4/8/09

Special Gifts

Hello Blog Friends,

Well that is assuming that I still have blog friends.

After my debacle yesterday of confusing a Dodge for a Ford F150 I’m not sure anybody would stick around.

Luke was quite disgusted with it and my sister called me around midnight to inform me of my tragic mistake.

I AM SORRY.

Anyways, last night as I was looking around my apartment I realized that a lot of the items that make up our apartment came from our wedding showers.

Aren’t wedding/baby showers the best things ever?

I get excited when I am invited to one.

I become a crazy woman when I am throwing one.

So I was thinking about how I am so grateful that we got so many great dishes, sheets, towels, etc.

All of the necessities we needed to start our life together.
And then I thought about two very special gifts that we received at one of our showers that are irreplaceable.

The first one is a quilt my mom made us.

My mom is an amazing seamstress and in a very short amount of time she made us this quilt with pictures from our entire 5 year relationship on it.

In the top right hand corner is a picture of us with Luke’s family, and then in the bottom left corner is a picture of us with my family to signify the families coming together.

I just love it so much.

Receiving the quilt at our shower last April:

Another present that I love so much is the one that my grandma gave me.

Before Luke and I were even engaged (we are all just assuming he was going to marry me, thank the Lord he did) she began collecting various holiday items.

She gave us a basket complete with decorations for every holiday.

Christmas
Valentines
Easter
Halloween
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving

I have placemats, kitchen towels table runner and little decorations for every holiday.

It is so great!
Going through the basket at the shower:
Some of the contents of the basket:
Some Easter decorations:
These gifts are so special and they have encouraged me to really think about a gift before I give it to someone I love.

I want to give something that is sentimental and has special meaning.
What is a really sentimental gift you have received and who gave it to you?
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24 comments:

  1. I think I gave a pretty sentimental gift to my friend for her bday this year....I created a photo album of pics of just her and me.....there were about 60 some photos and in the very back i put letter we sent to eachother when we were little! I love that album, it has the best memories!!

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  2. Aww these are great! I love showers too!

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  3. That is a great gift!! I love the decorations basket!!!

    And don't worry, I still confuse what truck my hubby drives. All I know is that it is big and black hahahah.

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  4. we received a quilt too from drews mom! Also Drew's grandma always gives us homemade gifts for christmas! so nice : )

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  5. So fun!

    My favorite shower was the Christmas shower I had. I got a Christmas tree and everyone brought an ornament along with their gift, so my first Christmas was totally complete. It was so great!!

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  6. The most sentimental gift I ever gave still chokes me up. My best friend & I were knitters. She saved up for yarn to make a sweater she always wanted - it was EXPENSIVE yarn. She passed away before she completed it - I received all her knitting stuff. I took what she had knitted & unraveled it into a blanket I made for her son. I used the rest of the yarn she saved up to purchase in it as well... it is the most beautiful blanket I had ever made. And now, it wraps her son up every night & he knows that yarn once was through his mom's own fingers!...

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  7. I confuse trucks and cars all the time... all the time... im not good with cars... no my for te:)
    My aunt gave us this plate.. it says Happy everything and you change the top part of it for what holiday it is... I LOVE IT:) my mom gave us our tree skirt, stockings and a ton of christmas decorations and I think of her everytime I get them out at christmas time!! I lvoe gifts that have meaning:) and I love decorating for the holidays!

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  8. The quilt is gorgeous!! And I just adore the basket of decorations for each holiday, so clever!

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  9. wow the quilt is awesome! and i love the idea of of the gift basket of decorations! such a great idea!=)

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  10. I so wish I could sew like that, I can't sew a button on to save my life! What great gifts!!

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  11. Megan,
    I LOVE to give meaningful gifts. Something that means something to the person receiving. LOVE IT!!!

    Have a Blessed evening,
    Dawn

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  12. Those are the BEST gifts!! What sweet women you have in your family - obviously genetic :-)

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  13. that quilt rocks!!

    is it sad that I barely remember what we got for our wedding!?

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  14. Those are great presents! I wish someone would have given me a basket filled with holiday decor. Ty's sis is getting married this summer and I bought a few Christmas items this winter to put in her shower gift. It took me 2 years to build up my Christmas decor.

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  15. I love the idea of holiday decor for a wedding gift - what a fun, fun idea! :-) Anything I got that was personalized for Jayci (my baby) was a great gift -- pretty much anything my hubby MAKES not only makes me smile (because it looks like my 6 month old may have made it) but also brightens my day . . . that's why i usually try to make gifts for people!

    also, Adam's grandma made us some extra big flannel baby blankets that are a life-saver with our baby - so I've decided for all the baby showers i go to (now that i have my own baby i know what they will actually need) I will make them BIG swaddling blankets (they dont sell them big enough in stores) and cute headbands.

    oh and sorry for this novel of a comment!

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  16. We got a really nice quilt too- not quite like yours- but I love the homemade quilt we got for our wedding.

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  17. Don't worry about confusing the trucks. To me.... a truck is a truck.

    One of my guy friends got mad at me for not knowing that his Z06 Corvette was different from my dad's Corvette. Hello, I drive an Accent. What do I care about fancy cars?

    I actually have that Easter table runner! That's a totally cool wedding gift idea... all the Holiday items.

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  18. LOVE the quilt!! What an awesome gift from your sweet momma!!

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  19. What a GREAT post, and what neat and special gifts!!!!

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  20. That's a great idea you grandmother had about the holiday gifts.

    I love the quilt your mom made. You'll treasure that forever!

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  21. hey girl! just shot you an email about your trip out here! so excited for you!

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  22. I love your blog!!! I also love the idea of the basket of seasonal things! I introduced your blog to my new daughter-in-law, because you remind me of her...and now you are one of her favorites too! I just did my 100th post today and am having a giveaway....come on over!

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