So, on the 8th, Carl and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary. We actually didn't do anything to celebrate, per se, because I had class. But, we were celebrating (inwardly!) because we have had a rather tumultuous three years and I am so proud that we are so happily married.
I tried to go Christmas shopping today, but I was only able to buy a few things at small stores because all the stores up around Target were so packed I could not find a parking space anywhere! I decided nothing was worth fighting that mob of people and just came home. I am hoping I will be able to try again tomorrow or Monday night. I just have a few things left to buy, but I would like to finish before Christmas Eve! I suppose I deserve this for waiting so long. :) I am actually making a lot of our gifts homemade this year, such as earrings, necklaces, scarves and such. It has been really fun to hand make things for everybody. I hope that next year I am able to start sooner so that I can make more of my gifts hand made.
Oh, that reminds me -- I was able to get this kitchen at Costco for only 99.00! I was so excited, because that was all I wanted to get the girls. I got Caden a train set, also at Costco, and both are made of wood and child safe. We are having a plastic-free Christmas, which I am so happy about! The kids are getting wooden magnets for the refrigerator (animals and the alphabet), a book each, and then a few stocking stuffers. Oh, also Planet Earth on DVD, which I am sure they will love. If you haven't watched this series, you should check it out, because it is so awesome. Little Travelers is another video I would like to get them, but I am thinking we will wait for the twins' birthday, since it is in January. Each of these DVD's are great if you have young children; they are very educational, but also seem to capture and keep children's attention. I can't wait to watch Planet Earth with them!
I hope everyone is enjoying their final weekend before Christmas! Stay WARM!