A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ka-ching, Ka-ching

Well, this is a first for me. It's two days before Christmas and not only is all my shopping done, but everything is wrapped!!! Last night Ed and I parked outselves in front of the Tin Man miniseries from SciFi and wrapped our little hearts out. So now we have a free day. May even be able to take in a movie. Unheard of this close to Christmas.

One of the traditions I started a few years ago is changing the way I do stocking stuffers. I love buying all the little last minute crap presents. Rather than weighing down the stockings, I find little gift bags and fill those. Of course, with our brood that amounts to a lot. Between Ed and I we have five kids and 10 grandchildren. As you can see, the stocking fill up one whole wall in the family room.

Since all the kids are married, they get a "couples" bag, but the grandkids still get their own. Ed thinks I'm a little nuts, and it does get a bit costly (Cost Plus and Target love me!). But it's one of my favorite things at Christmas so what the heck.


icanseeclearlynow said...

hi sandi. your wall of stockings look great! i love the quote at the top of your blog about a grandmother being a mother given a second chance. that's wonderful! i'm sure you are a rockstar to your kids and grandkids. congratulations to you and your hubby on having such a great family.

my hubby and i were finished with all shopping and wrapping like you guys, by friday. so the weekend has been laid back and lazy.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!



Wendy said...

You do it the same way my dad's family does. Big bags full of stuff for the stocking. It is my favorit!e part too!

Merry Christmas

MMrussianadoption said...

wow, that is some serious stocking stuffers. it makes the wall look so festive though

Desert Diva said...

Wow, you stuff some serious stockings! Merry Christmas!