Monday, December 2, 2013

Whoa! It's December!

This year was a quick turn around between Thanksgiving and the holiday gift scrambling madness. I can't believe it is already December. 

Today I am grateful for wonderful new friends. One of my friends here has agreed to a kid swapping system that will let each of us have a few free hours a week to Christmas shop, go to the temple, or do whatever else we need. I am going to go get some shopping done.

Maybe I'll even find something for Jon? 

2 comments:

cheryl cardall said...

My husband did the sweetest thing for my birthday. He wrote me 40 personal notes of why he loved me and hid them all over the house. I didn't want a big to do either so we went to dinner with some close friends and he surprised me with a trip for a couple get away a couple of weeks later. It was perfect.

Gina Lindsay said...

My husband was the same way last year when he turned 40. He only wanted a small family dinner, and would have been happy if we had even skipped that. I ended up getting a large box and I wrapped 40 smaller gifts of things he really likes. His real gift was in the bottom, but he had fun opening all the little ones too. I didn't spend a ton of money either, some of the things I included we his favorite gum and snacks, I made a CD of a bunch of songs that we #1s the year he was born, a retro T-shirt that I found at Target that was similar to one he had as a kid, a thank you note for some of the things he was done and letting him know why I was thankful he was born, a little photo book of things we had done in the past year together, etc. I had fun and it didn't take that long to come up with the items.

He said that he really enjoyed that gift.