Stanley and I prep for Christmas

Nick and Lara may never let us keep Stanley again.

Stanley the Christmas elf

I've been out shopping today (and buying dog costumes at Target)! I've gotta tell you, it's been a really pleasant shopping experience. They had every cash register open at Barnes & Noble and Bed Bath & Beyond. Every shopper, driver and store employee has been considerate and helpful. I'm a little unnerved by the whole thing but pleasantly surprised.

I think I'm finally done with shopping for the 25th unless something catches my eye in the next 24 hours. I have been wandering in stores just throwing stuff in the basket that I like and figuring I'll resort everything once I get home. I do this every year and end up with a box of left over goodies that become presents throughout the year. I mean, who doesn't need a dog elf costume?