Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October 1st!!

I just wanted to be the first to tell you happy fall! Happy October 1st! Oh and don't hate me but other than a few things for my kids I am D-O-N-E with my Christmas shopping!! Yahoo-weeeee-(picture the back flip here) freaky dance move!!!!

I made a list back in July of everyone in our families we bought for and what I wanted to get them and then every time I saw something on sale that was on my list or got a coupon to a department store in the mail I went out and picked it up. Little by little I marked off the moms, the nieces, the friends.................aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh; I will so NOT miss the stores in December.

I am not done with the girls entirely but we told them the cruise we are going on in April is their Christmas gift so other than some fun stocking stuff and a couple little things, I put together "cruise bags" for them complete with new swim suites, flip flops, sun dresses, underwater cameras etc. It was a really fun gift to put together.

Will you hate me if on Thanksgiving I tell you all my gifts are wrapped??? :)


'tana nana said...

Love, love, love reading your blog! Very true and insightful....even if you DO make me sick for having all of your shopping done ;)

Erica Young said...

I can't believe your shopping is done, I haven't even thought about it. I am such a procrastinator!! My birthday is in 1 mth from today, whoo hoo!!! Fall is my favorite season; hot chocolate, cider and donuts, and sitting on the couch with my blanket and snuggling with the hubs!

Brigitte said...

Nope, don't hate you. I LOVE Christmas. Not really for the shopping but just for the season and the festivities. It is one of my favorite times of the year. We cut out the big "shopping" lists and just do kids now so much more fun and relaxing. But I still find ways to make it out there with the other crazy shoppers just to see the stores decorated. That was a smart way to shop however, the sales, coupons and what not! Perfect thinking!

Eileen said...

I shop all through the year... and except for just a couple individuals, I'm done shopping as well! It's a good feeling! Now I can really enjoy the holidays!

christy p said...

You are amazing Christy. I have only bought a few gifts. I wanna be more like you!!!!!

Crystal said...

Yes I will hate you. (But only for five minutes;).

Rhonda said...

I won't hate you, but you realize you will probably be causing me to sin because of the jealousy I will have. Hehe!

Good for you. I am slowly getting things done, but I'm not even half way there with the purchasing.