Thursday, December 24, 2009

I wonder if she will know...

Every year my dad asks me to shop for my mom. He gives me cash or card and sends me on my merry way to buy his presents for her. He is a great gift giver...but I think all the hustle and bustle this time of year keeps him from doing it himself. He is just not the type of guy to go to a crowded mall by himself and shop.

I look forward to it every year. My mom is fun to shop for, and because I have great taste, she is always very stylish after the holidays. :)

This year was no different. I got the cash and was ready to go, then I got an email from my mom. She asked me to tell dad that she would like a dress coat. OK, since I already had the $, and I was doing the shopping...dress coat noted.

The Captain was gracious enough to give up a date night and go to the mall and shop for my mom with me...he is a great guy!  I had in mind the kind of coat I wanted to get my mom...but right before I purchased it I thought "I better call her and make sure this is what she had in mind.".  So with all the stelth of a bull in a china shop I called and asked vauge questions about what she might want...I bought what I already had in my hand.

As I lay in bed that night a brilliant thought came to mind. If she already knows what dad is getting her...why not make if fun? So the next day I spent an hour and a half making my master piece. Just so you know...the coat is a beautiful winter white...but whan I was done it was a lovely shade of gold wrapping paper.


When I was finished the new wrapped coat sported wrapping paper pockets, wrapping paper buttons and a wrapping paper coller...oh and cuffs! It was excellent!

I wonder, when I bring it over on Christmas, if she will know what it is?

(Incidentally, I made my mom promise she wouldn't look at the blog until after Christmas...)


mooneyequalsmc2 said...

well I have NO idea how you did that but that is AMAZING! haha. What a great sense of humor and how clever to come up with this!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Heidi @ Indy Photography said...

Cari, that is awesome. Just awesome.

SO glad you took pics!

Have a Merry Christmas!

The Bug said...

That's fabulous! Great job - she'll be thrilled.

Penny said...

That's awesome! I absolutely love it! I'm sure she won't figure it out, either. LOL =)
Have a great Christmas and if you get a chance pop in over at my blog and see the cutest Christmas jammies ever. ;)

Anonymous said...


that is DYNAMITE! Can't wait to hear about all the good laughs and amazement it brought to your Christmas celebration.

Merry Christmas dear friend.