Friday, December 26, 2008

Greatest Gift of the Season

Answer Is: “$225 lifetime fishing license direct from Santa!!”

Question Is: “What is the one gift we managed to lose in between opening stockings and cleaning up les than thirty minutes later, Alex?”

So, what was YOUR greatest gift of the season? Bonus points if you lost it before the morning was even over. And no, don’t suggest that we’ve thrown it away accidentally. We’ve dug through the trash THREE DAMN TIMES. I swear, the thing grew legs and walked away.

28 comments:

Amy said...

Wii had a very Wii Christmas, with Wii Fit, Star Wars the Clone Wars Wii Light Saber battles and Wii bowling under the tree. Unfortunately, Wii were not too happy when Wii went downstairs to discover that our Wii game system was dead -- the apparent victim of a power surge (despite being on a surge suppressor).

Anonymous said...

Amy, call Nintendo support. They will send you a new power box. Most likely the system isn't dead, just the power supply box is blown. Last spring, my girlfriend accidentally plugged in her kids' Wii, which operates on 110v into the 220v outlet we have here in Europe. It fried the power box only and Nintendo sent them another one for $35 bucks. They plugged inthe power supply, used the transformer like we are supposed to and wa-la, Wii was up and running and hasn't stopped since. :>)

~Carolyn from Germany

Rebecca said...

Check your stockings! Little stuff always manages to find its way in there... I've been monopolizing my daughters Wii fit.... love that thing!

Libby said...

Do you save gift bags? If so, check them out. I suddenly realized last night that a gift card I had received had disappeared. Checked the trash - nothing. Started to put away this year's gift bags when I had the inspiration to check them out - sure enough, I had put it in one of them for safekeeping and then forgot!

Good luck with your search!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the license walked away on four furry paws? If I were you, I'd be following Barley around outside with a rubber glove on!

Stephanie in Portland

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Hope it pops up - as it probably will in a matter of hours/days/weeks. If not, I am with Stephanie and say to follow that furry ball of trouble around!
Tammy in Oh

Jan Ross said...

I always worry about losing a gift and am downright ANAL about checking all the boxes and bags before we throw them away.

I would think they have a record of a license that was purchased. Can you get another copy?

My best gift was the fact that, after 31 years, my husband finally GETS me and bought me gift certificates for a massage and a pedicure. I still can't believe he went to those places and bought the gift certificates - they are the best gifts EVER!

Anonymous said...

Hope you find the license, but if not I'm pretty sure you can get a duplicate....we were able to get a duplicate for my son when he lost his (in Nebraska). I'd think it would be the same in OK.
Boni

Jeanette in GA said...

Maybe the dog ate it.

Lissy said...

i got a wii as well this christmas..and guitar hero!! ....but just the game, no guitar!

I'm with everyone else...follow that dog! :)

Mamasita said...

I'm jumping on the Barley bandwagon here. :-)

I think my favorite gift this season was watching my parents open one of their gifs. My sister, who always knows just what to get my parents, nailed it this year. She got some pictures of our brother, whose life was measured in hours, and had them age progressed. She had pictures done of how he would have looked at around age 5 and how he would have looked at around age 16. It was a little surreal to see him beyond how he looked in all of the pictures that we have ever seen of him. You could see some of my parents in him, some of my sister, and some of my nephew's in him. My parents LOVED looking at those. It was almost like he was there with us for Christmas. My sister and I never got to meet him, so it was kind of like getting to finally meet him.

Anyway, good luck on finding the missing gift.

Thank you also so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciated it and hope you will stop by again.

L said...

I got an amazingly beautiful engagement ring.. best Christmas ever!

Stefunkc said...

Have you moved all the possible cushions and pieces of furniture? It will turn up sooner or later but make you crazy until then.

I got a Tiffany bracelet to celebrate the race I'm yet to run. I'm calling it incentive:)

Lammy said...

Merry Christmas!
I'm usually a lurker...but coming out to say that I LOVE your thoughts.... they give me hope!

