So, for Shanna’s birthday, Matt and I decided to do a room make-over for her: new bedding, decorations, curtains, furniture, the whole shebang. Now, because we don’t have her full time, none of these things are going to be worn down before her tastes change, so we’re going with a very neutral color and decor scheme. She’ll have black or grey furniture, and grey black-out curtains and comforter, but we have bright solid color sheets she can change out and fun colored sheer curtains as well. Most of this stuff we already have, like a cube shelf in black with a rainbow of fabric cubes, and 2 out of 4 of the sheets we wanted, as well as 2 different comforters and the black out curtains. I believe my aunt is getting her a rug and maybe a set of sheets, and my mom is getting her furniture, either a full bedroom set, or a bed and a chair/beanbag for a reading nook.
Matt’s parent’s are also getting Shanna a little vanity so she can dry her hair in the mornings easier (our house was built in the era where they didn’t put outlets or fans in the bathroom), and I think his sister is going to get some random decorations, like posters/pictures, a clock, etc.
We’ve also worked out the last little details of her party. I’ve got the date picked out and I’m going through her wishlist right now. We won’t get her that Friday, instead Matt will pick her up Saturday morning and have some tie just them for a bit. I will be home getting her room set up and the party together.
Now for my birthday, we have 2 different plans. 1 is to go to Oklahoma for a weekend and visit a Casino, or 2 haunted roadtrip through Texas! I love horror movies and haunted house and everything, and there’s so many paranormal locations in Texas that I’ve never been to. We did decide that if we do the ghost tour, we’ll do it in the spring instead of in October with my birthday, just so there aren’t as many people.
Now I have a plan for Matt’s birthday, but I haven’t worked out all the details. Unfortunately, Matt reads some of these posts, so I can’t tell everyone. I know he’ll love it if I can only get this one thing to workout.
So fun fact about me, I’m a planner. It’s what I do. I plan things so far in advance, like Shanna’s birthday party has been in my calendar for about a month now, and it’s not until November. So, with that in mind, I’m already planning everyone’s Christmas gifts.
This year, we have Shanna for Christmas, and it’ll be the first Christmas we have together as a family where we aren’t rooming with someone. I know Matt is excited, and I’m keeping with the tradition of getting him a gift with the intention of tears. Last year I got him a photo album filled with pictures of Shanna from when she was a baby to last Christmas. We’ve added a few more pictures throughout this year as well.
For Father’s Day, he got a star map of the night Shanna was born. This year, I gotta find something else. Maybe I’ll give him a pregnancy announcement…
Probably not that lol, we aren’t quite there yet.
I’m just excited to be able to start our own family traditions for Christmas, even if it is a bit late. I know that this is probably the last Christmas we’ll have with Shanna still believing, but we can still something new, right?
I think I’m gonna have to leave it here for now. Be kind to everyone you meet, and remember you are loved more than you know!