Friday, December 19, 2008

There really is Santa, Mom!

We didn't get home until 8:45 last night. I had to work overtime, it takes about 45 minutes to drive home, pick up T and by the time I was able to get her, it was too late to make dinner. So we went to In & Out burger for a quick bite and headed home.

A box from Amazon.com was waiting for us in front of our house last night and T asked what I ordered and told her nothing. The package was addressed to her, she was so excited and tried to rip open the box and you should see the smile on her face while she's opening it. Oh, btw, she keeps shaking the box before she opened it and kept asking me, who would send her a package? She found 2 Marley and Me books inside.

T: Oh my gosh, Mom! LOOK!

M: WOW! Who would send you those books?

T: You didn't order it for me?

M: No! I know you want it but I didnt' get it for you

T: It must be from Santa, He knows that I've been wanting this book forever! (that's 1 month)
You haven't mailed my Santa letter and he already sent me his presents.

M: You should write him a letter and thank him.

T: I will. An early presents from Santa.... I must have been a really good girl this year :)

When I posted my M&T conversation here, I never intended to have anyone send her anything but Chris of Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas left me a comment and asked for my address. Before I can email her and let her know that she didn't have to do that, she found my address already on SCS and placed an order at Amazon.com. Chris, THANK YOU so much for doing this. You just didn't make her day, you made mine also. Thank you, Santa Chris!

Here's T holding 2 of her new books from Santa Chris
See her happy smile

68 comments:

p said...

I love you Cath, Toni, and Chris... Merry Christmas!

~amy~ said...

Catherine...what a FABulous story...thanks sooo much for sharin...Merry Christmas!

Ashley C. Newell said...

That was so very thoughtful and indicative of the Christmas spirit! So great to hear!

Margie said...

What a wonderful and beautiful smile your DD is wearing!!!
Thanks for sharing your heartwarming story :) It's so touching to hear that their are still such beautiful people out there!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Wonderful!

Holly said...

how very sweet! Kudos to Chris!

JenE said...

oh how sweet! waht a great friend! so glad you daughter still believes and is so happy w/her gifts!

Lorie said...

How fun for your daughter! Chris is a wonderful woman! When my son hurt his mouth and had to have two root canals (at 10 y/o) she sent him a package to make him feel better. She also sent me a wonderful package of fun things for my birthday.

Heather said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! HOW SWEET SHE IS!!! I love her smiles and how happy she is. So sweet!!! I love it! I too have been trying to play the Santa thing. Tommy and I are rigging up a thing to pull the letters up the chimney tomorrow, lol :o) Hope it works! :)
Merry Christmas to you and your daughter. :)

Rita said...

What a fabulous Christmas story! How sweet is Chris, she is one terrific Christmas Angel! I'm so happy for your daughter, just look at that smile on her face! Merry Christmas!

Kelly said...

What a wonderful story Catherine!! Chris is such a wonderful angel!! Happy Holidays!!

Kristine B. said...

OH, now THAT'S a perfect example of the spirit of Christmas! What a blessing your daughter recieved--and to keep the spirit of Santa alive is priceless. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you!!

Carmen O. said...

I love that she still thinks there is a Santa. About the time I thought Santa wasn't real we had our Christmas program at Church and when we got back Santa had already been there. Hmmm how'd that happen? Definitely something I'll always remember.

Hope you and Toni have a Very Merry Christmas!

Dani said...

Awww! Such a sweet story!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Catherine, what a wonderful story! It touches my heart that there are such wonderful people out there. I am so touched by this story, it is bringing tears to my eyes. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Hugs,
Michelle

Rose Ann said...

Oh...what a sweet thing for Chris to do!! Precious story and pictures!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Oh Catherine, that smile made it all worth while. So glad Santa visited early...Hugs to you and Toni!

Merry Christmas! Chris and family!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh sweet, hope you guys have a Merry Merry Christmas.

Joan Ervin said...

Your DD is precious and how fun and special for her to receive presents in the mail...I can see that it made her day big time!!! Hope your Christmas just keeps getting better and better!!!

Carolina said...

Your daughter has such a sweet smile and you can just tell she was beyond thrilled!!!

Santa Chris is amazing and thank you so very much for such a heartwarming story. Hugs!

Laurel said...

Oh my a beautiful story. There really is a Santa, I am so happy about that, I keep telling my kids that (ages 13 and 10) now I know I'm not lying!

Lynette said...

Wow - how sweet of Chris! Your daughter looks so happy - that is awesome. (She looks like her mom:) )

Elena said...

These moments are the most precious... What a wonderful gift from Chris! What can I say - Believe in miracles!

Alice said...

How fun! Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

what a blessing Chris was to you & your daughter, what a sweetheart she is! the smile on her face is priceless

Lisa said...

