For the first time in ages, I had nothing to do with the Christmas tree. I didn't pick it out, cut it down, put it up or decorate it. Which means the carefully picked out/organized/designed tree decor is a thing of the past for now. Which is okay, truly. It's their tree and they have been really enjoying making it their own.
And those presents...just about all the presents under the tree are presents they purchased....for each other/other people. I brought the kids to two holiday bazaar/holiday sales, filled up zippered pouches with quarters and let them go. I am beyond impressed with what they got and how thoughtful they are. Audra got Adrian a book about tractors, a tractor, a cow ornament, legos and a T Rex shirt. Adrian got Audra a pink ball, a craft kit, a picture book of Charlotte's Web (her fave) and a sparkly ornament. And really, except for one new thing, the rest of their budget was $4.00 in quarters for each other! You think thrifting success runs in the family!?