Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Rule Is...

When John comes home from a project, we always do the same thing. No matter how long he is going to be in town, everybody comes over, we take them all out to dinner, then Big John gives us souvenirs from wherever he has been. We have some CRAZY things he has brought us from Haiti, Australia (not too bad), and now, Russia.

The rule is...whatever John brings you, pretend like you like it, even if you don't know what it is. We can figure out what it is later.

So we all load up into the car. As you can see, we always have a great time when we get together.

Remind me again, why did I get that third row seat?

We go back home and get our souvenirs. Kristen, Leslie and I got pashminas. Ooh, those are pretty. So far, so good, John.

That's our DIL(io), Kristen, modeling hers. That's what I love about Kristen, she always lets me take her picture and she always cooperates with my goofy ideas when no one else will.

Emily got a funky cool hat. She reminds me of the Cheetos cat. Not bad. She likes to be different and she likes Cheetos.

I got Russian Christmas ornaments. A hand painted egg and a Russian angel? girl?
Excellent choice! I collect Christmas ornaments from everywhere we go. Good going, John.

And I also got this....umm...I got this.....egg? On a stand?
Oh, I see, it has a picture of the nativity on it. That's pretty. I do like it.
And that's the way it ALWAYS goes. Every single time!!
(And I love it.)
Don't forget...I'm giving away that Wii on Monday.


  1. Beautiful things! You taught him VERY well! Could he start a blog coaching other men in the gift buying area?

  2. Pashminas are really beautiful, love the hat, and the awesome commitment to the Cheetos face, the Russian ornaments are really great, I took russian when I was young and love Russian kNick kNacks, My mom in law spent time there also and collects the Russian Dolls. My Big Sis Rambler is awesome, I appreciate that you came to see me from her page....She is a good big sis.

    I love the gifts and that is nice of you to come and I have to tell you thank you for comments to the 100 Post, which accidentally pre-posted early due to my error =) I reposted today, and you are still tops on the entries for the Blanket. I am sorry for the mix up. I also changed the 100 Blog Club Button so it can be read in a sidebar. Thanks for your support you have shown me so far....I really do appreciate it!

  3. Great gifts!

    I know I was going to do share your bag tomorrow and then tomorrow never came and now it's today, but really, I'm going to do it!

  4. Looks like he did a good job. Tell Emily I love the hat. She can make it work!


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