Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Highlights

What a great Christmas! I hope everyone else can say the same. This Christmas was unlike any other! I got great presents, spent some quality time with family, and ended up buying a car! Here are some highlights in pictures.
While all of my presents were awesome, this little gem was my favorite. Guess what they are. Pugs, yes. Porcelain trinkets, perhaps. But they have a function far greater than sitting on a shelf. Any guesses? SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS! How awesome is that? Oh... I'm so going to be the old lady who collects every little pug thing possible. And these will be among the collection.
Here's another of my Christmas presents. This one is as thoughtful as it is beautiful. It's a beaded clutch purse handmade by women in Hanoi. There is a company called Global Girlfriend that promotes fair trade and helps give women in poverty a way to earn an honest living.

And then we bought this. A 2005 Chevy Equinox. We only just started looking at cars that we were interested in after my little car started having some troubles. Randy and I decided that we needed something bigger... for our family now (two pugs) and whatever may come years down the road (more dogs... or a child???). So, when we went home for Christmas, we agreed that we would just look and perhaps test drive a few things.... you know, just to get a feel of what we would like. Then Randy got obsessive about looking for a good deal. One thing led to another. And we have a great car. It was a deal we couldn't pass up, and I'm absolutely in love with it. So glad it's mine.