Friday, January 16, 2009


I did it. I unpacked a box. It hurt a little, I won't lie. But as I was unpacking, it was kind of like Christmas all over again. I had packed up everything in the apartment, including many of our gifts, so I got to ooh and aah over them one more time. First up....from my momma...

That's right's none other than Ms. Applecheeks, the Librarian. Some of you probably remember this post, about the Etsy shop that makes these little darlings. I never bought myself one, although I still go to the shop and look at the sweet little mice.

Imagine my surprise when I opened a box to see that my mom had picked out a mouse that was not only adorable (she is reading Of Mice and Men for goodness sake!) but that fit my personality to a T. I may or may not have kissed her nose the minute I pulled her out of the box.

Next I opened this gift, from my sister Emily. I couldn't believe the thought that went into it.
And doesn't really say "Country Mouse Family, Est 2008" but I figured I wouldn't plaster my full name all over this site...just, ya know, 'cause. (Not that anyone would be able to pronounce our last name's German, and I say it incorrectly on a regular basis.)

It's a door knocker our new house! I squealed with excitement over this one as well! I sat there and 'knocked' for quite a while. How do people come up with these gifts? I NEVER think of stuff this good! Never!

That is all that was in that box that I unpacked, for some reason I chose to unpack the box of keepsakes instead of a box with kitchen utensils or something really useful. I am a planner, what can I say?!

Are you one of those people (like my mom and sister) that can think of the truly awesome gifts? Or are you (like me) one of those people that might hit on an awesome gift once in a while even though your heart is always in it?

*By no means am I trying to say that these are the only gifts I got that I was (and still am) in love with, I am blessed with an extremely loving family (mine and Matts) that showered us with gifts and love this holiday season. These just two happened to be in the box I upacked...I sure do love them though. I think I'll go stare into Ms. Applecheeks eyes for a moment or two...


  1. Cute gifts! My last name is German too! Woohoo!

  2. I have my spells where I can come up with some really creative great gifts but they are few and far between! Love the mouse!

  3. Love the mice! And the door knocker... Those memories probably helped ease the pain of having to unpack...

  4. What adorable gifts. I'm not a great gift giver. I always want it to be the perfect gift. Gift giving stresses me out!

  5. Those are both great gifts!! Very thoughtful!

  6. I try, but sometimes I miss the mark on great gifts....the thought is always there.

    I love that mouse!! My sister in law loves mice, I may have to check that shop out, this one is too cute!

    Love your door knocker, what a great gift! dear, go look for those kitchen gadgets!!


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