There was a time when I was really good about getting all of my holiday shopping in a timely fashion. That was before I had kids. I'm still a pretty passionate advocate of not going shopping on Thanksgiving--just because I don't care much about it doesn't mean that I don't believe other people shouldn't be able to spend it with their families--but I do have a fair amount of shopping left to do.
I'm thinking about taking the kids out to a tree farm this year to cut our own; living in the Pacific Northwest means that it's pretty inexpensive to do that, and if my son gets to go run around outside, so much the better. Assuming we can find a dry enough day to do that. The baby's still a little young to care one way or another, and we're going to have to figure out a way to prevent her from pulling it down altogether.
There's baking to do, and scheduling, and of course the Fabulous Redwolf Joint Birthday Party, as Shane's birthday is December 5 and mine is the sixth. (Morgan's is in late November, just too far apart to get folded in with ours.) I'm terrible at wrapping presents, but that still does have to be done. We do Christmas Day at my boyfriend's brother's, and a post-Christmas gathering with my family, because my mom's birthday is January 4, so we get together for that when there's less conflicting with any plans. Heather and Brandon's anniversary is the twenty-first, so they do something nice for that.
And, of course, we hope to be busy shipping all of you fine Redwolf products to give as gifts and decorate your trees and holiday outfits. But that goes without saying.
What about all of you? What do your holiday plans look like?