Monday, November 19, 2007

Good to get out...

So my Hubby is back from his hunting weekend with the guys. One brother shot a small buck on opening day, the rest no such luck, bummer, (must have been the toot tooting of chili!) *Hee hee hee* They had a great time though and next year I am going along. All the women attached to all these men spoiled them with tons of great food, it wasn't just chili they were eating. I made a couple dozen cookies, so did my sister in law. My mother in law made candy bar treats, there was a snack mix, homemade soup, something called mandingo's, I think that is kinda like brats with sauce and peppers and such, not quite sure but they all love it. So at the end of the weekend..."it was worth it, Good to Get Out!"
Oh and just to be silly I sent my Hubby with a bottle of Hot Damn, that way he would think of me while he was away and think...wow, my wife is so good to me...HOT DAMN! Yeah I was pushing for some bonus suck up points!

So what did I do while Hubby was in the woods, sit at home, HA yeah right! I did a weekend at Nana and Papa's! My parents only live 10 minutes away, so I let the kids pack their own clothes. Notice I say I LET them, as if it's a treat to do the packing! Someday they will catch on to these sneaky tactics and rebel, for today though it works! I had babysitters and did some MORE shopping! Yup, I'm lucky, more shopping with limited kids in tow, still dragged the baby along, my dad isn't too keen on the idea of being thrown up on, he has no problem enduring a few rounds of tickle torture, but spit up is a bit much to ask of him. So you might think I am done with holiday shopping...yeah right! I have spent more time shoe shopping for these girls, I can't believe how fast their feet grow and how often! And then there are different shoes for different events, church shoes, dance shoes, school shoes, gym shoes, where does it end, these girls have better shoes than I do! *pouting with a big bottom lip* So I am finally done shoe shopping, on to my Xmas list...a never ending task! Yikes!
Ok, so if I haven't mentioned it, my Hubby is one of 11 children!! Yeah, huge family!! Amazingly wonderful family, but when it comes time for Xmas shopping, it can be a tad overwhelming. He has four half siblings- so we party with all of them. Then we party with his 7 immediate siblings on a separate day. The first party we have decided to bring food and then draw names for kids in high school and younger. The second party we have decided to bring food, draw names for the kids and then for the adults we all bring a $10 gift and we do a gift exchange game. Last year was our first year doing this. I enjoyed it, it was a fun challenge to find something fun for under $10 and then to see who ended up with what was interesting. SO on to more parties...there is still Xmas Eve, a trip to Cincinnati for a party on that side, a few parties that we normally don't make it to and then there is still my side of the family. We normally get together with my parents and siblings and do another drawing of names, then there is a party with my grandpa and extended family on my dad's side, then another for my mom's side. My sister's bday is after Xmas, then there is New Year's Eve Party. By January 1 I am done, partied out and ready to not eat anything, not cook anything, not look at another store. So now you see why I was so excited to have babysitters to get some shopping done! On to the Xmas list and another store... keep ya posted.
So since it is the beginning of the shopping holiday season, it is still Good to Get Out...

8 comments:

Kellan said...

It is good to get out! All my kids and my niece and nephew are home with me today - and all week. I will need some "getting out" time, by the time Thanksgiving is over. Can you imagine 11 kids? Makes for wonderful get-togethers I bet! Have a great day and see you soon. Kellan

Stacie said...

wow, girl, busy busy busy. I am glad you got the shoe shopping done, that has to be a relief.

My cousin (13yr old) got an 8 point buck, but one was broken off so it "really" is only a 7. LOL. He wasn't real happy about that.

R Family of 4 said...

I will need some time to myself since my Hubby is gone for 5 days this coming weekend.

I hear ya on being DONE by Jan 1. Your hectic holiday schedual sounds alot like mine.

Good luck with the shopping. I am almost there ;-)

Valarie said...

I haven't even started holiday shopping yet. I am one of those crazy people that LOVE to fight the crowds the day after Thanksgiving. We have a large family we have to shop fror and we do teh gift card thing too! Much easier that way.
Oh, and we do have a lot in common. Loving husband...check! 4 small children...check! Crazy lives...check! Red door...check! :)

WorksForMom said...

One of 11 children? WOW! Good luck with the shopping! And good for you that you live so close to get help from the rents. :)

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Wow! I think you need an extra month just to fit all those celebrations in there! I envy you though, I have not bought one single gift yet. Wish I was "half way" done like you! I'm going to try and find more things online this year, I love to shop
but detest the malls during the holidays. Good luck, hope you get it all done!

Kathryn said...

My hubby goes deer hunting too, and acts as excited as a little kid the two weeks leading up to it. It is pretty funny to watch. I didn't get out at all however. I just stayed in and tried to keep the boys occupied.
Oh, and I still haven't started my shopping. Blah!

onthegomom said...

Oh my, my head was spinning after I read all the places you have to go for the holidays. We go 2 places for Christmas... my families and my husband families. I can barely handle that. I am in awe of you!!!!!!!!