Friday, October 26, 2007

The Shopping Trip

Yes, you read correctly. I just returned from a twenty-four hour whirlwind shopping trip with a girl who knows how to find a good bargain. (thanks, Jane) For several months we had been trying to plan a shopping day. So off we went with no kids or husbands to our destination. She made the plans and I navigated (or at least tried to). Praise the Lord for cell phones and her sweet husband. Otherwise who knows where we might have ended up. I have never (or almost never) shopped for Christmas gifts in October. But I did this year and I am so excited to have checked some things off of my unwritten list. I would love to share some of my great bargains, but some of you who read my blog may be the recipient of these treasures. I rarely (ok probably never) get to shop alone, and get to stroll through the stores and look and look never once looking down at my watch. (Maybe that is why I don't enjoy shopping) Anyways it was crazy fun and oh so worth the time away. But the best part was when we pulled into our driveway tonight, my two youngest boys greeted me as if I had been gone for a week. It was totally worth it! I think Christmas Shopping in October will be a new tradition and guess what, there is room for two more. We have decided this will be a new tradition!!

7 comments:

HomeKeeper said...

Girl time is the best. There's nothing like leaving the hubby and kids behind for awhile. And, as you mentioned, the return is so sweet... for everybody.

Glad you had such a great time and were able to get away.

God bless~ HomeKeeper

Susanne said...

How fun! I so wish I could do something like this.

momrn2 said...

What a blessing for you that you were able to have this time!!

We try to get all of our shopping done before Thanksgiving! It makes the Christmas season so much more enjoyable and relaxing as eveyone else is running around frantic for their gifts... and we get to steer clear of the panic and enjoy the season.

Heth said...

Good for you!! Sounds like a lot of fun. (especially the not looking at your watch thing)

Linda said...

What a fun day Chris. I hope to get our Christmas shopping started very soon too. We did the great name exchange this weekend- so I'm good to go.

Deidre said...

Oh, that sounds like fun. I almost have my Christmas shopping completed, but I would just love the time away with no distractions :)

T said...

This is classic: "I am so excited to have checked some things off of my unwritten list."

Those are the ONLY kind of Christmas lists I get anymore -- too many nosy bodies looking for lists that may hint as to what they got! :)