After my kid phase I have found it harder and harder to put
together a Christmas list. Family and friends would ask me
what I wanted and my response was always the same, “I don’t
want anything.” Of course that’s not entirely true. There are a
lot of things I want, but I just don’t want them spending their hard
earned money and time on me! In fact the only reason I had one
this year was because it was requested as a blog article! Receiving
gifts is my lowest scoring love language and I would much rather
be on the opposite side giving the perfect gifts to the ones I love!
However, with this said, every year I am spoiled by my friends and
family at Christmas and this year it was certainly no different! You can
read all about what I got below!
From My Dad
Cherry Kolaches are hands down one of my absolute
favorite foods of all time so I was ecstatic to be gifted a dozen
of these. (Two were gone before we even finished opening gifts! Lol)
Card and $50
I had to share this card because my dad was pretty excited
about it. lol He said since I dyed my hair anyway after he specifically
told me he didn’t want me to do it, it was too perfect to pass up!
(Don’t worry, my dad said he actually does like my new hair. Lol You
can actually check out his first-reaction here!)
My dad and I were talking the last time I was at his house and
I had mentioned that I wanted to get a deep freeze at some
point because the freezer in my side by side fridge is just too
tiny for me to actually stock up on things. He surprised me with
a brand new one Christmas Eve morning and I love it! I stocked up
on everything and oddly enough it really made me feel more at home.
From My Brother
I think this was more a gift for him than for me since I am not a
drinker. Lol I legit had to ask him what it meant to be “iced” and
he thankfully let me get away with not chugging it like in the
challenge and instead kind of sip on it throughout the day, but
overall this was a fun memory I will forever have.
Oh and of course I have to include how this was
wrapped. Lol Leave it to Adam lol
Target Gift Card
The boy knows his sister. I can ALWAYS use a Target gift card.
My dad must have told my brother what was in my “What I
Want For Christmas” article cause these towels from Target
were on that list! Totally nailed it and he even got some matching
hand towels to go with! Good job lil bro!
From My Friend Kristin
I don’t think Kristin knew this, but I have always wanted a travel
blanket. This one is super cute with the black and white pattern
and I think it is amazing how it folds up and has its own carrying straps!
I love having tote bags to carry all my stuff
in and this one is just so cute!
Chick-Fil-A Gift Card
She knows. Chick-Fil-A is one of my all time favorite restaurants.
Original chicken sandwich and waffle fries I am coming for you! 🤤
Abigail and Kristin love this brand and so in her Christmas
present to me Kristin included 2 of her favorite Glossier
products. I can’t wait to test them!
One of my favorite National Parks that I have visited is Joshua
Tree and also happens to be where Kristin is working this winter!
In her Christmas present to me she sent a lot of Joshua Tree
merch and I love it all so much!
Joshua Tree Magnet
Obsessed…already on my fridge!
Joshua Tree Patches
Cannot wait to add these to my hiking pack with the other patches!
Umm are you kidding me?! My own Joshua Tree?! I cannot wait
to start growing this! Here’s to hoping I can keep it alive. Lol
From My Friend Nicole
Cat Mom Sweater
As y’all know I became a proud cat mom back in August 2021
and now I have this adorable sweater to tell the world!
From My Friend Kelly
Okay, umm, how stinking cute are all of these
jewelry pieces?! Kelly you nailed it!
I LOVE journals and use them ALL THE TIME. There’s just nothing
better than a pen and paper! I know I am going to use the crap
out of this journal and the quote on the front is perfect.
From Grandma Kreikemeier
My Grandpa Kreikemeier passed away in 2019 and this ornament
was made using some of his ties. Definitely a very special piece.
Applebee’s Gift Card
Grandma looking out for me and making sure I am staying fed!
Walmart Gift Card
Much like the Target gift card from my brother I could
always use a Walmart gift card as well!
What a cute little ornament.
What did you get for Christmas?