Monday, December 24, 2007

Gifts and Families on Christmas Eve

It is finally Christmas Eve. I know the stockings are stuffed and all the kids tucked into bed in anticipation of tomorrow. Such excitement! Think back to when you were a kid and try to get that feeling too.

Since it is Christmas Eve and a time for family, I thought I would share this gift from Mr. Fix-it. He and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. Life with him just gets better and better everyday; which is saying a lot because life with him has always been great. Anyone who knows us and him know this to be a true and concrete statement. He is just a kind and family oriented man. A true gem. (He usually doesn't read my blog posts so I am not getting any brownie points)

Anyhow, unknown to me he commissioned this etched mirror with a custom picture. A friend of his etches glass as a hobby and SSG Moore did a super job! I have a thing for mirrors. Mirrors in the garden and mirrors in my home. Every single room in my house has a mirror or two. The porch also has a mirror and I have glass in the yard. Putting a mirror together with an etching just seemed the ideal gift for our anniversary.

Mr. Fix-it and his friend came up with an appropriate design for my new mirror, personally handpicked by Mr. Fix-it. If you look closely you can see him holding up the mirror. This picture was tricky because I did not want to get myself in the picture yet I wanted you all to see the picture itself. The picture has ivy intertwined with the word LOVE, has a few butterflies, and then says "MY GARDEN". It all stands for "I love my garden". I truly do and hubby knows it well-but he still tops the garden anyday!

I told Mr. Fix-it he should have saved it for Christmas since it wasn't done in time for our anniversary-would've saved him picking out a another gift for me. He says he already gives me everything so what else can he give me? I agreed and said just having him around is enough for me. Family at this time of year should be the focus. We all sometimes get carried away with living that we forget what is truly important is not the gifts or money or whatever, it is the thought and consideration behind our actions that really count.

in the garden....


  1. That was really sweet. But then again Roger as alsways been so good. I am such a blessed person to have my four great daughters and the son-in-laws that I have. Several years ago Dawn's mother-in-law told me that if she had to pick a daughter-in-law she could not do better than what Jack did and I can promise you that I feel the same way about my 3 son-in-laws and after all these years I might as well call the 4th one a son-in-law even if they do live seperatlyLove and Merry Christmas to all.

  2. Congratulations on your recent anniversary! That's a very nice and personal gift, those are the kind that are the best. Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas too! Mom, you are very lucky with your healthy family and the great group of people we are. Someday Terri-Lynn will make an honest man of Jason!:)

    Dave, you take care and enjoy the holidays-especially with that new baby. My son is enjoying his first Christmas with a new son too and I know it is always special for the parents.

    Merry Christmas-gotta go watch "It's a Wonderful Life" because it truly is!

  4. Just wanted to jump on here and say MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone! The entire gang of 25 should be here bright and early for Christmas breakfast! Mom and I have been doing all we can ahead of time with chopping, dicing, and slicing....

    We took time out of our busy schedule to stroll the downtown and river front full of lights. It is the most beautiful I have ever seen! Only thing missing was the booths of people selling goodies for all to enjoy..... Oh well, maybe in future years to come...

    Again, Merry Christmas to one and all......

  5. It's the late hour, all tucked in.....shhh, Merry Christmas

  6. Hey Skeeter and Dawn,
    Merry Christmas to you too!