We've still got two cards for Fayette Mall from my grandparents too, we were going to go yesterday but started out too late so we'll probably go in the next day or two. (The mall closes at 6pm on Sundays and we didn't leave until after 5, fortunately I'd called ahead to check.) I'm hoping to find a cheap blazer on sale at Lane Bryant, and maybe a black bra to go with the new blouses. I started out looking for a blazer at WalMart, but they didn't have one that fit. They only had two ladies' styles, not either one I was very happy with anyway, and none at all in mens' sizes. I used to have more trouble finding pants to fit than tops; now it seems it's the other way around.
Oh, and for our birthdays we went out on two kid-free dates - also on gift certificates. The quiet together-time was incredible. Note to self: I *really* like the honey pepper glaze at Applebee's.
I used to avoid giving gift certificates because they always seemed impersonal somehow, but after all this, I hope to start giving them out more often. In retrospect, with a lot of help and a lot of love, it turned out to be a pretty good Christmas season after all.