Saturday, December 9, 2006

Are you done Christmas Shopping Yet?

I'm almost done. Austin is way done. The fact his birthday is 9 days before Christmas is either a blessing or a royal pain in the butt. Actually it's nice in some ways because what he doesn't get for one occasion he can get at the other. (example Playstation for Birthday... Games for Christmas)

However this year it seems to have gotten more difficult as you see... Austin is no longer a child in his own mind. He is asking for what I consider BIG KID/HIGH Ticket items. No longer does a $10 Bionicle do the trick. I still remember the year his favorite gift that he literally played with everyday for a year was the free Buzz Lighyear Candy Dispenser I got at McDonalds.

I'm done with all of my gifts for teachers, people I work with or do business with, Aunts, Gramma, Nieces and Nephews, Sister, Friends etc. I still have a few things to pick up for my parents and hard to buy for DH (Darling Husband).

I am usually done by this point. I'm helping my mom finish her shopping. It's so much more fun spending other peoples money. I think I could do that for a living.

Our decorations are slowly going up and we're getting a tree on Monday. That's early for us. Mark usually waits to start helping get decorations down less than a week before Christmas and last year we didn' t get the tree up until the day before. That was terrible. He actually put up some outside lights the other day. A Christmas miracle. lol!

Hope you get all of your cookies baked (especially you Mom), presents bought and wrapped, Christmas Cards mailed and enjoy your holiday season! Wishing you and yours the best!


1 comment:

Jen_Sperl said...

Hey Michelle! It's Jennifer :) I have a blogspot now so you can read my thoughts haha it's a good way to stay in touch I think.

My dad wants to put the tree up next weekend (which he thinks is too early lol must be a Sperl thing) but we have some outdoor decorations up. I have a tree and lights at my apartment so I'm pretty festive :) I updated my profile so I plan to use this thing. I love you guys! :)