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Lisa

What Was Your Favorite Christmas Gift?

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What tickled you fancy from under the tree?

Mine was a pair of Frey Clogs from Sundance, way too cool.......and the same bracelett that my husband gave me last year!!! (men :rolleyes: )


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Digital Camera or a cornhole set (that's Bean Bag Toss for the non-Ohioans).

My gluten-free got me a few framed pics of us (I think she is marking her territory - lol) and my favorite cologne (Dolce Gabana)

Hey Chris, which one is you...on the left or the right? I've always wondered.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Lucky Santa in the Caymans

Santa's best present was to bring summer for us. For the last few weeks it has been chilly, not at all summerlike, but Santa bought it in just for us. Now since I have 6 weeks off work I can pack up a and go to the beach and chill out.

Cathy

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Lucky Santa in the Caymans

Santa's best present was to bring summer for us. For the last few weeks it has been chilly, not at all summer like, but Santa bought it in just for us. Now since I have 6 weeks off work I can pack up a and go to the beach and chill out.

Cathy

Whoa, Cathy, I do forget sometimes that some of you are enjoying summer while some of us are chilly in our winter. It would be soooo strange for me not to get gloves, scarfs, coats for gifts. Although, it might be cool to open presents and then go to the beach.

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas....maybe some Margarita Mix with a new beach chair. :P


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Chris is the one on the left.

My husband and I do not exchange gifts and haven't for years. We took on poor families as our Christmas present to ourselves. But, this year he out did himself on the card and I cried. I have it sitting on my desk and I read it often. It said so much, since I have been so sick.


"Throw yourself a pity-party and you'll be the only guest." - Earlene Fowler

Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004

Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat

Morphia Scleroderma

Osteoarthritis

Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid

Essential Tremors

Asthma

Migraines

Fibromyalgia - diag. in 1978 when they called it Fibrositis

PAD Peripheral Artery Disease

Angina and Atrial Fibrillation

Gluten Ataxia

Vitiligo

Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.

Ocular Myastenia Gravis

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Lucky Santa in the Caymans

Santa's best present was to bring summer for us. For the last few weeks it has been chilly, not at all summerlike, but Santa bought it in just for us. Now since I have 6 weeks off work I can pack up a and go to the beach and chill out.

Cathy

Lucky you to be out on the beach! I went to san diego last week, and loved being on the beach in my sweatshirt and mittens. Now I'm back to single digit temperatures!

Chris is the one on the left.

My husband and I do not exchange gifts and haven't for years. We took on poor families as our Christmas present to ourselves. But, this year he out did himself on the card and I cried. I have it sitting on my desk and I read it often. It said so much, since I have been so sick.

What a great tradition! I want to do something like that w/ my husband. :)

My favorite gift this year was probably my new massage table! Although I'm not sure if it was more of a gift to me or to my husband...since I was the one who wanted to go to massage school once upon a time....

Also got a very fun board game, called World of Warcraft (based on the amazingly cool computer game). We spent 7 hours playing it on christmas day!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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And here I was, picturing Santa playing golf in Florida :lol:

We don't exchange gifts either, but this year we got a couple new ornaments (2 LED Deer) for our yard display as our Christmas present. It's fun.

Also a couple dear friends came for dinner and to spend the day, that's the best :P


Shirley

[save the Earth, It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Gluten free since 1989

West Kootenay.... British Columbia

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Well, believe it or not, I got a blank, signed check from my son!! :o Definately a first for me :lol:

Actually, he recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told him I couldn't think of a thing I needed, but then remembered I've been meaning to buy a bench for under the vanity in my bathroom now that we re-did the bedroom and bath. I said to him, just give me whatever you would normally spend, and I'll put it towards that, and consider it from you.

So, the blank check--to get which ever one I want--and a cute, funny little note on the card! :D

Also, a beautiful gold bracelet from my other son (I'm one lucky mom!) :rolleyes:


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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My husband and I planned a trip to Belize next month - HORRAY! We are spending some time in the jungle, then flying out to an island off the coast for some beach relaxation and windsurfing . . . I can't wait! It will be nice to get out of the cold weather . . .

Hope you all had a good Christmas :D


Lisa

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" -St. Augustine

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My husband and I planned a trip to Belize next month - HORRAY! We are spending some time in the jungle, then flying out to an island off the coast for some beach relaxation and windsurfing . . . I can't wait! It will be nice to get out of the cold weather . . .

Hope you all had a good Christmas :D

Can I crawl in your suitcase? B) , pleeeeeeeeeeeese.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Sure - you can help me with the in-laws! They're coming too :blink:

Just kidding - they're great.


Lisa

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" -St. Augustine

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Can I join you Lisa???

Mine was a pearl and diamond necklace from my fiance. It was such a small thoughtful gift, as we dont have much money, and what we do have goes to Colin.

Other than that, my favorite present was Colins reaction to his presents. He got a ball pit. He absolutely loves it. The grin is from ear to ear.. that is the best part.


