Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Christmas List

First, let me explain that I am not a shopper! I don't really enjoy it, and especially dislike MALLS. They are too commercialized AND USUALLY over crowded. The hubs and I try to make at least one trip to Dallas per year during which I will go into one of the malls to shop, but more than likely you won't find me in one locally. I would much rather stroll through unique, quaint little boutiques, visit my favorite antique stores, or rummage through junk stores, but actually online shopping has been my best friend over the past few years! I absolutely love being able to click a button, and have something shipped to my doorstep.

My husband started making me provide him with a Christmas list last year - a list that had options for him to buy for me. Apparently, I wasn't very fun to shop for, and he didn't like that he couldn't surprise me with a few things Christmas morning. He definitely enjoys surprising me! It is so hard for me to construct a list of things that I want since I don't go shopping often, but I thought it would be fun to share a few of my "wants" this year.

I don't typically wear a lot of jewelry. My husband surprised me a few years ago on Christmas morning with diamond earrings. I wear them 99.9% of the time. He also surprised me one year with a diamond "O" necklace which I usually wear as well along with my wedding rings of course. Those are my the three main staples of my everyday accessorizing. I thought I needed one more staple, so I thought a sweet hand stamped silver bangle with my kid's names on it would be great! I thought it would be sweet to receive this from the kid's this year. They like buying me jewelry. I have several bracelets that GTO has picked out for me.

I actually had to provide a list to my mom this year as well - not something we typically do. TWO lists were SO VERY hard to come up with, but I have been wanting new Christmas stockings so these went on my "mom list".

I could always use some new work clothes. I work for a surgical sales company and refuse to wear scrubs, but most of the time I look a little sloppy in jeans and a top. I like to stay comfy, but know I need to dress better. My favorite store is Ann Taylor Loft. There is one nearby our house in an "easy to get to" shopping center, so I can run in and shop quickly which is my kind of shopping!

I CANNOT stand being cold, and in the winter, it seems that I am always freezing. The problem: I dislike coats! Most days I refuse to wear one, but I thought a new pull over jacket would be nice. I will often throw on one of my husband's North Face pull overs. They really do keep you warm.

I could use a new pair of comfy boots. I can't decide between a new pair of UGGs, OR....

A pair of Minnetonkas.

I definitely need a new pair of tennis shoes.

What would Christmas be like without a few new things to support my photography fun? I have a couple of old vintage cameras that I absolutely love. One was my great grandmother's camera. I would love to add to the collection.

The winter months are here, and I know I will be forced to move my sessions indoors. I get so bored with backdrops. I would love to receive a couple of new ones.

Stocking Stuffers: I love Lens Critters! You can find all different types of animals and insects on Etsy. The kids that I photograph will love these!

I would also love to find a new camera strap in my stocking this year.

I went ahead and added this to the Christmas list that I sent to my husband as a funny joke. We have been looking at cars for the past 6 months or so. Both of our vehicles are over 7 years old and have over 100k miles.

Yesterday, my husband picked me up for lunch and surprised me with an early Christmas present! I guess the jokes on me! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!

Do I have a great husband or what!


KendraJane said...

That's awesome!!!!! And I must say, we have several of the same things on our wishlists! :)

Anonymous said...

Are you kiding me?! Wow- Go hubby!!! Best Christmas EVER!!!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome way to begin the Holidays!!!! You have an AWESOME hubby! I also have some of the same goodies on my list, hopefully Sadie will pass it on hubby!!
Merry Christmas!

Lana said...

I am the same way with shopping. Online shopping has to be the best invention ever.
I cannot believe he bought you the car, that is awesome! So far every single present that my husband has "bought" me for Christmas has been picked out, ordered, wrapped and placed under the tree by me. Yay.