Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Parents & Presents

My parents have safely arrived in Dornoch! They had a great flight, especially when they were upgraded unexpectedly to Business class on the flight from Dulles to London. Seeing them come through the gate was so fabulous!

They came bearing presents: SO MANY PRESENTS! They brought two suitcases full of nothing but stuff for us, and even limited the amount of clothes they would have brought to make more room; that's sacrifice. Thanks so much to all of you who sent gifts with them, we're so excited about every single item!

Here, take a look:

Notice the FIVE jars of Peanut Butter? James is stoked. So many things that we can't get here: chocolate chips in mass quantities, Hershey kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter cups, Grits, Oatmeal, a gingerbread house kit, Hershey's Cocoa Powder, Frank's Hot Sauce, Candy Canes, washclothes (really, they don't sell those here), Wheat Thins, Burts Bees, homemade goodies, Gold Bond, VA is for lover's stickers. Some other things: a photo album with photos, shirts, WARM socks, a great Murphy magnet and Jennifer notepad, fabulous books and DVD's, Mac makeup, ornaments that represent our dog and cat, a HANDMADE ornament by my nephew Noah, a wonderful letter from my brother Kyle, and more! It's all so glorious.

We also got some new shoes via the plane; they're not quite as sparkly in real life

But the stuff is just stuff, I'm so glad my parents are here and would be just as excited if they came with none of that stuff!


Andrea said...

Yum! Looks like you got all the stuff for making chocolate chip peanut butter cookies.

I'm Jennifer said...

oooh, I do have all the stuff don't I?! Now I just need a recipe, is it in that fabulous cookbook you sent? That is the most amazing cookbook, I LOVE IT! Thanks so much!

ALF said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful holiday!

Andrea said...

Glad your'e liking the cookbook. Checkout page 287 for the Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies recipe. It has peanut butter in it too! A real triple threat cookie if ever I saw one.

Now make it work!