That’s Some Pig!

You will never guess what I found at our local thrift store.

I turned around and there he was – just looking up at me and smiling.

Thats Some PigIsn’t he cute!

As soon as I saw him I instantly knew what his destiny would be. It was such an amazing idea that even my kids knew my plans for this little porker as soon as they laid eyes on him.

This guy was becoming a practical joke.

You may remember that my crazy and amazing family loves a good joke and we have a few floating around the family.

You may also remember that my family gets together over Labor Day to celebrate Christmas as a family. (This works well for our busy schedules and nobody has to drive in bad weather.)

One of our traditions is to hold a Christmas gift exchange.

My brother-in-law loves to kid around and he can really dish it out – so when we drew his name for our Christmas gift exchange – I knew I wanted to do something crazy.

Are you following me here?

Yep. That 18 inch wooden swine became his Christmas gift! We wrapped it all up really nice and presented it to him at our gift exchange.

You should have seen his face when he opened it! Priceless!

He was a good sport and named the piglet and even carried him around for a while just like a part of the family!

But don’t worry – it wasn’t the only gift we gave him.

Gift cardIt turns out that this wooden piggy makes an awesome and rather unique gift card holder!

And knowing my brother-in-law as I do – this may become a gift that keeps on giving.

I have a feeling we will see this pig again!