I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Mine was weird, but good. Not weird in a bad way, just... weird. But it honestly was good. Just... weird. But good. I'm sounding repetitive. But anyways, there was so much going on this weekend that I think I'll break everything up over the next couple of days. So first off the gift exchange with my dear friends.
Thursday night I got together with Bri., Michael, Jess, Sarah, Charissa, and Chel, and we exchanged gifts at Panera. It was a really wonderfully good night! We ate, and talked, and got wonderful gifts, and Charissa sang us a song about a little sperm... and no alcohol was involved! I left my SD card at home, so these photos are all stolen from Charissa.
Charissa and Bri
Ashley and Sarah
Half the loot
some more of the loot. We had alot of presents to give.
Charissa helped this woman by getting this card.
The photo that makes my eyes look big! And no, I do not intend to ever take this hat off. (thanks Mary!!)
Jessica and Ashley
Charissa eating the hair bow I knit her.
Bri needle felted Charissa a Giraffe!
Jessica playing with the fortune cookie camera I got her. She removed the cover.
So demure, so poised, so wrong....
Ah that's more like it...
Charissa and Chelsea
Charissa and Jessica
My favourite picture of the night!
It was an incredibly fun night! And my friends know me all too well. This is what I got!
I've been wanting these books forever! They are so sweet and charming! Thanks Charissa-bird!
This is the world's coolest journal. There is a page for each day with entries for 5 years. How cool is that!!! I was so excited when I opened it!!
I've also been sending Jess some less than subtle hints that I wanted to marry this album and have it's little musical babies, and it worked!! I've not stopped listening to it since Thursday!
How pretty are these earrings? I love them so much. Jess found them at some random store and they are just perfect! It's hard to tell in the photo but they are a bit brassy and look antique!
Sarah embroidered this apron for me! Which is hysterical because both of us embroidered our gifts to each other and kept complaining for days about how long it was taking! I love the apron so much and it has already been put to good use. Of course I realized on Friday that I shouldn't wear this outside my house because it might send people the wrong message:
The problem with being named 'Ashely' and red being your favourite colour is that you will look like a literary harlot who made my High School experience a living hell (good gosh I hated that book!)
BUT IT HAS GNOMES AND MUSHROOMS!!!!!!!
Homemade peppermint bark from Sarah! it was very yummy too!
Jane Austen, music, journals, earrings, aprons, gnomes, peppermint, and mushrooms? I think my friends get me!