I won't bore you with the whole long story, but basically this book helped me get Daddy to finally ask me out. For my birthday, he gave me a stuffed dragon, and for his birthday, I gave him a doll dressed in a paper bag. When we got home after our wedding, a package containing this book was waiting in the mailbox. Inside:
No. Freakin. Way. Turns out my wonderful friend Shiona is friends with Mrs. Munsch. Still looking for an appropriate display case for this, as nobody is currently allowed to touch it, breathe on it, or look at it too intently.
Another great gift came from this sweet couple, who have since gone home to Germany:
They also brought cake - yum!
Their gift was a large pot containing three plants, still in their own individual pots inside the dirt. They said it was a money plant, which didn't make much sense at the time - must be a German thing, and hey, I like plants. And they brought cake!
Then when we got home (and recovered from the coolness of the book), we noticed there was a quarter sticking out if the dirt. So, we lifted the plants out and started digging. Soon we moved to the backyard, where we sat in the dirt laughing hysterically as we uncovered about $50 in change. Loved it!!! I don't know if this is something commonly done in Germany, or if we just have friends with a creative sense of humor. I just hope I always have friends who will think that this was as cool a gift as I do.
And that then got me to wondering, what neat/creative/bizarre gifts did you receive when you married? Or for a birthday/Christmas/Labor Day? What are your favorite memories from your wedding or reception? Please share in the comments! And congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. S.!!!