I mean it in a good way of course.
First present was from my BiL:
Woohoo! No longer will I need to run with the bottle + carbinger + keyring + cellphone combo. (Yes, it is as awkward as it sounds.)
Then my in-laws gave me this:
SWEET! New reading material + tips/tricks/whatnot.
But there was more to the book than just the book. It was what was IN the book too:
EEEP! EEEK! WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
My MiL wasn't sure the best options/sizes/whatnot and so, after talking to Hubs, decided this was the best way. Plus, a lunch out w my MiL is always fun especially since we get along extremely well.
I was super happy especially since this was something that took thought. Easy presents are fun too but taking a bit more time to make it a themed idea I love even more.
After all my inlaws left (including aunts, cousins, second cousins incl the 3 month old little girl who stole everyone's attention for a good part of the night), Hubs brought in my gift which my MiL was keeping safe.
I unwrapped the box and shrieked.
Hubs had heard me talk about them before. When the Amazon sale was tweeted about a ways back (wanna say Emily @ The Daily Garnish started it but not sure - she replied to one I sent her) I was bopping about the house talking about what a great deal was going on.
Safe to say, that is when the plan started. It was a good plan.
A very good plan.
Hubs did well though - NHL11 for Xbox360, a wool sweater, & Death Troopers (Star Wars + zombies book.) Plus multiuser setting for the 305 means he can use it too. My inlaws loved their presents. My family loved their presents and we got some great stuff from them too.
Overall though it is not the stuff you get but the time you get to spend with family. Both going well is just an extra bonus.
Now you must excuse me, my mom's homemade kolaczkys are calling me from the pantry.