For Christmas, Eliza really wanted a pair of Ugg boots. I was more than happy to try to get them, but I had no idea how hard it would be to buy a pair. I tried the official Ugg website, and just about everything had to be backordered. I tried Nordstrom.com, zappos.com, amazon.com, everywhere, but they just didn't have any boots available. So I finally resorted to ebay.com, which I normally love, but for an item that is unattainable, you have to pay quite a bit extra. I set my maximum bid $50 above the normal retail price (high, I know, but I am a very competitive ebayer). Even at that extravagant price, I couldn't win a pair of boots. Finally, after a Google search, I found a store that was selling the black Classic Short Ugg boots that Eliza wanted, and I bought them at retail price, free shipping. They might take a week or two to arrive, but it will be worth it. In all the excitement of boot shopping, I bought myself a pair of Ugg boots to keep my toesies warm up here in the North Pole of Utah. I found them on ebay for cheaper than retail, so I jumped on it (men's Uggs aren't in high enough demand, I guess).
This Christmas will be a little lame because I have to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but we will hopefully be able to find some time to visit our family. We are going to have Michelle and her sister Wendy over on Christmas night to celebrate. We are very excited. We got them stockings and some fun stocking stuffers, and hopefully we'll have something good to eat. Michelle, what do you want to eat that night? I was thinking about making my Red Pepper and Gouda soup, but I don't know what else to eat with it. Let me know if you have any ideas. (I can ask Michelle questions in our blog because she is one of our loyal readers and commenters. Thanks Michelle!)
I'll talk about graduation another day. Christmas and the new baby are topping the importance list. I will just mention that I passed all of my classes with a C+ or better, so I will receive a diploma. Yeah!