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 friends...it'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 no...it 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 anyway...it'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...