.
All in all I think we made out better than last year.

7 comments:

Mrs. Stilettos said...

What a fun little party!! LOVE the oversized pj's! I'm totally snabbing that idea for our church party! It is nice to see other couples that have groups like that at church! We are having a tacky sweater party too! It should make for some hilarious pictures!

LyndsAU said...

sounds like a great weekend! those gifts are great :) i love the pjs :) hahaha!

Lindsey said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend and you really lucked out on your white elephant gifts!

brown eyed girl said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend!

We're going to try and have a tacky sweater party for new years!

d.a.r. said...

That looks like so much fun!!! I love the footie pajamas, haha!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

i love white elephant parties! I got 30 dollars off of a scratch off one year!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I would have loved to see pictures of your tacky sweater get up! I bet you guys were hilarious.