*sigh*
I'm thinking they must have a copy onfile of the license.
Surely you're not the first person who's lost theirs.
:-D

Pam K said...

I bet Barley thought the license was yummy!

Anonymous said...

My golden retriever ate one of my gifts for DH before it was even given, the Pug ate a giftwrapped ornament my DD made for me, then on Christmas morning, DH threw away a gift bag containing a new battery for his phone (without ever seeing the battery). I made it home Christmas afternoon and had a nice time going through the trash bin looking for the battery...I found it! But maybe that's my punishment for giving him a cell phone battery as a gift!
Debbie E.
PTC, GA

Anonymous said...

Kristie, If you cannot find it..
Contact fish and game and they will replace it for you. :)

Natalie said...

Wii also had a very Wii Christmas (stole that from Amy). And then I pulverized my entire family, including children, at Wii boxing. I totally rule. It's actually a little disturbing. But MY fave gift was my new ski boots. . .which I bought for myself in November. They will be my Christmas and bday gifts for the next decade.

So sorry about the fishing license. We once lost a store card and it haunts me to this day. . .

Nate's Mom said...

The best gift around here went to Nate. It was a pogo stick, partially inspired by your kiddoes talent show. I have a very short clip on my blog of his trying it out. He is up to 16 bounces now, lol. Hope you had a great Christmas.

Sheri in CA

Tracy said...

My favourite was the book "Audacity of Hope" by Obama! I am lookin forward to diggin in!
Other than that... Wii is new to our home!

Tina S. said...

My best present this year from my husband was sock monkey slippers (from Target). Awesome!!!! I can't stand not to have shoes on, and these are almost equivalent to me wearing my sneakers around the house non-stop.

The best gift from my in-laws is a cruise for this summer (but my annoying sister-in-law is also going but we'll find a way to avoid her!)

Good luck with the license. Like others said, I'm sure they can get you a duplicate or check the cushions!

Haley said...

I totally mislabeled my mom's gift and the angel tree gift for a student at her school. So, yesterday morning when I was anxiously awaiting her reaction to the new necklaces, she and I were both shocked as she unwrapped the High School Musical 3 CD. Joy. I'm sure the 8 year old was real happy with her new necklaces...NOT. Oh well, at least I got them on sale!

Chris M. said...

We all got food poisoning. Not the best gift ever, but the one that will never be forgotten. I've never seen so much puke in my life - 4 people, two bathrooms. My son Justin actually thought he was dying. No, honey. You just feel like it. Dang!

Mom on the Run said...

My best gift hands down. Ring cleaner for Christmas, to go with engagement ring given a moment later...almost 18 years ago.

Two years ago I gave my sister a large gift bag to hold some of her family's gifts to take home with her. This year she used the same gift bag to bring her gifts to my house. Today I found a Christmas ornament in the bottom of the bag...missing since Christmas two years ago!

Denise Ward said...

Down the side of a chair or the sofa? We once found a CD there in July, no less, a testament to my housekeeping!

Dianna in Louisiana said...

Seeing my daughter open the retired webkinz I bought on Ebay. Everyone knows that only Santa can get such things. It was proof positive that her eight year old cousin, who is a non-believer is dead wrong.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm a bit late on this, but I have all of these beat!! I got a Snuggie for Christmas. I think it was supposed to be a joke, but I really love it! Everyone was very jealous. In fact, I saw a couple of peeps looking at the ripped off wrapping paper to make sure it didn't have their names on it!

Cathy said...

I am commenting late on this one but we lost a bag of sugar. It wasn't a Christmas present but we needed it for baking and we all saw it in the pantry on Christmas Eve. Christmas morning - NO SUGAR. We needed that sugar to make muffins and danish... it grew legs too. Who would take it or hide it - how can sugar grow legs? I hope you found the fishing license.

My dad also lost his good n plentys but I think they may have accidentally ended up in the trash and I wasn't digging for them.