This is Jake & I’s third Christmas together. I can’t believe we’re already at three Christmases. That means we’ve almost been married for 2 years! I’m all ready for Christmas this year and I’ve scored a couple gifts that I think Jake will like. It’s hard being poor college students with kids at Christmas time, but I like to think of myself as a great gift-giver under any circumstance. Unfortunately, our first Christmas together it was not that way at all.
We started dating in November of 2014. That means at Christmas-time we’d only been together for around a month. We hadn’t even said ‘I love you’ yet, even though on the inside I was totally 100% in love.
Because we’d been together for so little time I honestly had no clue what to get him. I didn’t want to do something fancy or expensive because a) I had no money because I wasn’t working and b) I didn’t know where it was all going so I didn’t want to get him something he would have a hard time getting rid of if we broke up.
Being someone who tries to make every gift at least somewhat sentimental, I really wanted to make sure that whatever I did get him had at least some meaning and thought put into it. He’d been working downtown for a while and made a comment about how the area he parked his car was really sketchy and he should probably start carrying a pocket knife just in case, so I thought that if I could find a nicer knife and get it engraved it would be a very nice gift. We’d also had a running inside joke that I was going to get him Olaf socks for Christmas, so I did get him some custom made Olaf Nike socks. I thought it was a cute gift that had a lot of well-intentioned thought behind it.
And then it was Christmas. Unfortunately for me, my cute gift paled hugely in comparison to the fact that Jake got us tickets to go to Disneyland. And it was only made worse when he proposed to me in Disneyland.
We still laugh about it now (and cry about it because I’m just so pregnant that I can’t tell the story without getting a little emotional even though I think it’s super funny), and I’ll be forever trying to one-up Disneyland tickets. But the nice thing is that now we’re married and I know Jake has to love me regardless of whether I totally screw up on Christmas gifts or not.