Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Ross and I have a problem. We can't wait until Christmas Day to exchange gifts. It's just impossible! Last year, we exchanged gifts on the 21st or 22nd -- I can't quite remember (I always lose track of days when I'm not on vacation). This year, we made it to the 23rd. So we are improving!

Last year was extravagant. I spent about $250 on Ross to buy him a hard drive for his music techie stuff. He bought me a Le Creuset French Oven AND an engagement ring. This year, we're newlyweds. Did you know the word "newlyweds" is from the Latin phrase "newlius weddius," which means "really broke"? It's true.

Anyway, this year, we took it easy. Ross got me a pair of Old Navy fat pants and a Side Swipe attachment for my KitchenAid mixer (which, by the way, are extremely cool; check them out). I got Ross a pair of gloves and a book. It was a far cry from last Christmas.

But you know what? I have a husband this year. I think that makes up for it.

1 comment:

  1. See, I like your Christmas this year. Kevin and I agreed to not do Christmas because he had bought me an engagement ring this year too. So I make him a crafty photo album, patting myself on the back for getting him something, and then he gives me an emerald necklace and earrings to match my ring for our wedding! And then I looked like a horrible and lame gift giver! Ugh. At least I have the jewels to drown my sorrows at being a pitiful gift giver.