the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s MilSpouse Secret Santa time, hosted by Wife of a Sailor!

I mailed out my gift this past Saturday to Shana at Tiara’s and ACU’s, and knew that my own gift could arrive any time. Imagine my delight when my husband texted me, “Secret Santa came! Get excited!” while I was at work this week.

As soon as I walked in the door, I grabbed not one, but TWO boxes! One had specific instructions not to open unless the other box was present. Thank goodness it was! How would I have convinced myself to wait!?!

My Secret Santa was the very wonderful Lacey, from this life of mine! I had actually never read her blog before, but am so happy to be a follower now. Her story is inspiring, she’s totally gorgeous and her taste in Christmas gifts is impeccable! What more could you want in a woman!?

Lacey sent me a  new Scentsy Plug-In Warmer (which at first threw me off, because she ordered it for me from another MilSpouse- Julie from Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life) and a Cinnamon Vanilla bar. This has been plugged in my living room (where it matches the decor!) since I opened it. It has totally filled our home with this delicious Christmas-wreathy-homey smell. Just what we needed, since we have NO tree and hardly any decorations (#ChristmasFail)…

She also sent the most adorable bracelet, called “Lucky.” It has a little elephant and a little pearl charm. And it is the perfect bracelet for me, since elephants are my absolute favorite, as are a good strand of pearls (so classy and fabulous). The description of what lucky was was really meaningful to me, because right now Andrew and I are feeling pretty lucky. Thank you, Lacey, for reminding me.

And FINALLY, Lacey sent some to-die-for Godiva! Girl’s best friend! Peppermint and gingerbread flavors! These will be coming on the plane to NY with us tomorrow, for a little bit of festive snacking!!

I can’t thank Lacey enough for such a thoughtful and generous Christmas gift! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too!


  1. I am so glad you liked your gift (and thank you for the compliments)! I looked high and low for a Vegas elephant but couldn’t find one and hoped you like the bracelet instead! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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