Saturday, November 17, 2007

Just hear the sleigh bells jingle . . .

Can it really be the holidays already? Maybe its because the weather has been so unseasonably warm, but it hardly seems time for Thanksgiving. And then Christmas is right around the corner.

Tonight I went to a holiday sale with my mom and sister. It was crazy, all the holiday stuff. I guess I'm a bit of a bah-humbug, because I really don't like decorating for the holidays. It just seems like too much work. I do like shopping though, and I get my shopping done early every year. In fact, I'm already "technically" done. (one can never be "officially" done, just in case something comes along that must be bought)

I do think I've done a great job this year. We draw names in both families, and those gifts have long been purchased. I'm so excited for the karaoke machine we got for my sister and her hubby. And for the pair of Keene's that I saved up all summer to buy for Ben. But the gift I'm most excited for is the one Santa is bringing my girls: a giant box full of dress up items. I've been slowing adding stuff all year. There are princess dresses, shoes, tiaras, fairy wings, and so much more. The girls will be in heaven.

My mom told me tonight that G is expecting one more gift. She was reading a princess book with G'ma early tonight when we stopped by for dinner. She asked my mom if she could take the book home, and she'd bring it back on Christmas day because Santa was going to bring her one of her own. So I guess I need to start looking for a princess book. (see, I just said that I"m never done)


Megan said...

Good for you! I'm sure your girls will LOVE it! I have slowly been adding to Hannah's dress up bin & it's so fun, I'm sure getting all of it at once will be a huge hit!!

I wish my shopping was finished. I really don't have much to buy, because we are "poor students" we have put the name drawing on hold, & we said we wouldn't be buying any gifts for Christmas for 3 years & didn't expect any in return. Well we knew that our parents wouldn't agree to that, so we do buy them something, but it's usually something personal like a frame picture of the family or Hannah. (This year it will be of both kids)
We aren't planning on buying eachother anything this year, because the lack of money & the money that we do have will be spent while we are in Hawaii during the week of Christmas.

Erin said...

That is such a good idea. My mom sent Rory some dress-up stuff for her birthday but she's not really old enough to take care of it yet. Maybe I'll do this for next Christmas.

Jan said...

You are so organized and on top of things -- and I agree on the dress-up box. That's what my granddaughter got last year and it's been the most used gift ever.