Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Great Gift Idea

 I know you probably haven't thought about (dare I say) Christmas yet, but I know some of you have probably already have all your shopping done, This  idea  takes a little planning.

 My son gave this to us last Christmas. It was a planned staycation. You could do a short day or an elaborate weekend for someone you love.


He drew up the little book. He planned the whole day, including times we should be at each site. They had tickets and reservations for everything in advance.
It included food, brewery tour, shopping at an antique store, going up to Reunion Tower, dinner and hotel room at a cool retro hotel. We've lived in Dallas area for about 17 years and had never been up to the tower.
Instructions were to text pictures through out the day, so they could follow along with us.
Such a fun and creative gift that anyone could do.They also included pet sitting so we could spend the night. You could customize this to anyone.
If you aren't artistic another way you could present this gift would be a kiddie viewmaster slide show of the different stops. I did one of these for Hubby's birthday and he totally loved it. Here's the link for this-so fun to do. Let me know if you decide to this and how it turned out.
Here's some pic's from that day.



It was such a thoughtful and memorable gift. We loved it!
I promised a pic of the pig clock on the wall in the kitchen. It's above our back door.


It's been a crazy week here. Middle son is getting ready to move to Seattle this weekend. I'm so excited and sad at the same time. Is that possible?

Have a wonderful Halloween and week!
Leslie 

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    1. Thanks, Deb. It was for sure a gift to remember.

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  2. Hi Leslie, what a wonderful gift and great idea. Love how your pig clock turned out.
    Best wishes to your son on his move. I know it is an exciting time but some sadness too. Sending hugs. cm

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    1. Thanks Celeste. I really appreciate your hugs! I need them!

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  3. Hi Leslie! What a wonderful gift from your son, so creative! I'm putting my thinking cap on to see if I can adapt it for anyone. I'll check out the view master one too - both sound so much fun. Is your middle son your youngest? I can imagine it must be so hard to have him faraway. At least these days you can Skype or FaceTime. Will he be going to college in WA or embarking on a new adventure? Happy almost Halloweenie! Sally

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    1. Hey Sally, he is getting new job-he's an art director at an ad agency. He's the oldest son, middle kid. Let me know if you do one the gift ideas. I just loved it!! Happy Halloween to you too!

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    2. Hi Leslie,
      Been thinking about you, hearing all about the rain in your part of the country - hope you've been okay in Dallas?! How wonderful for your son, sounds like a terrific opportunity. Happy week to you and Bo! :)

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    3. We had tons of rain, but not as much flooding as Central Tx. You are such a sweetie to worry about me. Love you!

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    4. You're welcome! So glad you weren't in the midst of it --- looked so frightening on the news! We've had some flash flooding inland recently and a poor man lost his life, got trapped in his car, so sad.
      xoxo

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  4. Lovely gift! Good luck to your son on this new chapter of his life!

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    1. Thank you so much.He's very excited and we are too-just sad to say good-bye.

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  5. Hi Leslie :)

    That is a wonderful gift! I've never seen one like it. I'll have to think of someone to give it to.

    Yes, it's possible. I felt the same way when my son moved out.

    hugs to you,
    rue

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    1. Thanks Rue. Let me know if you do a staycation-such fun. Such mixed emotions about son. I know I'll survive, just get through the good-bye part.

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    1. Thanks. It was such a fun day for us!

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  7. What a creative and thoughtful gift your son gave you! As much as we want our children to spread their wings, it's hard to see them go. Sending a big hug your way, Leslie!

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    1. Thanks Vickie. I need a big hug right now.

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  8. Well,I've never seen such a GREAT gift...he was so generous and the time he took to set it all up is the best of alll....ooo, don't we just LOVE our kids !!!

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    1. It was a wonderful gift. He's a pretty great kid!

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  9. Leslie, what a great gift. And I love the art work. I've seen Sleepless in Seattle so many times, but I never seem to get tired of it. Thanks for stopping by.
    D

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