For our fifth date of Christmas (yep, we’re on a roll over here!), we headed out on Sunday evening to do some Christmas shopping. I don’t know about you guys, but this whole “late Thanksgiving” thing is totally throwing me off. Usually I get at least a few gifts done between Thanksgiving and the beginning of December, which helps me feel like I’m at least semi on top of things for Christmas (even if I don’t actually finish my shopping until the 23rd. Or 24th…)
This year it feels like December is just flying by (stay awhile, please!), and I was beginning to feel a little anxious about the fact that I had only one gift completed. (Y’know, out of like, a thousand.) So, we bundled up in our boots, scarves, and coats, and braved the terribly cold California weather in the name of gift-giving. (And if you live outside of California, y’know — someplace that has real weather, I’m sorry. It must be terribly cold where you are. All I know is that whenever it’s 55° or colder outside, it’s basically like we’re all living in Antarctica. I mean, I don’t even own a heavy sweater. What am I supposed to do?)
We hit the stores, and we hit them hard. We even took a break in the middle to go have some Mexican food (shopping fuel!), and then shopped some more. After our haul, we headed home and I wrapped gifts while we watched Home Alone. Now our tree is looking extra festive:
I’ve still got three big gifts to wrap; but I ran out of wrapping paper, so those will have to wait. And can I just say that it’s super awesome that Gap was giving away free gift boxes (as many as you wanted!), but man, square boxes are such a pain to wrap! There are so many gifts under our tree that have an extra strip of paper over the bottom secured with packing tape because I didn’t cut the wrapping paper correctly to cover a square box. Oh well, they look nice from the top!
Also, I may have run out of boxes by the time I got to my brother’s gift, so his miiiiight be split up into like 6 different bags. Partially because it’s funny, partially because I’ve had these Christmas bags for years and never use them, and partially because who wouldn’t want to open 6 gifts (hello!). A Christmas miracle, to be sure.
Well, due to our marathon shopping outing, I’m happy to report that we’re in the home stretch of present-buying. Although, I haven’t even come close to finishing shopping for KC’s stocking… Does Santa do IOU’s?