early holiday gifts

We are heading out of town for this place first thing in the am.

Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 7.07.04 PMI am hoping the salty air will help clear my lingering cough and head cold.

Because of our travels, we decided to exchange one gift each tonight. First Rahul’s. We have been watching Master of None on Netflix. Super funny show. The 8th episode featured Paro, a robotic seal. Click here for more about Paro. Rahul fell in love with him. Yes, he is real and you can buy him, but he costs $6000. Yikes.I was determined to find an affordable version of Paro for my sweet, supportive husband. Thank goodness for Ebay. Check out our Paro. And PS – it does make you feel better to pet that thing, even though he is fake 🙂

Next up…me! We have been looking for art to hang above our new mantle since last spring. The family gifted me this to serve that purpose. So sweet and super meaningful to me this year.


And this gift from Rahul. He gets me and still loves me. Super grateful.

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Now for Aidan. Star Wars and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. True 12 year old boy.


Samantha asked for a taxidermied Rory from Furiously Happy. She is my mini me. I settled on a Rory puppet instead.


Now for her gift to me. Trust me there is a story behind it, and that story is in Furiously Happy. She listened the chapter “I’ve found a kindred soul and he has a very healthy coat” with me and then recreated it for me as a gift. I was cracking up laughing when I opened it.


Super meaningful gifts all around. Oh, and the kids got iPhones. Sigh. We tried holding off as long as we could. Parental peer pressure! We are learning as we go. Wish us luck.









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