December 24, 2008

Mission Accomplished!

Look at Oldest, he was a Wiseman in his Christmas Nativity play. Yours truly made the costume, from scratch using a pattern. Great-Grandma Jonesie had to help with the blue robe because I messed up the sleeves.

So I waited last minute to do my shopping for the kids. We drove 11 hours to Washington DC to see family, friends, and snow. So far, we are two out of three. Although it was about 20 something degrees on Monday, there is no snow. We froze our buns off site seeing the Monument, and one of the Smithsonian museums. The entire time I kept thinking of how much I love DC and how much I miss DC. Such a beautiful city.

Anyhoo, with all this traveling and site seeing, I knew that I would not be able to do my Christmas shopping until today. I pulled into the Target parking lot at 8:44 am, and by 9:30ish, I was all done. I couldn't believe it. The store was empty in a scary type of way. Scary because people aren't spending any money. When you think about how many people have been laid off, or behind in payments, it's scary. It's not just stories I'm hearing on the news either, but I personally know people that are behind in their bills and mortgage. People who I never thought would be in this position. Crazy!!

I don't want to depress anyone but I couldn't help but think about all that while I made my purchases. I was real careful not to over spend and made cautious decisions. In the past, this was not an issue.

With all that said, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!! May Santa bring you all that you wanted and don't forget to wish Baby Jesus happy birthday tomorrow!! I have a picture of a beautiful birthday cake for Baby Jesus but I forgot my cord for my camera. Until then, here is our Christmas photo.

Hugs and Kissess all!


Days like These! said...

You have a beautiful family!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

tifi said...

Merry Christmas! Beautiful picture.

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