19 November 2009

OMG....it's almost Christmas!
Dear Santa,
I have absolutely no idea what you have in mind for the Snowflowers, you know you really should have planned ahead. Last minute shopping makes you really really crabby...I know! This year we'd love to drive out to Colorado again but we're not sure if it's going to happen...you know, with the crappy economy, lack of pay increases, non-existent bonuses(for the working stiff that is)and crazy medical bills(yep, thanks a tonne awesome insurance)...frankly...it's probably going to be a bit of a skint one this year...but that's okay, we don't mind. I was wondering, since we're now on 'talking' terms, if you'd ask your elves what a good gift for a 2.5 year old girl is, her Mummy is having a tough time figuring out what she wants...and as for the almost 5 year old...well, we all know what she wants, and THAT ain't gonna happen (not because it can't happen, but because I think it's a slippery slope with that company)...as for the Mister...he's easy, but hard...the truest oxymoron...I know what I 'want' to get him...but as a SAHM it's a little out of the el budgeto. So if you have an alternate recommendation let me know. I don't need anything really...a new pair of jeans and some warm winter clogs perhaps...or could you spare an elf or two to paint the bathroom...that'd be lover-ly!
Next Year though...could you find it in your heart and big red sack to leave 4 return tickets to New Zealand...I haven't been home in a long time and there are Nana's and a Grandad who haven't met Little P yet...sigh.
Update: We caved...we bought the Wii & Wii Fit for our family Christmas gift. Amazon had a kickin' deal on it. Now we just need to figure out which games to get that the entire family will enjoy...something that involves fast cars or skiing/mountain biking for Mike, Something singing or dancing for the girls and something made for a toddler for me(because I suck at video games!)...actually, I've heard such amazing things about the Wii fit, that I might be able to do my workouts on it rather than at the gym(cannot afford a membership!)

7 comments:

Michele said...

Nice letter. I hope he listens. And I would love to come and be your bathroom painting elf if I weren't so far away.

C'est moi said...

Thanks for writing my letter for me, I was finding it hard to find the time only one thing I'd change...for me a pair of cozy pj's. Yep we're doing a lot of home made stuff this year. Somehow though I think it might be a little more magical. Only problem is my brothers are flying in from Vietnam and Ireland and I don't think anyhting I make would quite suit them.
Wishing you those tickets home though - those grandparents need to meet that awesome little girl.

C'est moi said...

BTW Keeva wanted the same thing last year I got her the very much less expensive Our Generation doll from good ole Target. I opened it and had it propped under the tree on the Scooter that they have-she has never known the difference.

Kris said...

it is upon us and i am scrambling same as you...

so sorry NZ isn't a possibility this year. i am crossing my fingers for next.

Carrie said...

sorry about NZ! Sucks to be so far from your family! No luck here with xmas gifts! I need to get on the ball or my kids will be gettting socks and underwear from walgreens!

tiffany said...

Oh this is good but terrible reminder of how close its getting...

Wishing there was some way NZ could happen before next year for you all.

Michelle said...

Santa loves you!!! ;)