...are going out today!
I feel very accomplished.
And I'd better go get some more because I still have three to go.
When I look back over the list of gifts our friends and family got for us, it's an amazing and humbling thing. All these things meant to make our house more comfortable are very special. As Elizabeth said last night, "You know how Mom and Dad are always saying 'we got that for our wedding'? Well, now you have things you can say that about to your kids. Isn't that neat?"
It certainly is.
We've been testing a few of the gifts out - the littler ones that aren't hard to put back in boxes so we can take them to the new house in a little while. Ben was over early today and tried out the French coffee press since he's been hoping for one for quite a while. He says the coffee was great. I thought it looked unsettlingly like muddy swamp water with all those coffee grounds floating freely in the water; but then, I'm a tea drinker. What do I know?
We also have discovered that our wooden salad bowl set looks really nice with our new dishes and place-mats, the new sheets go very nicely with the comforter, and many people apparently have the Magic Bullet mixer/blender the Turners got us and really like it. We're looking for an excuse to try that one out early too. Ben keeps feeling the new towels and wants to know if he moves into the house early if he gets to try those out first. I think that's definitely fair; otherwise he'll have to dry off with his shirt when he takes a shower and that'd be no fun.
The front room at my family's house that we call Grandma's Room is filled with boxes and packages and Ben and I sat in there the other night looking at it all and saying, "Can you believe everyone got together and gave us all these things?"
And in other news, twenty-nine years ago today Mom had her very first baby somewhere around 5:00 PM on Nana Tuckfield's birthday. I suppose that means I am now beginning my thirtieth year. It might be a little tough to top the twenty-ninth, but it has every potential of succeeding in that mission!
Wife of Benjamin and mother to two wonderful little girls who are getting bigger every day. Enjoys writing down thoughts and discussions we are having within the family and sharing them with whoever is interested in reading.
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