We have completed our Christmas shopping for Aiden! Toys R Us is having a ton of sales through Thanksgiving Day, so we wanted to get him done first. The trick is to keep all that stuff hidden for a month. I'm sure that will get more difficult down the road. Now we can focus on gifts for the rest of the family. My dad won't be coming for Christmas. He's going to try to come in January or February, but it depends on his work. I'm not sure if Brenda will be able to make it - she's still up in the air. Travis still has to talk to his dad, but he usually can't make it because he has plans with his girlfriend or he has to work.
My mom is planning to come for a month, so she will be here for Christmas. With her, we always draw names out of a hat for gifts. None of us are particularly well off. That coupled with traveling for my mom and buying food for the celebrations for Ariel and I, makes for a very expensive month. Drawing names out of a hat helps alleviate some of that. Now that we have Aiden, we get to watch him open lots of gifts on Christmas morning. That has quickly become my favorite part of the holiday. I'm sure this year will be even better. Aiden enjoys so many things now. He will love everything he gets.
Travis and I usually don't get each other gifts for Christmas anymore. We generally don't have the funds for it. This year, we thought we'd be buying a dishwasher, but I think we might be able to postpone that until after the holiday season. It's holding on at the moment. Barely. Com'on kitchen appliance! Hold on for just a while longer!!
Travis bought an iPhone a week ago, but it's on backorder. He is supposed to get it by Friday. Only 50% of his current touch screen works. We can't afford to get one for each of us at the same time. I'm hoping to get one soon after Christmas. It seems like my phone senses that I'm ready for a new one because it is going bezerk more often than it used to. The number one reason I want an iPhone now is for a decent touch screen. I CANNOT stand it when my touch screen doesn't work. My current phone is so bad that it won't even recalibrate. It frustrates me to no end. I am thankful I bought a flip phone with an actual keyboard on the inside. I don't even use the main screen of my phone anymore. I go straight to the inside.
Oh the problems in my life. ; )