We're so excited for Christmas this year. This is the first year in a couple of years that we've been able to buy presents for each other. We're having some fun with that. We made a deal at the beginning of this year that we wouldn't make lists for presents. John's theory is that if you are close enough to be married to a person, then you should know what they want with out needing a list. So far this year we've done pretty well. But Christmas morning will be the real test of this experiment. I know for sure I'm not getting the present that I really, really want since our Christmas budget didn't really allow for a $10,000-ish vehicle. But we were really blessed by the addition of my income and John's raise this year. Our Christmas budget was certainly much bigger this year than the previous two.
Tonight we wrapped all of Malachi's gifts and put them back in the closet. One of them did get left under the tree (his Christmas Eve gift). I'm going to have to keep a very close eye on him to make sure that he doesn't open that. Then on Christmas Eve all the rest of the presents will get put under the tree. John's working every day this week except Thursday. We both wish we'd known my office was going to be closed this week. We may have had him take off some days this week. Oh well. We had a great vacation over Thanksgiving. He so rarely uses his PTO, I hope it rolls over.