I have been buying Christmas gifts since July.
I just kind of started buying & I couldn't stop.
A lot of gifts I bought during our trips to Dallas & Atlantic City in September. We went to the Galleria in Dallas & our hotel in AC was in the middle of 4 blocks of open air shopping.
In AC, it was ME, surrounded by some of my most FAVORITE stores that were surrounded by CASINO'S (hello? blackjack, anyone?) that were surrounded by the BEACH.
Does life get any better?
The only drawback of that trip was that I was the only girl in a hotel room full of boys.
One of them was my husband.
Another one was Aaron, our sports reporter. And, the 3rd was Aaron's friend.
I had to share the room with them because it was FREE, since Matt & Aaron were covering the Jermain Taylor fight. And, really, it wasn't so bad. We were only in the room to sleep.
Ok, sorry. I digress.
Anyway, the reason you're jealous is because I AM 95% DONE WITH MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.
I have this HUGE Tupperware bin that I put all the Christmas gifts in & the other night, I got it out, took inventory & wrote down who's getting what gift.
I pretty much KNEW who was getting what, but I hadn't officially ASSIGNED each gift to a person yet.
As I was going down my list, I realized I was better off than I thought I was. Just about everyone on my list has at least 1 gift, some have 2 & some have 3.
I have 3 more people to buy for, plus I need to get a gift for my sister's stocking.
That's it, people.
Oh, I also have to buy for Matt. But, I always save him for last because I have the most fun buying his gifts. And, because it takes me FOREVER to finally decide what to get him.
In 2 weeks, we'll start decorating for Christmas. This year we're getting new lawn decorations because our reindeer's are rusty & most of the bulbs burned out last year.
And, then after we decorate the tree, I get to wrap presents.
I LOVE wrapping presents.
Matt makes fun of me because I use 4 different patterns of paper & if one person's getting more than 1 gift, I wrap each one in different paper. And, then when I put them under the tree, I alternate between the patterns. Matt says that's just my OCD kicking in.
And, this year, for my Christmas village?
None of that horribly fake looking "rolled up" snow. Nope. At Holiday House tonight, Matt bought FOUR GALLONS OF THE REALIST LOOKING SNOW, without being real snow.
We're heading into one of my most favorite times of the year, people & I can't wait.