Saturday, January 2, 2010

Yay, Sarah!

I have to give a little shout-out to my sister Sarah. She is one amazing woman. Not only did her family host the Johnson Christmas party this year (which is no small undertaking), but they also went crazy with their generosity. We draw family names every year, and our gift limit is supposed to be $50.00. Well I happen to know that the Bradshaws, who had our name, did not stick within this limit. Because they gave me one of my favorite Christmas gifts EVER...and if it had been $50, I would have bought it myself a long time ago.

For years I have wanted a decent set of flatware. I'm tired of the cheap "college-student" conglomeration that doesn't match and bends when I spear a carrot. I am an official grown up (I have a passport to prove it!)...I should have grown-up flatware, too! Normal people get this sort of thing for their wedding. Well, Hunter and I are far from normal and we did not have a normal wedding. Therefore, no bridal registry and no beautiful flatware. I guess Sarah was tired of hearing me whine about it, because on Christmas day the Bradshaws delivered:
Needless to say, I absolutely LOVE IT! I washed the silverware yesterday and cleaned out the drawer today. My silverware drawer looks beautiful!! So yeah, maybe I'm crazy but it doesn't matter cuz I'm happy!! Thank you, Sarah and Brady!

I should also mention that this wasn't the only thing the Bradshaws gave us. Our stockings were stuffed full of great things that we can definitely use.

And, to top it all off, the rest of my sisters went in on a few other gifts that were completely unexpected! I love having sisters, and I've always loved being able to do things for them. Well I want each of them, and my parents, to know how grateful I am that they made my Christmas so wonderful this year. I guess I'll keep you guys. :)


Nathan and Esther said...

I like your silverware too! when can i come over and use it?

p.s. I like our family too :)

Nathan and Esther said...

p.p.s. you forgot to mention all the gifts that the bradshaws gave to my kids...I still get choked up about how generous everyone was to my family this year. I LOVE MY FAMILY!! and many many thanks!

All About M.E.('s) said...

Sounds like a great Christmas!

sandy.johnson said...

Ditto! I also want to THANK everyone in our family, too, for making our Christmas totally wonderful! Thanks for all of your sacrifices in our behalf!!

Monica said...

Man, I'm not even a grown up yet. Someday, someday. I'm glad your Christmas was wonderful!

The Wright's said...

You know? Families are the best. They really are. They have a way of knowing stuff you want (that you would probably never purchase) and giving it to you. I love kind people, and Sarah is one of them!