Merry Christmas to me!

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Merry Christmas to me!

My parents came over for supper last night and while we are sitting waiting for it to finish baking, my dad walks in with this big wrapped box. he hands it to me and says 'Merry Christmas!" I'm a little confused:confused: Dh comes running in the room with the camera and I was getting a little nervous. So....


it is a Cricut Expression:eek::eek::eek:!!!!!!!!

Whooohoooooo!!!!!! My mom didn't want to wait till Christmas because she wanted me to have more than 2 weeks to play with it before the baby comes. I'm not complaining:)

There is a funny story that goes with this too. Tuesday night Dh and I were at Michael's and I was showing him the cricut and explaining what it could do. He was actually impressed:wink: The expression was on sale for 299.99, but there is no way we can get it right now.
The next day I check craigslist (which I do a couple times a week) and there is a cricut expression for $225! I call Dh and am whining cause it's killing me that we can't afford it. He actually checked the post while I am on the phone with him. After I hung up I thought he sounded kinda fishy and I was hoping he didn't go ahead and get it (cause we can't afford it) but at the same time hoping he does:rolleyes:
Turns out he called me mom and she wasn't around so he emailed the girl about it. Them he called my dad and was explaining this to him wanting to know if they want to go halves on it, and my dad just starts laughing. Dh is confused, until my dad tells him that that is the EXACT SAME add that my mom just bought a cricut from for me:ROFL: You have to understand that this is the first time my mom has EVER looked at craigslist and this was the first post on the page! She totally bought it out from under DH and stole his thunder!
So my mom had called right away and was actually getting it when Dh emailed and called my dad about it!. Too funny!

Anyway....it came with a 12X12 mat, spatula, Plantin Schoolbook, and Accent Essentials. It was practically new, she said she probably only had about 5 hours of play on it. I think it may need a new blade and probably a new mat, but who cares!

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omg that is awesome!! how funny that your DH and your mom were trying to buy the same one! ROFL

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great story!! And I was so excited for you reading it, it was like I was getting one! lol! Biggrin

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That is AWESOME! Too funny it's the same ad!

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That is so AWESOME!!!

I so want a cricut but it is no where near in our budget. Smile

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Great story! Awesome gift! I'm very excited for you. It is great that they gave it to you early Wink

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that's awesome! What a great story to boot! haha... ENJOY IT! I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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wow! awesome gift! enjoy it...can't wait to see what you make with it.

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Awesome Gift! Can't wait to see what you create with it. Smile

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How exciting! Now, Santa can stuff your stocking with cartridges!

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Wow! That's really neat. Just think... you'll be able to cricut birth announcements now! Smile

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How incredibly awesome. What a funny story too, I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to see your new stuff now!

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I love the story! You totally have to do a layout about that. In fact, do that layout for the "me" challenge. Wink I am thrilled for you. I so wish I had the Expression, you're gonna love everything it can do! (I have the baby bug)

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Woohoo! That's awesome! Congrats on having Christmas in October! lol

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How fun!!! That's hilarious that your DH and mom were both looking at the same ad. I guess they both know you well. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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That is so awesome! You will just love the E, I got one with our tax return last year and I had the baby bug but I never used it nearly as much as I do the E.

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

How exciting! Now, Santa can stuff your stocking with cartridges!

YES! Smile

That's so exciting! I think you should scrap that story! Too funny and cute.

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What a great gift!!!! Too funny that your parents and dh were on the same ad LOL

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that is great! Smile i would LOVE to have one someday ... can't wait to see what you do with it!

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Congrats!!!! That is great early Christmas present. Smile Enjoy everyone moment playing with it. My suggestion is watch the instructional DVD it came with, if it came with one. Wink I didn't until several months after I got it and I had learned a ton from the video. Smile

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I made two cards with it, but gave them away before I took pics:rolleyes: One was a thank you to my mom and dad, so of course it ahd to be on the cricut!
I do have the dvd or cd or whatever it came with and plan to watch it soon. I am still in shock and keep peeking in the scrap room to make sure it is really there:)

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I thought I had replied to this thread already Lena, but I guess not. What great pictures and what a terrific gift!! Congrats!

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Merry Christmas to you!! What a great story!

Enjoy playing with your Cricut!

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You lucky girl! So excited for you!!!

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Yahoo That's great ! I am sure you will have TONS of fun! Can't believe that baby is almost here!