Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas List

On Thanksgiving night we all went around and said what was on our Christmas list. Now that I am a boring, married, grown up, a flash light is at the top of my list. This is something Jon and I have been saying we need for a long time. We don't own one! We also need a giant extension cord. How lame is that.

Jon and I are not doing Christmas presents for each other this year. Well, I take that back. We are doing something small. I don't want to write what I got him because he reads my blog but it cost me $10. We decided to take our tithe for the month of December plus what we would spend on Christmas for each other and adopt a family and some children. We couldn't be more thrilled to be sharing our blessings during the holidays and can't wait to do some Toys R Us shopping! 

My mom and family have been asking me for ideas and I have a few things on my list. I honestly do not need anything this season but it is fun to look right??



For our front porch when we move...

(with our last name and wedding date of course)

 Um, I am obsessed with mustaches (you probably already knew)
 via Toms

 A tripod for our DSLR...anyone have recommendations?


So what are you asking for this holiday season? And what does your family do to give back?



27 comments:

Michelle P said...

I want a DSLR, what do you have?

KRISTIN said...

My mom asked me what I wanted too...I said Nylon Spatulas from Crate & Barrel. So exciting!

So cool that you guys are adopting a family! My dad's side of the family does that every year, such a fun way to give back and really get in the holiday spirit!

Amanda said...

Our family vacay was our Xmas gifts. And I ordered M's gift, but have NO CLUE what he's getting me this year... He won't tell me budget even, so it's driving me up the wall.

Krystal said...

We have that same tripod. No complaints but I don't really use it that much!

Carolyn said...

I love that you're adopting a family! Such a great idea! And that sign for the porch... SO CUTE! LOVE IT! :)

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Good for you guys for doing charity instead of gifts. We were asked to make cookies for prisoners. I was like, "hmm. Prisoners? What?" But then I thought about Shawshank and Prison Break and how everyone needs a little love now and then.

Noelani said...

Lol at he flashlight and extension cord. And my husband and I are also doing away with gift-giving to one another this year, and sponsoring a child in need instead.

Lorraine said...

It gets so hard to ask for stuff as you get older. All the little things I want, I buy, and all I don't have but want is expensive. I have no idea what I want for Christmas... :)

Lor

Allison said...

Totally understand the growing up and asking for boring gifts thing! I am asking for some clothes and shoes also.

Amanda said...

so funny and so true! my mom asked us what we wanted for christmas and my answers were pretty much: curtains for our home cause i am horrid with interior design, some silverware and dishes, and scott wanted a steering wheel cover LOL! those TOMS are too cute!!

Amy @ amy day to day said...

You guys are Saints! How nice of you to do that and adopt a family. I can't really think of anything I need either, but there are a few frivolous things I want :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a great thing you and john are doing! my husband and i went to hobby lobby on saturday and bought 7 toys to help out with our church's toy drive, feeling so blessed this year, and hoping to help make a child's christmas a little bit brighter this year

Camylla Leonardi said...

those toms are total awesomness and I really need a camera stand too!!

Happy Tuesday <3
Simplycamylla.blogspot.com

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Trevor and I are bad and always get what we want when we want it... so because we have bought some big ticket items as of late... we are not doing presents eaither. But I still want to get him a little something :)

Liz Taylor said...

<3 you Ruthie pie! <3

Amanda C. said...

I think its great that you are adopting a family instead of exchanging gifts. I might consider that for next year. I like those Toms though.

C3 said...

I just added those shoes to my christmas list! Everyone needs a good pair of mustache shoes!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

The House of Hart... how cute would that be. Think about that... how fitting. Heart you Ruthie!

Lauren said...

I have that plaque hanging on our porch that has our name and wedding date on it. I <3 it. We have the ones with the cardinals in the middle.

I also have the dynex tripod you linked too for my camera. I love it. Its super easy to use and can be small and compact but also tall as you need it.

Hope this helps!

Erin said...

Ha ha hey...when ya need a flashlight..ya need one! :) I am asking for a new camera! :) I am thinking of taking a photography class too!

Janna Renee said...

A new pair of TOMS are totally on my Christmas list too ;) I am also obsessed with mustaches, which is why I clicked your button to check out your blog. True story ;)

Courtney said...

You are a beautiful person! It's wonderful to see how God is using you and your man!

Gaby said...

Ha, you are so practical! This year for my birthday/christmas (it's the same day) my husband is treating me to a trip to new zealand. And i'm treating him to... well i'm not sure yet but i am sure it won't be as good as an overseas holiday :)

Katie said...

I love the idea of giving your tithe plus eachothers gift money to a family that needs it more. I'm making a note for next year :) it was actually a struggle to make a wishlist this year, for thefirst time EVER. must be something about being a newlywed? who knows. btw I just posted about giving back in this season .. great minds think alike :)

Susan Borland said...

so sweet that you're adopting a fam.
This year I asked Ben what he wanted and like a boring old adult he said, "a therapeutic pillow" wish granted. I want a Timex watch that has a leopard strap that I saw on a blog. I'm drooling over it, so I sent him a link, hahah.
love,
SUZE

Heather said...

i'm just like you-- everything i want this year is so lame and adult like! haha!! we are definitely grown ups, ruthie!

Abby said...

omg. tripods are awesome!! Can't wait to use ours for family photos!

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