December 29, 2008

we must have been good

Our Christmas celebration was fun and full of joy... so much of it.

Santa must have thought I was good this year because not only did I get my top Christmas wish, but I got two of them...Ben is just the most wonderful. He tried for weeks looking online for a polaroid and the research nerd that he is, he tried to find one with a timer and tripod attachment ability, but beggars can't be choosers right? Also, wanting to be reasonable about buying a polaroid camera, he refused to pay the exorbitant prices they were going for on ebay. So what did he do? He called a ton, I mean a TON of southern California thrift shops. It must have been God's will because 2 days before Christmas he struck gold. A super close by thrift shop had two cameras and sold it to him for 5 bucks. Yes, 5 bucks. Imagine his elation when he had both in his hands. This guy really loves to make his wife happy. I am super glad to be that wife.

On Christmas morning, I opened up a box, which was from Anthropologie. Well, since I thought he couldn't find anything for me, I just told him to get my favorite candles from Anthro. I was a bit bewildered at first because inside the box were two things that were not shaped like my candles, but when I took off the tissue paper, I was so excited and just laughed because not only did I have one polaroid camera, but two! Yup, my Benny is really just the best. I think he spoils me too much. Plus he got me another little contraption for my camera to aid in my photography love. 

Yes. I must have been a good girl. 

And my little girls, well, they were good girls too. They got their dream kitchen or maybe it is more like my dream kitchen. Nevertheless, they love it and True claims to already have "burned" something as she cooks. 

Ben. He was good too. He is so good that all he wanted for Christmas was to give to those in need (I did give him a few practical things). Yeah, he puts me to shame. Just another reason why I love him so much. 

Well, this will be my last post for the year (so I did manage to sneak one last one in). I am thankful to God for all the blessings and friendships he has poured upon me this past year and I joyfully look forward to this new year. 

Happy New Year to all of you!!!


  1. happy new year to you too! Enjoy all that 2009 will bring...many more happy memories I am sure.

    I need some film for my polaroid camera. Ruby, Let me know where you get yours for a decent price. thx =)

  2. hey ruby! my in laws are visiting from socal and brought us candy cane joe-joe's! i'm enjoying some right now with milk as i blog. they're soooo good!

  3. Happy New Year Ruby!
    You lucky girl :o)
    Enjoy those cameras and share all of the lovely pictures you take!

  4. oh, polaroid cameras are so fun!
    i know i love mine:]
    happy new year to you & your family!

  5. Happy new year!!!! I am so touched by this post... what a wonderful marriage you two have... your family is constantly blessed and are a blessing to others!!! I can't wait to see all the photos you take! That is completely awesome!!!

  6. A happy and blessed new year to you and your family! You are a blessing and an inspiration and I'm sure everyone else can't wait to see all your wonderful creations for the new year!

  7. how exciting to have not one but two polaroid cameras! don't you just love searching for something and then getting it for an amazing price? it is a good feeling! happy new year to you and your family!

  8. good luck with the new polaroids! thats so exciting.

    happy new year!


  9. Happy New Year Ruby to you and your family! What an awesome find 2 for $5!!!! I love Polaroid pics :-) I also love when my husband finds me a great, thoughtful treasure, they are the best presents. I did some work for SP Australia! I hope Ben was able to buy a goat or something equally as cool!

  10. Happy New Year!

    You have got to be the nicest couple in the world. It makes me happy to think of people like you all around the world, making it such a nice place to be!

  11. Glad to hear your Xmas was a a good one.

    I've zipped through the Twilight series and am reading the last one now...

  12. I found you through Crafty Crow, and just wanted to say "hi". I loved looking through your blog. It is just beautiful. Your love for your husband and kids just shines through. Happy New Year!


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