December 18, 2008

Christmas Came Early!!

Last night was the rockin’ PUG “Cocktails & Cupcakes Holiday Bash”… and I gotta be honest, it feels a lot like Christmas came early this year!! We had so many awesome surprises waiting on us last night from all of our photog friends in the hizzouse!! (Oh wow, oooh… I really just can’t pull that off can I? :)

Like these AMAZING mittens that Miss Sarah McCoy hand knit for me herself! Yea, you read that right… HAND KNIT!! Herself!! Ummm….AND they have the flying “WV” on them. C’mon!! How awesome is she? Love my lil’ Sarah McCoy!

THEN there was this L’Occitane gift set from Geoff Roderick that totally rocked our world!! I LOVE this stuff! Honestly, if I were like Oprah and had my very own list, this stuff would DEFINITELY be on there! I gotta remember to add it to the Stuff we Love page!

At this point in the evening, we were like “KEEP EM COMING,” so we just went ahead and gave OURSELVES a lil’ present. Cause you know…we’re giving people like that! :) We did a Yankee Swap (White Elephant….Nasty Christmas…Whatever you want to call it) for the party and ended up stealing back OUR OWN gift in the last round. Yeaaaa….that’s how we roll. Sure we may LOOK all sweet & innocent, but when it comes to Office paraphernalia, believe me the gloves come off, baby….or, y’know, mittens as the case may be. And it’s ON!! We kinda got a mean streak thing going on. And I LIKE it!

As if all of that wasn’t enough and we weren’t the most spoiled people you’ve ever met already….today this came in the mail!! It’s from our good friend and INSANELY talented florist, Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design. They now carry their own line of candles (and let me tell you, they put Serenity by Jan to SHAME!!) and she just sent us our very own jar in the cutest box I’ve ever seen. No seriously…ever! Just look at it!

The gift that keeps right on giving & giving!! Super cute photographer & blogger extraordinaire, Erica, knows just the way to our hearts: Starbucks gift cards, but of course!!

And finally, not to be outdone, Cooper had his very own Santa-come-early moment when his Christmas present arrived today. I think it’s a hit!

Seriously, we just want to say thank you so much to all of you guys!! As if your friendship wasn’t a big enough gift, you went ahead and threw a little extra goodness on there. And that just means the world to us!! You all mean the world to us. We love you guys! And to all a goodnight…!!!

  1. jeramy

    what cute presents. you are loved! merry christmas

  2. Ashley Rose

    Umm totally bought the OFFICE trivia game last night!!!!! Score :)
    I heart Michael Scott! Oh and we got a ton of Office paraphernalia from the $ bin @Target!!!! Dwight Schrute stress ball :) lol. love it! Happy Holidays!!!!

  3. Mary Marantz

    what?!?! are you serious!???? I HAVE to have a Dwight Schrute stress ball! C’mon! Are they there right now??

  4. Tira J

    Oh what fun. My favorite is Cooper and his wonderful new bed. He looks all partied out.

  5. Brian Khang

    We miss you guys too! Have an awesome holiday and tell all the puggers there I said hello. Even if they don’t know me :)

  6. erin harvey

    oh man, i didn’t know there was an office trivia game. so fun!!!

  7. Katie Lewis

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog Mary! How did you find it? As for speaking at Hallmark, I’m sure you’ll do great. When I went there we were all just sponges trying to learn all we could so I’m sure it’s still like that! When will you be speaking there?

  8. Mary Marantz

    Hey Katie! We’ll be there on Jan. 20th…we’re really psyched!

  9. Katie Lewis

    I just re-read your comment and saw you’ll be speaking in January! I need to read more carefully!

  10. Mary Marantz

    :) no worries!!

  11. Dennis Bullock

    Mary you don’t have a Dwight stress ball? I received mine for my birthday a few months ago. I thought every "true" fan had one?

  12. Mary Marantz

    ohhh SNAP!!! dang…way to call me out Dennis!

  13. Justin Marantz

    No stress ball, but we do have a pretty cool keychain of Dwight’s stapler in a Jello mold!

  14. Heather

    AWESOME! Merry Christmas!!!

    I seriously am so in love with your blog, I might steal it :P JUST KIDDING! But is beautiful!

  15. john waire

    merry xmas justin & mary. not only does your photography rock…but your fan base is pretty schweet as well.

    for the record…there may have been a brawl over ‘the office’ gift if i were there :)


  16. Mary Marantz

    LOL…oh it would’ve been ON!!! I’m scrappy John…you might not want to throw down with me! :P

  17. Ryan

    Serenity by Jan… hehehe

  18. sandra

    omg your puppy is just beautiful. makes me want to get a puppy now :( look at that face! Happy Holidays!

  19. Lindsay

    Awesome, I love your puppy!!!!! Merry Christmas!

  20. val McCormick Photography

    I LOVE that shot of sweet Cooper in his bed.

    Wow, Sarah is SO SWEET! Those mittens are SO THOUGHTFUL!

    That was funny, I wasn’t the only one that came home with what I brought. MMMMMM, Vanilla cupcake Yankee Candle.

    Have a "MARY" Christmas!

  21. Candace Prokopets

    I love the box for the candle. It is as cute as you say. And the starbucks gift card holder is pretty creative too! Yay for gifts!!

  22. Christopher

    Looks like a fun tome. We are off to India today. back in two weeks. Have a great holiday! With some luck, I will post some photos while we are gone. If not, there will be a lot in January of India. All the best! Christopher

  23. Emily

    Awhhhh, Cooper is SOOO cute!! I think he likes his new bed. :) Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  24. erica sergio

    your pup is SO cute. i just want to squeeze him.

  25. Stephenie

    Ooohh how sweet does Cooper look!!! He’s adorable. :) Merry Christmas to you guys.

  26. Camille Elise

    Ahhh, I got the Office trivia game for my birthday this year, it is SO much fun! Love Cooper’s cute face in that shot. Merry Christmas!

  27. Robin Dini

    Cooper and those mittens are adorable! Yeah Sarah McCoy!

  28. Mary Marantz

    I know right! I think we should put the mittens ON Cooper and that would be the ultimate perfect storm of cuteness!! :P

  29. Lisa Llarena

    Cooper is oh so adorable!! Is he as snuggly as he looks?

  30. Mary Marantz

    More so!!

  31. ohana photographers- david & kimi

    the office trivia game!?!?!?! we’re SO getting that!!

    your doggie is awesome!!

    hope you and justin have a blessed and awesome christmas!

  32. Terrah

    Awww, could Cooper possibly be ANY cuter? Absolutely adorable.

  33. Lydia

    Cooper’s so cute!

  34. ericamay

    how did i miss this post before? :) i was just wondering the other day if the card made it to you! :)

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