1. What gal doesn't love jewelry? I have a few pieces that are sentimental to me. The first is my Tiffany Double Loving Hearts Ring. Of course, there's a tale to tell. To make a long story short, Hubby played in a golf tournament one week after Middle was born (are you indignant for me???) A few days before the tournament, he had Eldest bestow upon me the trademark blue box with white ribbon. After I gleefully unwrapped it, Hubby's response was, "There. That's so I can play golf this weekend." So guess what postpartum, leaky boobed, raging hormonal me did? I sent that ring back to Tiffany sooooo fast (it didn't fit right anyways). And there was silence (from us, that is. Middle had colic and never stopped crying) and rage In the Trenches for weeks to come...until a new package from Tiffany arrived in the mail for me. With another Double Loving Hearts Ring that fit perfectly with a note from Hubby that said, "Please don't send this one back!" I haven't taken it off since.
2. More jewelry. My peapod necklace was given to me by the boyz on Christmas 2005. It's from Red Envelope. Whenever I wear it, I get a lot of comments on how unique it is.
3. Now on to the practical mommy possessions. Call me a dork. I love my new front-load washer and dryer. I do laundry twice a week, about 3 loads each time: darks, whites, and the boyz' clothes. It has a kid wash cycle, people! I pre-treat NOTHING. Just throw it in--ketchup, dirt stains, blood and all....and everything comes out clean. (Hear the harps playing?) Heaven!
4. And last but not least, the ever crucial DOUBLE JOG STROLLER. This thing has been a lifesaver. Granted, it's big and bulky, but at the same time, it's roomy, it's comfortable, it collapses, and has been ideal for our vacations at the beach. The main criteria for buying a jog stroller has to be the front swivel wheel. Trust me. Don't buy one without this. A lot of stores (BabiesRUs, Target, etc.) don't sell jog strollers with the swivel wheel. I got this Schwinn online, as did 2 of my friends. We're corny like that.