Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa Arrived Early!

On Tuesday night we received a phone call from one of our daughters telling us to be on the look out for two parcels …one for hubby and one for me…and that both gifts were from all our kids and their significant others.  We were also told to open the parcels right away because they might not be what we want…and this would give us time to return them.  Well I for one, haven’t hinted for anything…other than some hammers for jewelry making:o)…so I was convinced that my gift was hammers!

Well look at what we got!! 

Hubby got the Cannon Camera that he has been lusting over for the last few months and I got an iPAD!!  IMG_6858_thumb

I tell you, we were both rendered speechless…and then I got the sniffles!  Seems like only yesterday I was getting Styrofoam meat trays decorated with crayons and glitter…which by the way, I LOVED!  But an iPAD was just too over the top!

So as you can see…she is a pretty white one…

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With a lovely RED cover…one of my favourite colours…

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Yup, very pretty and VERY Canadian..don’t you think?

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And man, is she ever smart!!  My favourite APP is called Quilt Shops…you type in or SPEAK the name of the town and presto a LIST and MAP of all the Quilt Shops in the area pops up!!  Can you imagine the possibilities…?  If there is a Quilt Shop on the I-5 then I am going to FIND it!! 

And when I want to leave a comment on your blog…all I have to do is press the microphone and SPEAK the comment and the iPad does the rest!!  I bet she’s even a better speller!

I know the girls HATE having their pictures on my blog…but this one has already been on…so suck it up!  Here they are…all four of them…and my grand-dog, Lola! 

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Thanks girls (and their significant others) for making this a VERY memorable Christmas!  Love you all VERY,VERY much! xo

As for the hammers…well there was another VERY heavy bag that went under the Christmas tree…YOU are going to have to wait till Christmas morning…like the rest of us!!  :o)

Have a Thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P

33 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, those sneaky girls ..... very sweet and thoughtful gifts.

Merry Christmas!

Delores said...

Don't you just LOVE them!! (The girls, I mean...)
Erin has that speaking thing on her new phone - she says "smile" and it takes the picture!!
Great app on the IPad. Enjoy!

Kathy MacKie said...

What a great bunch of girls, I know you'll just love it!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

What beautiful girls! And you will love the iPad! Sounds like the speaker thing is new since I got mine last year for Christmas...so fun! Let me know if you have some questions. It took a while for me to get used to it as this was my first Apple product, believe it or not! LOL. Enjoy!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I love my iPad and I was gifted an iPhone too...I love that they interact together and ease of use! Oh boy your going to love discovering its many uses! Lots of free stuff too...did you see the books yet? Oh girl, you've got lots of discoveries ahead....and do share them! I had no idea about the quilt shop one.

Sally said...

Awesome gift! I never thought of the idea for using the microphone to make comments on blogs... This works really well for my phone, too! I love learning something new!

Kevin and Evelyn said...

Wonderful gifts. I have the Quilt Shop app on my phone. Love it!!

Sue said...

You are going to love that Ipad with all the traveling you do ! You have to get the Ipad Camera connection kit. It has a adaptor for your memory card & camera to plug in. That way you can load pictures on your ipad . You are going to enjoy all the free apps ! What a perfect gift for you

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift from your adorable daughters Paulette!

Anna said...

Oh my are you ever going to love your Ipad!!!!!!!!!! I know you would have loved the hammers but Ipad!!!!!!!!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a wonderful surprise! merry Christmas!

audrey said...

That is so sweet and perfect! I had to smile at the decorated styrofoam meat tray gifts--so very true!

GerryART said...

Paulette, you've must have been terribly NICE this year!

You Are login' your iPad, how do I know? Cause I just got mine two weeks ago!

Bless you Girls & Family's

Hugs

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful presents and it is nice to be able to speak, instead of type. I have an iphone now so I use that when traveling, love the talking map and my quilt store app.

Debbie

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am laying inbred reading your blog on my iPad. I love it as I am sur you will too. Now off to work out how o talk to mine for the comments. Feel free to share any great apps you find. Hugs

Fiesta said...

Great gifts. Enjoy!!! I love my IPAD. I carry it everywhere and so will you.

Lesley said...

What wonderful treasures for you and your hubby! Sounds like you are already on the way to a wonderful Christmas!

annie said...

good for you!

Beth said...

Well I went to all the work to leaving a comment and Blogger booted me. LOL I hope you don't get 2 comments from me. I was saying I have an iPad too and a matching phone, you will love them. I especially love Facetime. I sit and Facetime with my quilting buddy for hours using it.

Cindy said...

What fantastic gifts from your girls (and their significant others!:) And I love the picture you have of them all together! I don't know where this year went- trying to finish everything up! So, it has been pretty hectic around here. If I don't get back here before the holiday- hope you and the hubby have a great one!!:)

Quilting Kim said...

What beautiful girls and also what good gifters....or else, you must have been awfully good this year .

Anne said...

Your girls are gorgeous and so thoughtful. You will love your iPad. They really outdid themselves.

Jackie said...

What sweet,thoughtful children! They're gorgeous too!

Karen said...

Your girls are beautiful! An ipad is on my list too - how much fun!!!

Tangos Treasures said...

WOW!! Congratulations!!

SewCalGal said...

What a wonderful surprise. Your girls are wonderful Elves. Enjoy!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

Very happy for you P - my eyes had a tear reading your blog - what fun you both will have! You'll be leaving Canada soon so I shall say 'bye', have a lovely time in the sun and I look forward to catching some of your travel stories.

Cindy said...

What a fantastic surprise ! I think your daughters outdid themselves, giving their Mom a big ole smile...right to your heart. How fun!

Michelle said...

Nice! Looking forward to lots of fun posts on the new ipad on your upcoming trip next week!
hey..i am on vacation next week...wonder when you will be thru Portland and if you will stop?

JJ said...

That is so nice that your daughters surprised you. I remember the construction paper with a little hand print in paint on it for Christmas but they do grow up.

paulette said...

Hi Vicki!
Yes, it was a wonderful surprise! This is the first year that all of them have finished with schooling and have their 'career' jobs! FINALLY! What a long haul! We are leaving on the 29th...providing it doesn't SNOW!! Can't wait to get there!! You have a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2013!
P

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StitchinByTheLake said...

Isn't it wonderful to have such thoughtful children - it means we moms did something right. :) And you're gonna love that I Pad....I think I might be addicted to mine. blessings, marlene