first Christmas, her Spanish-speaking cell phone was the big hit. Last year, the highlight was her plush kitty (which she still carries around and loves). This year, it just might be Tinkerbell. Disney had an amazing sale on their site around Thanksgiving, and I got Aspen a 12-inch Tink doll for $4. She's either going to be freaked out (look at her weird smile!) or totally in love. I'm hopeful it's the latter. Aspen gets really excited when she sees Tinkerbell fly over the Disney castle/logo at the beginning of movies, so I also got her the newest Tink movie. She deserves to see that her favorite character actually gets more then just three seconds of screen time, right?
Not having a job anymore, this Christmas feels a little weird for me. I want to get Kev some presents I know he'll enjoy, but it's not as fun to buy them with his money. I miss earning my own income and using that to spoil him and Aspen.
Regardless of who's actually paying for the presents under our tree, I'm glad they're there. It's nice to show our love and appreciation to each other and to remember that humble birth of a little baby so long ago. I keep trying to teach Aspen that Christmas is actually Jesus' birthday, but she doesn't believe me. Maybe I should make a cake?
What are you most excited about this Christmas? Like I said, I can't wait to see Aspen open her Tinkerbell-fan-club-paraphernalia, and I'm also looking forward to singing in church. I hope I don't get sick and lose my voice like last time.