Monday, September 27, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Gift Idea

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We drove up the Florida highway to celebrate our grandson Zachary's 18th birthday. It was a perfect day for a drive. Even though the windshield became bug splattered with those nasty love bugs, we still appreciated the beautiful blue sky.

It's always so difficult to think of the "perfect" present for anyone, but when the person is a teen, it's especially tricky. I think I've found a solution. Zachery is holding the gift his Papa and I brought him. Of course the wrapping is a blue background with sports icons printed on it.

Note the additional gift from his cousins is also wrapped in blue.

Inside is a giant chocolate bar, and hidden under the wrapper is money! Chocolate and money. Yep, Zachary thought that it was the Perfect gift!

Zachary is dressed in a blue shirt, blue pants, and blue hat.

Happy Blue Monday!

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2. Kero, Dubai
3. LaVoice
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11. Fes Journey of Life
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20. Dhemz
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24. Rune K. Norway
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26. Fickleinpink
27. NatureFootstep Photo
28. Mar, Spain
29. Self Sagacity
30. junneth
31. Rinkly Rimes
32. Judith, UK
33. Shannara
34. Gypsy Lala
35. JayLeigh
36. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound
37. Crafty Gardener, Canada
38. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
39. Mariasspace
40. Siromade Australia
41. Donnie W
42. Kebeni
43. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
44. Mary's Little Lamb!
45. Vernz
46. Grandmother Wren
47. Taipei City
48. Eden, Australia
49. If All The Words Go Flat
50. The Tablescaper
51. Linderhof
52. Debra Kaye
53. Christine
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55. hapzydeco
56. Priyanka Bhowmick
57. Joy- Books and Life
58. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
59. Mom's Place - Kat
60. Go Blue!
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63. Valerie @ Traveling Through
64. Cass at That Old House
65. Fighter
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anne said...

Lol my entry today is about sky also hehehe and I am the first for the first time. I love hersheys I am sure he had a blast during his natal day

Kero said...

what a fun road trip!..and i am drooling on the huge Hershey's bar =)

Happy Monday, Ms. Sally!

LV said...

Enjoyed seeing the way you and grandson celebrated his special day. I have found that young people his age and even some of the older ones, prefer to have money. You would not believe all the ways I have come up with for that purpose.

Loui♥ said...

Happy blue Monday!
excellent birthday gifts..
I've never seen a teenager who didn't like both money and chocolate!!
glad you had a lovely drive and even better time with Zachary!!
warm sandy hugs..

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

So glad you could spend the weekend with your family!

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Sally,,,how proud you must be!!!! Congrats!!!
Many blessings to you in this new week~~~Hugs Dena

Fex said...

what a wonderful presents he got from his family. Watching his smile in the picture shows he's happy for what he got :) Happy Blue Monday Sally

Neabear said...

That does make for a good present. I have a Birthday cake on my post for my nephew's birthday. No I did not make it...but he turned 13 and we gave him a gift card. He loved that. I think he plans to pick out new clothes with it.

Happy Blue Monday!


maria said...

Lovely blue sky.

Who wouldn't want to receive money and chocolate?

Happy Blue Monday.

My Blue Monday.

Gunsside said...

What a great gift - happy birthday!
- my blue post this week are bears along the street in Berlin on a weekend trip ;)

Fifi Flowers said...

Yummmy chocolat! Happy Birthday!!!

Sar@h said...

Happy blueday Zachary

Dhemz said...

awwwwww...happy birthday to him!...yummmy chocolate....:)

happy blue Monday Sally!

Anni said...

Oh yes, I'd love to have chocolate and money for my birthday - who wouldn't?

Happy Blue Monday!

maritz said...

Yours is birthday... Mine is at the Hospital

gracia said...

This is my post at the Suite Room in a Hospital

genny said...

hi it is y first time to joined blue monday. and my entry is about my sister's wedding motiff. happy to joined here. cheers!

Rune said...

Chocolate and money, splendid, one can buy even more chocolate ... a kind of gift I really would enjoy :-)

NatureFootstep said...

lot of blue there. But I wonder, is Z dressed in blue by chance?

I am showing a blue balconylamp that I worked on in a photoshop program. It is in one of my challenges and of course, everyone is welcome to join.

MaR said...

Happy bday to Zachary!! my son would also think that's the perfect gift!!

Happy Monday!

Self Sagacity said...

You found a lot of blues Sally. Your grandson is so gracious to let you take his photos for the blog---I realized that wasn't the only reason for the photos. My teenage kids would have a couple of things to say...LOL ;-)

A Dagenham Girl said...

Happy Birthday Zachary and thank you for wearing blue and posing for your grandma's photos!!!

Gypsy Lala said...

Lovely blue Monday you showed us. Thank you.

JayLeigh said...

That's so great!! What an awesome gift! :D And the sky is gorgeous!

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

Grandsons are a great gift. Yours is a cutie.

