Can you believe that it is November?
Where has this year gone?
I went to Target yesterday and they have all sorts of Christmas goodies out already, and the Disney Store was playing Christmas Carols the day before Halloween- which I thought was a bit uncalled for. I am really into giving each holiday its fair share of time. Most years I am in the full swing of Christmas shopping this week and next, I try to have as much of it done before Monkey’s Birthday and Thanksgiving as possible. This year, I think I just may wait until Black Friday to start shopping. Casey and I have already decided we are going to do the mad dash on Black Friday Sales. Well, actually I decided this for her, because she’s got a big new car that I haven’t even gotten a ride in and I figure we can christen it with a whole bunch of Christmas gifts together.
This will be the 10th Christmas Mr. Dunbar and I spend together. The first year, when we were dating, we tried to do all of the things that we’d normally done up until that point in our lives. We drove from my grandma’s to his aunt’s to my mom’s to his mom’s to my aunt’s to his cousin’s… it was insane! We vowed to never let that happen again. We spent so much time on the freeway that we were late to every house except the first. Pure madness. Luckily we’ve come up with a system that works for us for now, especially since my mom lives 15 minutes one way and his mom lives 10 minutes in another. And one of my most favorite parts of the holiday is spending time at his Aunt’s. She’s amazing and we would never miss an event like Christmas with her.
Do you have a system of working the holidays? Are you making a Christmas list? Been naughty or nice? (Who else’s kids got the ToysRUs wish book this week? My kids have been drooling over it for three days now.)
I have no idea where this Christmas post came from, as again, I was going to tell you all how amazing my husband is. Complementing each other was my original topic of thought. Which we do a great deal of. But perhaps I’ll save that for another day. I’m going to sit down and start writing out my Christmas Wish list for this year, as I am after-all a major “gifts” person.