Well, it’s 9am and my troops are slowly getting out of bed. With pre-shopping done, and no door busters we had to have, we are going to venture forth and see if there is anything left on our list on the shelves.
We planned not to get into the 5am frenzy, with careful budgeting the past few months, and couponing when we could. We found great deals on Amazon, and Clearance at Wal-Mart and Toys r Us before they set up for the holidays. We concentrated on one set of like items for each child, and picked one thing each for John and I.
We are going to have a great Christmas just being together, and not worrying about the number of presents under the tree but rather the joy each one will bring. We have been having a great discussion, especially with our younger one, about what the wise men gifted Jesus and why they brought him a gift. Quality over quantity, heart over money. We have stressed the true meaning of Christmas to us as believers, and are looking forward to the Advent Celebrations each week at church.
I hope that if you braved the cold and crowds, you found your bargain and are happy. We enjoyed our nice warm beds while you were out scurrying in the dark and frigid temps. Now we will take our time, avoid those horrible lines, and hopefully find a few things to fill on our list and our stockings.
Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to attend church Sunday to begin the celebration of Advent as we anticipate the birth of our Chirst child.
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