O.M.G. Christmas is next Monday. Are you ready? I most certainly am not. Which seems to be par for the course as I get older. If I had to guess, I'd say that I am about 40% done my holiday shopping...and the major one that I am lagging on is my own husband! He's so hard to buy for because when he wants something, I just come home to Amazon packages. He even recently bought undershirts and socks...bye bye typical stocking stuffers! I will say that the one thing that I am prepared for is our annual Crossfit Christmas Party. I got an awesome gift for it...in fact, I opened it last weekend to use when we had friends over. Luckily, I got a back up gift (that I am probably going to try and steal) for the White Elephant style gift exchange. Last year I didn't do a good job with this...I really brought it in 2017! Say a little Santa prayer for me that I pull the biggest number so that I can pick my own gift!
I'd say that one (ok the main) reason that I am feeling unprepared for the holidays is how BUSY we have been here at Karamoor. Thank you all SO MUCH for choosing us for so many of your gifts to send to relatives, friends, customers, or acquaintances that are both near and far! We sincerely appreciate it. We are glad to see that a lot of people have been able to take advantage of the major sales that have been going on since Black Friday! Maybe next year around this time there will be a store for you to swing into...who knows!
If you still aren't sure that you want to buy wines as presents, what about one of our tasting tickets that we have scheduled for 12/29? We are hosting 2 very special tasting times that Friday. The tastings are open to 22 people per time slot and the time slots are 11AM and 1:30PM. The 1:30PM time sold out in 2 days, but there is still availability for the 11AM spot. Did you know that it is better to taste wine earlier in the day? Your taste buds are much more in tact! The thing that makes these 2 visits so special is that those people that join us for the tasting will be eligible to some very special deals and wines the day that they join us. They will also be tasting a minimum of 10 wines! These visits are different than our normal tour and tastings because they are lacking the tour portion. We will drive through the property and then head right up to the private tasting room to begin sampling (versus our normal presentation on what makes us different and then take a tour of the winemaking facility and discuss the whole winemaking process, etc.). The cost is $35 per person if you are interested...and tickets can be purchased on the Tour tab under the Store heading above!
I am looking forward to this weekend...and then I am looking forward to next week flying by so that I can hang with my husband's family on Saturday, and then see my brother and sister-in-law (and parents of course) on Sunday and Monday (and then on Monday afternoon I get to see all my aunts, cousins, uncles, and grandparents)! Christmas Eve has turned into my immediate family day where us kids are usually tasked with cooking an excellent meal. Although, I think that this year, we are allowing Dad to do a beef tenderloin on the rotisserie... I will post the menu next week (usually we have everything figured out by now!) because we are behind in our planning. I hope that you are further along with your holiday shopping and planning than I am, but if not, I hope that you make a good dent in things this weekend. Until next time...