One thing I've missed since being married is the stockings my mom used to put together for us. I loved the little treats, random stationary supplies, socks, and girly things she would get for us. I was telling John this and he came up with a fun idea to do stockings last minute. Right before midnight on Christmas Eve we both went to the closest drugstore and picked stocking stuffers for each other. Some were random and hilarious like the lavender shimmer Star Wars lipstick, or delicious like the Korean BBQ turkey jerky. John was sweet and remembered some of the weird childhood things I used to want like ring pops, and gummy candy shaped like other food. It was also a little like playing Marco Polo because we had to avoid each other in a small space and time our check outs so we wouldn't run into each other.
|Hugo thought the Spiderman stocking I got John was for him. I felt bad for him when he found out it wasn't!|
|My stockings! They're John's real socks . . . but they were new socks.|
|All the little nieces and nephew were jealous of my stocking treats. What does that say about me and my tastes?!|
|This gift was inspired by Jen's and Dave's recent Portland trip. Tip: the caramel apple one was NOT a favorite! John liked the snickerdoodle and olive oil. I had these shipped to Utah for when we got back.|
|Etta was very helpful with opening gifts.|