Busy Time of Year
Yes, this time of the year is usually busy for most people. However, in my house, it’s busier than ever!
December 13 is John’s birthday. December 19 is our anniversary December 25 is Christmas. December 31 is New Year's Eve. January 10 is my birthday! It's crazy! John and I decided that starting this year (well, next year technically) we are going to start putting about $50 per paycheck (so $100 a month) away in savings. This way, we’ll have roughly $1,200 each year to spend on Christmas/birthday/anniversary gifts! I hope we can do that because it would make everything so much easier to figure out and not get freaked out about where the money for gifts will come from! And, then, in March we have Easton’s birthday and he’s turning 1 this (next) year! At the end of the blog are some pictures from our family Christmas “shoot” we did
We are hoping to make it home back to Wisconsin for his first birthday. The main reason we are “trying” is because John is getting stationed down in Kentucky starting next year. As of right now, we are supposed to be leaving February 29, and that means if we leave that day, we have 10 days to make it back home. We were originally going to drive the whole way from way up here in Alaska down through Canada, but we decided that since we are leaving so close to Winter, the roads probably will still be pretty bad so we don’t want to risk it. Instead, we are planning on shipping the car down to Seattle, WA or Tacoma, WA a couple weeks early, then fly from here to there, then drive across to Wisconsin. It would be so exciting for me, as I haven’t been more west than Nebraska, so I’ll be seeing “a whole new world”
What are everyone’s plans for Christmas, if any?