I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Christmas will be here before you know it. You have to get that shopping done. Get everything wrapped and just wait. Nothing is worst than getting all excited for Christmas morning and watching the kids open their toys in excitement and then they break.
I always wanted to do small town living. I mean, heck, I grew up in the South Side of Chicago. That is as far opposite of small town living that I can think of. Still my neighborhood seemed on the small side.