I'm so excited - I've got the best Birthday present for my daughter!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sjisty, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    My daughter moved to Texas almost 3 years ago and for the first time she will not be able to come home for Christmas or her birthday (December 23). I came up with the best present for her!!!!!

    First the boring part - I went on line and bought her a gift card for her favorite restaurant in Texas.

    The fun part - I pulled out all my old boxes of keepsakes and was able to find about 20 Birthday cards from different members of our family to her when she was growing up. I have cards from her first birthday up until about her sixth from her favorite great-aunt who passed away this year, some from her grandparents (my parents), one of her aunts, a cousin, and some from me!

    I also found pictures of her with her birthday cakes, from 1-year-old all the way up to sweet 16!

    Also in the boxes were some of my favorite pieces of her school work over the years, pictures and essays and stuff.

    I can't wait to go into town and find the perfect album or box! Happy 29th Birthday, Julie!
  2. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    That's so wonderful! She will be surrounded by all the love of her family, even if they aren't there in person! Way to go mom, you rock!!
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I do rock, don't I? I'm going to make my only daughter cry on her birthday! [​IMG]

    I'm sure I will be crying, too - I'm crying already! [​IMG]
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Just so good!!!! You are super cool. Mom![​IMG]
  5. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Londonderry, NH
    That is a cool present! And, my middle daughter's birthday is Dec 23! Steph is a year younger.
  6. As a daughter who can't be home for all the holidays, I'd love it.
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    She is a lucky girl with a wonderful mum!... fab fab present....
  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I've been digging - I found her engraved baby spoon, her Brownie uniform and sash with all her badges, and a bunch of old report cards. I even found her first baby tooth! I am quite a pack rat and have boxes and boxes of memories. Now I'm looking for her first gold necklace. Every year on her birthday we would add a gold bead. I remember one bead had a dent in it from her biting it! It's got to be in one of these boxes.

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