Linda said...

I'd love chocolate and money for my birthday too. I've got some bluejay photos for Blue Monday.

Patti said...

Chocolate and money....who could go wrong with that? Smart hubby!

Maria's Space said...

Chocolate and money seriously is the most perfect gift.

Donnie said...

I'm eating my oatmeal and all I can think about is chocolate....Love your Blue Monday post.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, your grandson is very handsome and I would like chocolate and money for my birthday anytime. Smile.

You won't believe where I am. I am sitting next to Beverly in her craft room. We are in Raleigh for an event with the Senior Olympics State Competition and Beverly lives near here. This is about 5 plus hours from where we live in the mountains. Bill is in a bowling tournament. We are having the most fun because I spent the night and now it is early in the am with our coffee. Fun, is an understatement.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Kelli said...

hi Sally
I have joined for the first time. I love your blue photos :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sally, Happy Blue Monday, who wouldn't love a beautifully wrapped gift like that?
♥, Susan

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Chocolate wins out every time!
Happy Blue Monday!

Verna Luga said...

Hi Sally, Zachary seem happy with the gift... who would not it's a chocolate.... mine is up

Grandmother Wren said...

Chocolate and money Is the Perfect Gift - Happy Birthday, Zachary!

☺lani☺ said...

Great gift! Happy Blue Monday!

Eden said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Zachary!
Yummy chocolates!

I have chocolates too.Happy Blue Monday

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

have a lovely blue Monday!
Thanks for the fun blue post.

The Tablescaper said...

You're so right. Buying for a teen is very difficult, but I think you hit on a great idea.

Thanks for hosting.

- The Tablescaper

Debra Kaye said...

Chocolate....YES!!!!! Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Joanne Olivieri said...

He looks so happy :) chocolate and money would be the perfect gift for me as well. I'm glad I came across your meme. It looks like fun.

joyh82 said...

Good looking guy! Happy belated bday to him and Happy Blue Monday!

♥ Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Zachary! That sounds like a perfect gift to me Sally :) Happy Blue Monday!

Junneth said...

Thanks my dear Sally have a great Blue Monday! Thanks for making our day great by this meme! Junneth

Unknown said...

Pass the Hershey

Happy Birthday to Zachary!

Happy Blue Monday Sally.

La said...

Happy Birthday Zach! La

Joyful said...

Happy Birthday to the birthday boy! I love the wide open road being travelled ;-)

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Sally, we're going to have to get you new glasses! LOL! Where's the blue? It's in EVERY SINGLE PIECE of china on that table - cobalt blue, a deep dark BLUE - not to mention the blue crystal wine goblets.

- The Tablescaper

Mary Bergfeld said...

I think you found the perfect gift :-). His smile says it all. I forgot to post last night. Better late than never - I hope. Blessings...Mary

Nanette said...

Hi Sally,
I love the Florida sky and the beautiful blues to be seen in it. Looks like your grandson had fun, yes money and chocolate just can't be beat! Happy Blue Monday.

Anonymous said...

That would be great!

Happy Blue Monday!

Sara Chapman said...

What a cutie your grandson is. And great gifts!

Sue said...

Chocolate and money works for me too! Aren't the love bugs just awful. We've been in Florida many times during the "season" of bugs. The first time, we just couldn't believe it!

Anonymous said...

Lots of nice blues there, and money and chocolate make great gifts!

peggy gatto said...

I'd like those for my b-day too!
Clever idea!!

Maude Lynn said...

It doesn't get any better than chocolate and money!

Sarah said...

Yum! Chocolate is always a winner.
I didn't get to link up earlier today and now the option was no longer available. When do you close it?

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Happy birthday to you Grand son Ms. Sally

Cass @ That Old House said...

Chocolate and money? I think that is the perfect gift for anyone at any age!
I know it would put a big smile on my face. :-)
Thanks for Blue Monday!

April said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your handsome grandson! You can't beat a giant Hershey bar, in my book!:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, I'm going to get in line next to Zachary because I think that's the perfect present, too! LOL! Love it, Sally. Happy Birthday (belated) to Zachary. What a handsome young man.

Checking in with you because life has been very crazy. Mr. Magpie's recuperation took longer than anticipated, but he is on the mend. Thing is, my house is a wreck, and I'm behind. But I hope to be blogging again in a week or so.

Love you...


Sheila :-)

bj said...

Your grandboy is so handsome...and a cute idea for a gift. Those teen boys really are hard to buy for and we generally give money, too.
This week, we have 3 girls birthdays...that can get expensive when it's so many at once. Then, about 2 weeks later, a grandson is turning 1 yr older, too. WHEW...

Just wondering how you are doing. I don't get to "talk" with you very often..and I've noticed yuou are only blogging once a week.
What do you do with your time now?
I know you must really be enjoying your new house. It is so pretty...
Take care..and will come back in the morning to link...:)