In no particular order of favorites, here is a list of all my loot:
- A SNUGGIE! As mentioned on my "All I want for Christmas" post, this was definitely on the list. My husband thought the leopard print looked cheezy, though, so they opted for the blue, which happens to be my favorite color. I absolutely LOVE my Snuggie! What's cool is that my kids each got one, too. Here is a picture of the three of us all Snuggied up. Oh - and don't mind the boy. He really does love his Carolina Panthers Snuggie, just doesn't know quite how to express it.
- Perfume. I am almost out and this was perfect timing. Asked for a new scent this time...JLo Glo.
- Mini back massager. As someone with chronic neck problems (from all that sitting at the computer with poor posture), this was an awesome gift! And apparently, my oh-so-thoughtful daughter came up with the idea all on her own. Little did she consider that she would be the one most often asked to run it over my back. Doesn't seem fair, does it?
- Gift cards. I love gift cards because I adore shopping, especially when the money's not coming from my own wallet. This year, I get to shop at Penneys (my fave clothing store), see a few movies at Celebration Cinema (my fave pastime), and get to drink lots of lattes at Biggby (my fave indulgence). Oh -and I also get a 60-minute professional massage (making that appointment this week!)
See? What did I tell you? My family rocks!
But the most exciting gift I got this year came on Christmas Eve, first in the form of a phone message, informing me that my Women's Fiction entry in the Phoenix Rattler - Does Your Story Have Bite - contest made it through the first round and is now on its way to an agent for judging. If that wasn't great enough news, soon after, I received an email telling me that my other entry in the contest also made it through the first round.
So this year, I get to add DOUBLE FINALIST to my list of Christmas gifts. YIPPEE!
Winners will be announced sometime in February.
So, do tell! What did YOU get for Christmas this year?