Here are several sneek peeks of the very fun Bits~n~Pieces Collage Swap I am in over at Jenny's
With this sneak peek I started thinking about Christmas especially and those who love to sneek a peek! Do any of you now or when you were little check out a gift??? Do you tear a little corner to see the box labeling??? Or...Do you unwrap the entire gift and put it back together???!!! I am not sure if one of my sisters, who shall remain nameless, may have actually practiced both of these techniques! Hehehe. I remember seeing our Christmas gifts once in our parents closet. They were piled HIGH!!! There were Six of us kids!!! It was enough for me to know that I had been good and that there were presents!!! Oh, not that my parents ever threatened. I think it was just more widely "known" that "you better watch out, I'm tell'in you why, Santa Clause is coming to town". Did I stop to think why the gifts were in my Mom and Dad's closet!? NO, not me. I was quite content just knowing that the gifts would be under the tree! One year the SAME sister woke ME up on Christmas morning! That shows how she too loved Christmas and gifts! She came BACK in our bedroom barely able to contain herself!!! WELL, she did NOt contain herself!!! She spilled it all out immediately, without missing a beat to catch her breath...she was breathless from the excitement!!! She was very thrilled to announce that we were getting BIKES for Christmas!!! 4*NEW*BIKES!!! I was thrilled and mad all at once! I was getting one of the bikes (she said one had my name on it, hahah) On the flip side...I had no surprise left when it was time to get up and go out to the livingroom where our tree was. I actually love this story because it really is one of those funny stories, and to look back now I have a great visual of Kelly (OOPS)( heheh) coming in to tell me our wonderful news. We rode our bikes all around for years and years and years. I learned to ride "look Mom no-hands" on that bike. I could ride from our driveway around our entire block (4corners).without touching the handle bars. (Our Mom raised us all without any of us breaking a bone!!!) We all loved those bikes. After my husband and I got married he wanted to get me a bike, since old blue had since been let go. He got me another Sears(I insisted) blue bike! Oh yaya, I still have it, he up grades the tires to a wider tire....but I need to start riding it again!!! Oh what a good cue for THIS!