Monday, November 30, 2009

Early Christmas

Yup, it isn't even December yet and I got my Christmas present from hubs. We normally don't do super big gifts for Christmas or any occasion really, but he knew I've had my eye on a pretty lens for my camera for a long time. And because I am a person that takes a long time to make big purchases, he surprised me by being sneaky and asking my friends which one I wanted and made the purchase. He had to give it to me over the weekend because I was expecting to borrow my friend's lens for our trip but she really needed it for work but only told me I could borrow hers to buy time for my lens from hubs to come in. :) I have great friends and a great hubs. :) I will get to play with my new toy in Hawaii on Wednesday, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L.

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I have a really big family and sometimes its really hard to keep up with who likes what. So every year at Thanksgiving my sister and I make it a point to find out what all the kiddos like this year so we can make Christmas shopping a little easier. You know the kiddos are getting older when they no longer are asking for toys but rather clothes and shoes. And I have no problem with shopping for clothes, even if they are for kids.

One of my nieces is just learning to read so she asked for books. I had a coupon for Barnes and Nobles so I decided to do some early shopping. I bought her these beginner reader Fancy Nancy books that I think she will like.

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And as I browsed some more I came across one of my favorite books from when I was younger and couldn't help but pick it up for her. I know she can't read this yet, but I am sure her mom will read it to her and with in due time she will be able to read it on her own.

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I loved all of Shel Silverstein's poems, especially "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the garbage out".

Did you do any early Christmas shopping with all the sales that went on over the weekend? What are some of your childhood favorite books?

P.S. I am leaving on vacation on Wednesday and I don't think I will have time for another post before I leave. Have a great week everyone!


Anh said...

Nice!!! Merry Early Christmas to you!!! =)

Savvy Gal said...

have a great vacation. snazzy gift from the hub. xoxo

Kristin said...

What a fabulous gift! I loooooved the Boxcar Children when I was little. : )

Viva La Fashion said...

oooh, that so nice. :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh great present!

you have a great vacation honey, take care.

Rebecca said...

very very nice!

Behind The Seams said...

pretty photography!!