I keep telling myself ... Mandy ... how hard is it to just get on the computer for a few minutes and update? I take hundreds of pictures of the projects I am doing ... however I can't ever find the time to sit down and just post a picture! SO ... Lets just finish up November, shall we!
I am so grateful that we didn't have to travel somewhere for Thanksgiving, and that we got to spend time together as a family in our home, rather than on the road. I am also thankful, that as of tomorrow, I won't have to do the table arrangements again for another year ... he he he! SO fun, however, lots of work!
I have the GREATEST family in the whole world. (Sorry if you think yours might be better ... fat chance of that :) wink wink!
I am the youngest of 5 - 4 girls and 1 boy. I have 18 nephews and nieces, and all of us live within 20 minutes of each other! My family is my best and I am SO thankful to have each member a part of my life.
(Didn't the table settings turn out fun. We had over 30 people there, so I had to simplify a few things from my Studio 5 segment!)
* I brought pumpkin pie and was in charge of table settings (shocker I know :) wink wink!
* Spent the morning finishing last touches, while Adam enjoyed his day off with the boys.
* Dinner at 2:30 pm at my sister Marney's house (4 blocks away!)
* The tables settings were a HUGE hit, especially with the little ones, and the family trivia was a riot! Everyone enjoyed it!
* Forgot to get my key lime cheesecake out of the fridge ... and I have been enjoying all of it this week by myself!
* Played games (wacky 6)
* Geared up for Black Friday
November 24/25 BLACK FRIDAY
So I have never done the Black Friday sales in my whole life. I wanted to find out what all of the big talk was all about. So with some friends we went to Walmart at 10:00! CRAZINESS I am telling you! It was super fun!
Then there was Target at midnight ... not as much fun! The line took 2 hours to get through. And Old Navy last! The line was so long, that we bagged it and went home at 3:15.
Adam woke up at 4:30 to go to Best Buy and Smiths Marketplace. Home and got a few hours of sleep.
Next was RC Willy, 10:00 am ... complete waste of time.
The rest of the day was spent shopping for FURNITURE! Adam and I decided that our gifts to each other for Christmas would be furniture for our house. We went home for naps, frustrated with no luck.
I have to say ... would I do it again? Maybe ... but I think the getting up early thing is better for me than staying up late. I am thankful that at the end of the day on the 25, our good family friend, going to massage therapy school, was offering free massages for practice! I am SO thankful for 1 1/2 of amazingness ... something every person needs after Black friday!
Thankful I talked Adam into going to Gardner Village ... and guess what! We found our furniture ... here is a hint ...
Thankful I had a full 4 days with my husband home. I am so sad it has to end, but can't wait until Christmas Break!!
I got a Nap after Church! Much needed ... seeing that I am getting sick
Thankful for a Washer and Dryer. Although I HATE doing laundry, I am grateful I don't have to wash by hand!
Thankful for my NEW LIVING ROOM FURNITURE!!! YIPPEE!!! Can't wait to show you everything soon!
(oh and my wonderful parents who watched my kids while I was at Young Womens tonight! They even brought take out from Olive Garden for dinner. Everyone needs parents like the two I have! I am so lucky!!)
I am SO Thankful for all of you amazing friends, family, and people who follow my blog (regardless of how sporadic I am at updating!) I am grateful for your sweet comments and friendships I have made through this thing I call a Blog. You have changed my life!!