Last night Beloved and I went on a date to Olive Garden and to Christmas shop. I've been doing some for weeks now and last night we pretty much finished up! Yeah again! I love to shop for Christmas gifts if I do it early. When I wait until December it is much less fun and way more stressful. The little kids are always so fun to shop for because they love toys and cute little things. The teens are harder. They want stuff but it's all too expensive. For example J wants a car, a lap top, an electric violin. She also has several big outings she wants to take: a $300+ trip with the orchestra to Philadelphia in April, $300+ to coast guard camp this summer, EFY, venturing summer trip. Cha Ching.
S just wants money, for school, car repairs, life. It's less "fun" but I try and find thoughtful, useful gifts that they will like and feel loved.
This year it's my turn to buy for Anna. I am excited because with little Joneaux coming that is extra fun:)
Last night we did some wrapping and we are right on schedule to start decking the halls and having holiday cheer with out the worry of shopping hanging over our heads.