Monday, December 31, 2007
We Had A Very Merry Christmas!
Well, the cyclone of Christmas hit and we are still trying to climb back up through the rubble! All in all, we had a wonderful Christmas...Santa was very generous this year and we all got lots of what we like, collect, and didn't need but wanted anyway, ha ha!
We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner with my aunt and uncle coming down at 3:30 and staying well into the evening hours. We opened packages with them and then tore into our stockings and a few gifts once it was just Tim, Mom and I!
We spent Christmas Day opening packages, eating cookies, listening to Christmas music, hauling out tons of boxes and trash and attempting to start getting it all under control well into the evening hours!
Tim did his usual awesome husband job of picking out just the right "vintage toys" for his wife, as did my mom! The biggest surprise of all was the Nestle Cookie playset that had literally just been under our friend Jon's tree the week before...he was awesome to offer it up for sale at the midnight hour after I all but stole it from his house anyway and mom and Tim managed to sneak it out of his house with me hovering around...usually the most observant person that nothing gets past!
Other favorites included lots of vintage Mr. Potato Head and friends playsets, a mint in box child's tin teaset from the 40s, a very PINK Zen (thanks Dad!), a Remco Firebird 99 sports car dashboard I'd had on my want list forever!, a Coca Cola cardboard display with Santa and a rocket ship and a beautiful tin fold up Corner Grocers set!
Mom got the world's best mother-in-law award when Tim opened up his Marx Ft. Apache playset she gave him! Some of his other favorites were, of course, the multiple boxes of Archway sugar cookies he'd all but begged for, the Kodak Super 8 Movie Film display box, ,the old Rt. 66 game, a set of Marx Revolutionary War Warriors of the World and the Tom Corbett Space Rocket Ship his wonderful wife got him!
Santa scored with some more celluloids for mom's ever growing collection and she loved them all! She teared up when she opened the little accordian album I made for her with some of my baby pictures and she also loved her cookbooks, vintage wedding cake toppers and scrapbook supplies!
So, after all the present opening began the clean up! Boxes had to be broken down or thrown away, tissue paper and bubble wrap put up, Christmas dishes stored away till next year, and then the daunting task of trying to figure out where in the heck to put our newest acquisitions! Slowly but surely, the house is getting put back together and I'm working my magic and finding new homes for our toys!