the end of shopping

Today marks the day that I’m finally finished with all Christmas shopping. I got most of the shopping finished a couple weekends ago, but I had a little bit of stocking stuffer shopping that remained to be done. When I bought my last item today, I said as much to the store clerk. He actually shook my hand and said, “Congratulations, you’re the first person I know of that’s done with their Christmas shopping.”

What a relief.

In the meantime, I have two memory cards of photos dating back to Amy and Jack’s wedding, Thanksgiving, and a few things around that. Our house needs to be cleaned and I have three more days at work to wrap my work up before our standard plant shutdown for the week of Christmas. Hopefully, next week will provide me with enough time to get through the photos.

To tide everyone over, though, I posted my pictures of our summer trip to Oregon and Washington state weeks ago, but never linked to it. So, here are our pictures of the Northwest. Sorry it took so long to get them up.