Thursday, March 11, 2010

Who has the best daughter in the world?

I do that's who!

Last week, my daughter, Amanda, called me to tell me that her and her boyfriend had bought me a birthday present. She said she knew it was early but wanted to make sure I got it in time. The catcher was that even though it was coming early I wasn't allowed to open it until my birthday. OK so I deserve that one, I certainly tortured her enough making her wait to open gifts.
Monday when I got home from work, I pulled in the driveway and spotted the box sitting on my front porch. Oh great, that means I have 13 days to sit and stare at this box and wonder what's inside it. I got a little closer to the porch and suddenly I was doing a happy dance. Well, an internal happy dance. I didn't want anyone driving by to think I was on drugs or going into some kind of seizure. Just take a look at what I saw.
And here's another side of the box.
Can you believe that? I give her a call and our conversation goes something like this
Me: I found a box sitting on the porch when I got home today.
Her: I wonder who that could be from
Me: Um, I hate to tell you this but I know what it is without even opening the box.
Her: What do you  mean you know what it is?
Me: The outside of the box says Provo Craft, description Cricut Create machine
Her: We told them it was a gift, it was supposed to be descreet
Me: Well when we get off the phone I'll take a picture of the box and text it to you.

Lucky me, I didn't have to 
She bought me the machine and her boyfriend Ian, who by the way is the bestest also, bought me an extra cartridge to go with it. 
I lost track of how many times I told her she was the bestest daughter with the bestest boyfriend. I had to keep asking if I had told her or not. She said that I had but she didn't mind hearing it.
Now I can't wait for the weekend so I can really do some playing. Isn't she just the best?


  1. Oh! You'll have fun with your new toy!

  2. Absolutely! It's nice when people know you well enough to choose the right gift or listen closely so they can choose the right gift.

  3. Your welcome mom, Ian and I are glad that you like it.

  4. You do have a pretty nice daughter - what a super gift! Have fun with it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and good luck in the giveaway.

  5. What a great gift! Luck Mom! If we don't see you on her for a while we know what you'll be doing.

  6. i dont have the best daughter but
    i have the nice daughter in the world
    thanks for the comment

  7. She is definitely the best! Have fun with it!

  8. I haven't a clue what she sent you. Just saying. Remember, I don't have a crafty bone in my entire body.

    Okay on you're having the best daughter. Since I have a son I'll let that one slide.

    Have a terrific day and my best to Duke. :)

  9. Wow first of all I didn't know your daughters name was Anonymous said... damn she comments everywhere.

    That is a great gift also. You can do so much with it, hours will go by like minutes. (What is it?)

    I can't believe your b-day is right around the corner, and to think you been on this great earth for almost 24 years, amazing :-)

  10. Awww, Ann that is so darn sweet of her!!! Think of the fun you will have!

  11. She is awesome but then again she is your daughter so how could she be any less than awesome :) You are going to have so much fun with that and I can't wait to see your creations.

  12. Your daughter and her boyfriend the bestest cause that is a very nice gift! Have fun creating!

  13. That's a really nice gift and what a surprise! That was really nice of your daughter and her boyfriend to do that. I'm looking forward to see some of your creations. As you may guess, I have no idea what your machine does, but I know you will make some fantastic creations with it :)

  14. That's great, Ann, we should celebrate our birthdays during some weeks, and I love the way you started celebrating yours. I've never seen a machine like this before, but I like the hints: Create, Craft... Cool!

  15. WOOHOO you got one! Yay! What a terrific present (DD and her young man get major points for awesometastic gift giving :o) You're gonna love it girl!

  16. I don't know what it is. I know it is something to keep you busy. With your talent I can't wait to see what you create.

  17. Frankly, I am rather disappointed in the girl. For she should have had that box stuffed with Milk-Bones for Duke, and then told you that she got the box from a neighbor or something. She could have then sent you your precious after your birthday was over. Now, I would have been really impressed with that, but she blew it on being a good little girl. Alas...

  18. YES YOU DO!! have the best dd ... after mine *grin*. Happy Birthday!!!

  19. ...She called ME the other day and wants ME to adopt her...Said she REALLY would love to live in Texas...
    I can see you're going for it...Hahaaa
    Have Fun!!

  20. I also have no clue what it is or can do, but since you are so delighted I'm sure it's something you've been wanting for a long time. You certainly do have the bestest daughter.

  21. Your daughter is the greatest! I guess we won't be seeing you for a while. Oh have lots of fun and show us what you are creating!

  22. I can see that like me you just like playing ..... how good that we both have daughters that know just how much we enjoy playing! Lol!! I hope that you enjoy your new gift.

    In Britain - it is our Mother's Day this Sunday 14th ...... so I'm hoping to do a little playing too.

  23. What a sweet daughter!! I bet you'll have alot of fun with that.

  24. Hope you enjoy your weekend of fun with your new present. xx

  25. Bossy Betty, I know I will

    Grace, and all these years I thought she didn't listen :)

    Amanda thank you again bestest daughter

    Marie yep she sure is, I will. thank you, and I enjoyed your blog

    Sheri I'll try and keep up even though I know I'll be doing a lot of playing

    sewa mobil aww I'm sure your daughter is the best to you.

    Cinnamon girl yes she is, thanks I will :)

    Sandee well I guess in this case it's a good thing the gift came from my daughter and not my son otherwise we might have to

    Manoverboard LOL yes imagine that. The machine is an electronic die cutting machine. And it is amazing that at 24 I have an almost 27 year old daughter

    Tanyia, isn't it though. I'm thinking I'm

    Poetic shutterbug you have an excellent point there.

    Beaded tail yep they are and it sure is a nice gift.

    Tahtimbo it was a huge surprise

    fullet it's a very cool little machine that cuts out shapes and letters, I can't wait to get started with it.

    Jen YAY me and yes they scored BIG points with me on this one. I already do love it even though I haven't played with it much yet

    FishHawk well lucky for me she didn't talk to you before she sent it. Duke would have been happy, me...not so

    Christine Really, best gift she ever gave me. Well all of them were great but you know what I mean

    Vickie how about we just say that between the two of them there's a whole lot of

    Donna Did she really? well that

    Jude yes i've been wanting it for awhile and she's great for remembering.

    Buggys, I'll try and squeeze a post in between playing.

    Kloggers I love to play, give me paper, markers and other assorted goodies and I'm in I hope you get some good toys for mothers day

    Sihui she is sweet, I'm sure I will have tons of fun

    allotments4you thanks I'll do my best :)

  26. That is so AWESOME!! Glad you got something you really, really wanted. Can't wait to see some more crafty type stuffs from you. :o)

  27. Aww, your daughter is really thoughtful, Ann! You're so fortunate! My cricut was a surprise from my husband, I guess he took pity on me because I circle the cricut are at Michael's many times whenever we go there. hahaha! happy scrappin' lady! *hugs*

  28. Mee2 isn't it though, now if I could just get into the right frame of mind to take advantage of it

    Gayle oh I'm sure I will

    Tes what a nice husband you have, he takes hints well :)


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