Aw Catherine, what a lovely heart warming story. Its wonderful to see the glint in our childrens eyes as they get something they really want but didn't expect.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is such a nice story Catherine, Thanks for sharing it. Stampers are some of the sweetest, most thoughtful, and kindest people! Way to go Chris! Such a wonderful thing to do. Toni looks like she's in heaven! Merry Christmas Toni! :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Catherine
What a lovely suprise for your little girl! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Nancy said...

Awww...that was so sweet of Chris!! You have one happy little girl there!
Merry Christmas!

Lauren said...

She's a cutie. What a great story.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun sweet story!

Poppy said...

Aww how lovely Happy Christmas to you and your family.
poppy

Joy said...

so great! that is awesome! I think it's great that our daughters love SANTA! lucky you too...got to eat at an In & Out burger!! we can't wait to eat there when we go to Las Vegas! that's the best burgers! Merry Christmas!

Savitri said...

This is just too too sweet!!! Look at that smile on her face. So so precious!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww.......how precious!!! I'm always just so amazed at how wonderful and loving our stamping community is!! Happy Holidays my friend!!!

Anthonette said...

What a great surprise! What a great smile. Very nice of Chris.

Merry Christmas, Catherine!

Mary said...

Wow, that's so awesome!
Merry Christmas!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Hey Catherine,
Sorry I've been MIA over here for awhile. :( I just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas! I love the story about Santa Chris! :)

All my best,
Sarah

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh My, that was so sweet of Chris!! And what wonderful suprise for your daughter!!! The smile on her face is priceless!

Merry Christmas!
hugs, Jami

Rina said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Catherine, to you and your family!

Have a safe and beautiful New Years in the Lord.

God Bless~

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Merry Christmas Catherine and may you and your family have a safe and Happy Holiday!!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Ahh that was nice, Hope you had a merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year. God Bless.

dpkennedy said...

What a wonderful surprise! Great Santa you make Chris!!! Awesome.

Alex said...

Happy New Year Catherine!! I hope you enjoyed the holidays - I am just getting back into some semblance of a routine myself after family left this morning to go home!!! What a thoughtful and heartfelt thing to do - your dd's face is just lit up with happiness! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Curt in Carmel said...

Your daughter is the cutest little thing, and that story was wonderful. What a sweetie that Chris is! I hope you guys had a great holiday, and I so wish you the best for the coming year! Best, Curt

mochamama said...

now that is one beautiful Christmas story!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Those are cute picutes, she looks so happy! Hope you had a nice Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. I can't wait to see all of the wonderful things you will make in 2009 :)

Margie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year!
Missing your beautiful creations :)
Hope all is well!
xoxo, margie

Anthonette said...

Hi Catherine, where are you girl? I've been meaning to check up on you. I hope everything is OK.

Mary said...

Wondering the same thing. I hope you're just enjoying quality time with family!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Girl, I keep checking back, and hope everything is okay. Hope you enjoyed your holidays with your beautiful daughter. Know that I am thinking about ya'll. Hugs, chris

Holly said...

Catherine, I didn't get a reply to my e mail so I'm here and see everyone else is worried too. Please check in with someone and let us know!

Ashley said...

Catherine, where are you? We miss you!

Shauna said...

Hope you have a beautiful weekend! ♥ Hugs :)

kim-paperbabe said...

Missing you too, hope you are well! HuGs Kim x

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey there! Just hope you are OK and things are OK too. Really do miss ya! Curt

Hanne said...

Catherine;
I hope everything's fine with you! If you need some encouragement, I have something for you in my blog :)

Hugs, Hanne:)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Girl, I hope everything is okay. Know you are missed. chris

E.T said...

where are youuu?????

dpkennedy said...

Can I get in on this too? You are missed and we hope to hear from you soon!

Lana said...

How sweet is your daughter and how thoughtful of Chris...
Hope you and your family have a great 2009!
Hugs
Lana x

Elena said...

Hello Catherine! I don't see you blloging for a long time... Is everything all right? I worry about you...

Kerry D-C said...

Aaaw! What a great story!!! Your daughter is just adorable! uuum....I just noticed that this was posted over a month ago...and nothing since...Where ya been girl?

Rina said...

Aloha Catherine,

Missing you and your beautiful creations. I pray all is well with you and your family. Be blessed in Jesus!

Brooke S said...

FIrst what a cutie Pie.. Great story you have to love it when they get so excited about reading... and that they still believe...

I Miss seeing your smiling face!

Hugs
Brooke

akkina said...

I always admire your beautiful cards and I put something on my blog for you
hugs Akkina

Nancy said...

Hey Catherine...been checking in and noticed your absence, along with lots of others. Hope all is well. Let someone know you're okay; you're definitely missed!

masteriii said...

Happy on Christmas day,Pretty girl :)