We got an X-box 360 for $100!
last modified: Thursday, November 23, 2006 (1:18:47 PM)
Update: Thanks for all the wonderful comments guys. I didn't want to blog -again- so I just decided to amend this one. We -just- got an X-Box 360 from Amazon.com for $100! There were only 1,000 available and the site crashed briefly, but we got it! I'm so freakin' excited! We were up against the entire country, which was extremely nerve racking. ;_; hehe

Again, I appreciate everyone's heartfelt comments. I nearly teared up. You guys are the best. *_* Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I'm pretty excited because it's one of my favorite holidays. I realize it's a strictly American holiday, but the sentiment behind the day is something important for everyone everywhere. Giving thanks is something we should do everyday and it's nice that at least one is set aside to pay homage to this crucial practice.

Getting together and enjoying a big meal with the family is my idea of perfection. I'm not terribly fond of my extended family, but I'm very close to my parents and Senor's parents. It makes this season very special to me because I really love (and like!) the people in my life. I feel very lucky to be able to honestly say that.

I give thanks that the house is finally at a point where we can live in it. I'm thankful for my new husband and the life we've created together and we're still working on for the future. My family and friends are healthy and doing well. Definitely a wonderful feeling; I'm very happy right now. I'm thankful for my life.

Oh! I'm also extremely thankful for the cow-pig bank Hotice sent me! She is such a dear and bought me a wonderful souvenir from Holland: a cow/pig bank! I don't have a picture yet, but it's a pig with cow spots. I LOVE IT!! Thank you Hotice =) You're the best *hugs* http://puddle.rubberslug.com/

Roughly two days ago, I became an aunt! My half-brother and his wife had an 8 lbs boy. Robin was due two weeks ago, the poor thing, and they finally had to induce labor because it just didn't seem like it was going to happen! He came out big and healthy, no complications or problems at all. He's lovely and the new parents took to him instantly. I sincerely hope their future is a bright one. Having a child is something they both really wanted and I'm happy for them both.

Sorry to gush and spam the front page, but it has been a very emotional time for all of us. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you're all safe and well. I'd like to know what all of you give thanks for this year. ^_^

re: Thanksgiving and I''m an Aunt!Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 5:34:44 PM

Awww, congratulations ^^! Time to spoil the nephew XD!
Thanksgiving seems to be a hugely overlooked holiday, so it''s nice to hear someone giving it a little praise. It''s a really great time of the year and the one and only time my entire family gets togehter, and it''s really important to take the time to be thankful for the good (and sometimes even the bad) things that have happened throughout the year.
Happy Turkey Day ^^ Hope it gives you more happy memories to be thankful for!

re: Thanksgiving and I''m an Aunt!Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 5:49:37 PM

That''s so true! It''s definitely an overlooked holiday, which is such a shame! It has always been one of my very favorite occasions. It seems people skip it and focus right on Christmas. Ah well.

Thanks for the comments. :) Hope you have a wonderful holiday as well! ^_^

re: Thanksgiving and I''m an Aunt!Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 10:11:06 PM

Awesome to hear about all the incredible things going on in your life, WC! I love reading "good news" blogs like this one. Plus, it reminded me of everything I have to be thankful for, too.

Congrats on becoming an aunt! How exciting!! And, I hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled Thanksgiving day! *hugs*

Thanks and many more thanks.....Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 10:29:17 PM

I am so happy that all is working out for you and that things are going so great in and all around you. It is also great that you recognize the things that make this world that we live in such a wonderful place to be...I congratulate you in becoming an Aunt, it is such an amazing position to be in, especially if you don''t have any kids of your own. All I can say is that I wish you the best and congratulations...^_^.

re: Thanksgiving and I''m an Aunt!Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 8:24:34 AM

It''s great to hear that things are going very well for you! ^___^ You have a lot to be thankful for today, so don''t forget to give thanks! :D Congrats on becoming an aunt, that must be so exciting!

Happy Thanksgiving! Eat up, live up, and love! *super hugs*

re: Thanksgiving and I''m an Aunt!Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 11:10:59 AM

Congratulations aunt Toni!!! ... (^_~) ... that''s a great news ... (^_^) ...

and happy Thanksgiving!!! ... hope you''ll have a wonderful time with your family ... (^___^) ...


re: We got an X-box 360 for $100!Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 2:44:09 PM

Congratulations on becoming an aunt! That kid is gonna get spoiled rotten, I have a feeling. Just remember to let mom and dad play with him as well. Glad you got in on the XBox deal. Along with the Wii, it should keep you guys busy all through the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!

re: We got an X-box 360 for $100!Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 11:13:49 PM

Happy thanksgiving and I''m glad you have many things/people/events to give thanks for. It''s great to hear great news. :)

re: We got an X-box 360 for $100!Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 12:41:05 AM

Congrats on becoming an Aunt! And I hope your Thanksgiving was memorable and safe. Cheers!

re: We got an X-box 360 for $100!Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 12:41:17 PM

Thanks for all the wonderful comments guys. It really moved me to read such kind words. Really makes the holiday season warm and bright. *hugs*