Stephanie

Gluten free since October 05

son born severly premature due to

celiac

"True love stories never end" Richard Bach

"Did you ever stop thinking and forget to start again?" AA Milne

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you" AA Milne

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My favorite gift to display is the pictures of my grandson: in one, he is dressed in a leather jacket and bandanna, riding a motorcycle; the second has him wearing dress pants and a white shirt standing next to a thing that rich folks put statues on (reminds me of a scholar!); and the third has him wearing the leather jacket again, this time with his hair spiked into a mohawk. My favorite nondisplayable gift was the invitation to spend the afternoon next door, so my daughter and I didn't have to spend it alone.


Dessa

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25

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My husband and I planned a trip to Belize next month - HORRAY! We are spending some time in the jungle, then flying out to an island off the coast for some beach relaxation and windsurfing . . . I can't wait! It will be nice to get out of the cold weather . . .

Hope you all had a good Christmas :D

have you been to belize before? how do you plan on accomodating a gluten-free diet there? sounds like a great trip!

My favorite gift to display is the pictures of my grandson: in one, he is dressed in a leather jacket and bandanna, riding a motorcycle; the second has him wearing dress pants and a white shirt standing next to a thing that rich folks put statues on (reminds me of a scholar!); and the third has him wearing the leather jacket again, this time with his hair spiked into a mohawk. My favorite nondisplayable gift was the invitation to spend the afternoon next door, so my daughter and I didn't have to spend it alone.

sound like some very cute pictures! it's always nice to have company for the holidays :)


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Well, believe it or not, I got a blank, signed check from my son!! :o

Oh wow !! Go crazy!! :lol: (only kidding!)

Great idea really - you can get something you really want (maybe in the January sales) :)

My hubby and I don't usually exchange gifts ( as we've usually run out of money by the time we've sorted the 3 boys!) but he suprised me by getting me a watch I had commented on months ago.(he managed to lose my old watch whilst we were away in the summer :rolleyes: )

I am whole again! :lol: ( I really missed having a watch )


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

Nikki

Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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My husband tried to get me a purse that I've been wanting for months. Turns out the bag was discontinued. He wrapped up a long letter explaining everything he had to do to try to get me this purse. He even tried to buy it off a lady's shoulder (she wouldn't sell it). Then he tried to order it overseas and the shipping would have costed more than the purse. Anyway, to make a long story short, he ended up finding one online and ordering it. It was supposed to be here Christmas eve, but there was a big blizzard and now it won't be here until today. The note was one of the best presents that I've ever gotten. He put so much effort into trying to get me exactly what I wanted. He's such a sweetheart.

Oh, and we got another Christmas present too... But we're not ready to tell anyone yet. :P


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Oh, and we got another Christmas present too... But we're not ready to tell anyone yet. :P

:D:D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Santa brought me cashola..........I have been wanting a Kitchenaid mixer and I also want/need a new couch. Sooo I'll be getting one or the other.

He also brought me a radar gun. Yes a hotwheels radar gun. I clocked the cat doing 2mph this morning. HAHA This thing is going to be a blast!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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My sweet husband got me a GPS since I get lost going almost anywhere. I love it. He also got me the most beautiful Bulova diamond watch I've ever seen.


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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Santa brought me cashola..........I have been wanting a Kitchenaid mixer and I also want/need a new couch. Sooo I'll be getting one or the other.

He also brought me a radar gun. Yes a hotwheels radar gun. I clocked the cat doing 2mph this morning. HAHA This thing is going to be a blast!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

I just bought a Kitchen Aid Mixer! It was my X-mas present to myself! I absolutely love it. I will never purchase another crappy hand mixer for the rest of my life.

Have fun with it! Mashed Potatoes taste so much better than before - so does my Cheescake!

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have you been to belize before? how do you plan on accomodating a gluten-free diet there? sounds like a great trip!

nope sweetfudge, I have not been to Belize before. I planned our trip to be as accomodating to my diet as possible! At the lodge in the jungle, they serve mostly stuff they grow on the premises and catch in the river - so I'm hoping lots of fruits, veggies, and fish. It also says right on the website to let them know if you have any special dietary restrictions, so hopefully they will be good about it. And at our resort on the island we will have a stove and fridge, so I plan to just cook for myself instead of eating out . . . I am crossing my fingers that all goes well!


Lisa

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" -St. Augustine

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Lisa,

That sounds great! Have a nice time :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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i made out real good this year... ugg boots, new digital camera, coach wallet and wristlet, palm pilot, swatch watch!!! ((maybe my fam members felt bad for me being so sick and miserable throughout the summer and early fall from just being dxed)) they out did themselves, but i greatly appreciate everything!!!

as for everyone going away... i want to go too!!!!! enjoy the sun and beaches!!! (and a margarita!)

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The leather jacket that my boyfriend got me =)

-Ash


-Diganosed with Celiac's Disease on April 15, 2005.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"-Picasso

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