Happy Wednesday! Holy rain! As I type this, ll of the snow that we got is officially gone! Woo hoo! As I always say, I’d be more then happy to have a green Christmas!
The plan in my head for this past weekend was to get lots done for Christmas! I thought our lights would go up, the trees and maybe even some baking! The problem with that? I had forgot that Sam and I were on our own for all of Saturday!
Ryan had a sledding security course all day and then hockey right after at night! After a busy week I was looking forward to spending the weekend together and was sad when I remembered that we actually wouldn’t be seeing much of Ryan! I was even more disappointed to miss a party for good friends that are getting married this January in Mexico!
But, Sam and I had a good time together. Relaxing, playing and just spending time together!
It is less then 1 month till Christmas and considering a week ago I thought I was WAY behind, I am feeling very prepared. I am not a last minute shopper and while I hoped to have ALL of my shopping done by December 1, Ryan has agreed to watch Sam some afternoon so I can have a solo trip! I’ll need that trip to do all of my shopping for Ryan but it’s going to be hard!
Every year Ryan and I sit down and write down Christmas lists. This is a good thing not only for ourselves but for numerous people who ask for ideas. We also set a small budget every year. We don’t want to spend a lot of money on each other for Christmas as we have a Nova Scotia trip approaching that we want to save our pennies for. This year, the budget is $150 each. The issue, NONE of Ryan’s gifts on his wishlist are under that amount!
I give Ryan credit, when it wants something, it is usually big. He doesn’t buy random things for himself through out the year. But it makes him VERY difficult to shop for.
This year he wants;
A side-by-side – $15,000
Some special camera called a GoPro $350-$400
A GPS Nike Watch – $200-$250
Basketball tickets plus travel and stay in Toronto $500-$800
Seriously, what is a girl to do? Ryan works really hard and is a great husband and father. I want to get him something nice for Christmas but his wishlist items are way over budget. Now I ask you, what do you get the men in your life for Christmas? Do they have expensive tastes as well? What is your Christmas budget?