Sunday, January 06, 2013


Let me tell you something I love. Presents. I love presented because I LOVE picking out something for another person that I am SO excited about, I can't stand the thought of waiting to give it to them. And I really love seeing what people pick out for me.... especially when there is thought behind it. So I have a couple of gift stories from the holidays to share.

For our anniversary, Bret and I decided on giving each other one big thing each. Originally, we were not going to get each other anything at all, but then he came up with a REALLY good idea and then I came up with a really good idea. Here's what they were:

He got me this:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, right? I was ecstatic. Like, jumping up and down and squealing, unreasonably excited. Right away, I bought this Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for it:

And then reused my Vera Bradley Kindle 2 case (which fits PERFECTLY in Mocha Rouge.)

For his present, we got tattooed together. I got my sleeve fixed and finished as you saw earlier. And Bret got a piece of his fixed and two added on. A special part of each of our pieces were....

Left: Bret Right: Me

Our first ever tattoos together. Of course, that only sparked a Christmas tattoo with my brother... something we have been talking about for ages. You all remember how he broke his leg in July? Pretty severely. As a joke between us and also as a nod towards the fact that we are both incredibly awesome.... we got this: 

Sorry for the blurriness.... iPhone pictures! For the record, the bar is in his left leg.... ;)

I think my new favorite thing to give as a gift is definitely tattoos.... I am sure my parents are thrilled.

To top it all off, Bret got me the most amazing Christmas present, ever. If you look closely, you'll notice that it matches the top of they key he got for my lock... awwwww. 

Obviously he DEFINITELY won Christmas.

Happy Sunday.... Back to school tomorrow for us! It's been a long and relaxing break and now it's time for the long stretch between Christmas and spring break. Thankfully we have exams next week which will break up the time nicely. 

So far I am doing pretty well at keeping up with blog posts.... fingers crossed... 



  1. Okay I love all the tie ins! I'm trying to talk Izzy into getting his first ever tattoo. I think I'm slowly wearing him down, hehe.

    I am a little nervous for us to get anything meaningful to our relationship though. I previously had my wedding date on my wrist and after the divorce had to get it covered. Then again, Izzy doesn't suck like Dustin does so maybe I won't have to worry about him not sticking around ;-)

  2. greetings, I just wanted to comment and say that I was really impressed with your blog. Keep up the good work! You are a really talented writer and it shows

  3. great plug in, so far, let you know if i still think so in a month or so.


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