Wednesday, November 24, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Challenge--Day 3: My Favorite Gift

Day 3: Most meaningful gift/best gift you've received

If there is any topic that has me baffled and trying to find something to say {I know you're shocked!}, but this is a HARD one for me… sure, I have gotten some very fun and meaningful gifts throughout the years, but not one SINGLE gift that jumps out to me I guess—is that horrible??
On the contrary, I do have to say that the diamond cross pendant and necklace my Mom surprised me with last year as an early Christmas gift sure did top the cake. Since I had recently been baptized in front of my church, this was a significant present in that I was walking down a different path… a Christian path that I had wanted for so very long.
But thinking back a bit, I look at some of my all-time most favorite presents as a child and laugh because Santa Claus was wonderful to me every.single.year:

my Fisher Price cash register with conveyor belt and scanner
{oh how I loved playing store!}
my Holiday Barbie each year,
my talking Teddy Ruxpin doll,
and my very own Easy Bake Oven
There are traditions we always had growing up, like wearing elf hats and reindeer antlers when we opened presents on Christmas morning {you have to know my Dad to understand this was all his idea!}, and us always getting to open 1 present on Christmas Eve, and those are the special things I remember about my childhood... so many fond and fun memories to smile back and be thankful that digital camerad weren't invented yet, so the incriminating pictures are stored in albums rather than online--hehe =)

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12 comments:

  1. Oh Easy Bake oven!!!! I was in love when I got that when I was younger!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. I was obsessed with my Holiday Barbie and to this day, I have her preserved, packaged and stored. No clue what my plans are for her though! Anyhow, I enjoyed looking at all of your favorite childhood toys...

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  3. Oh I looooved my Easy Bake Oven!!!!
    My all time best gift was my puppy I got when I turned 12 (for xmas-bday since it is the same day).
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  4. Oh Easy Oven Maker!!

    That was my favorite gift aas a child! I totally forgot about that! Memory lane...

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  5. Ohhhh I got Holiday Barbies for awhile. Still have them and every year they get amazing haha

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  6. Ahhhh!!!! When I opened your post and saw the Fisher Price store check out center I got super excited!!! Just last week I was telling my boyfriend how that was one of my all time favorite Christmas gifts growing up! LOVE it and I still have it...my nephews play with it now! :)

    Liesl :)

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  7. I had that cash register too! I spent many hours playing store and McDonalds with it in my Playhouse! Best ever!

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  8. I always wanted the holiday barbie each year... but sadly never got it! haha

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  9. I loved my cash register and always loved Barbies. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. I totally forgot I ever had that cash register until you posted that photo!!

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  11. Um, Teddy Ruxpin was the best!! I loved that toy, though at first he kind of freaked me out...but soon enough we were best friends:)

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  12. I LOVED my Fisher Price cash register!!!

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