Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Break!

Thanksgiving Day:
We ate too much and brought home even more to devour over the next few days.

Day After Thanksgiving:
Then, the day after Thanksgiving we woke up around 4:30 to head out on our BLACK FRIDAY shopping adventure! We scored some sweet sleeping bags for $10 each at Sports Authority. And they are the kind that zip together...camping is going to be even more fun now ;) We went to Kmart and stood in line in the freezing cold until the store opened at 6 a.m. I was shivering and Michael was sweet enough to go back to the car and grab a blanket to wrap around me while we waited. We met some hilarious people in line and, sadly, were not shocked when people decided to skip line when the doors opened. Amazing how people go crazy and lose their senses at such times, over just a few items for Christmas. It made us realize how important it is to remember why we celebrate this season and what our focus should be on. We only purchased some Christmas decoration items for our tree and such because Kmart had a 50% off sale going on! We then headed to Target, which was even more of a madhouse, and perused their Christmas items also. [By the way, they have the cheapest lights around in case anybody is curious or in need]

After all the shopping in Layton was over, we headed to Michael's parents in Taylorsville for a little visit and to pick up the Christmas tree they had waiting for our use! Marlene loves Christmas and loves to decorate with trees and all sorts of pretty things around the house, so she had a tree to spare! We did some more shopping around town, then ate leftover Thanksgiving dinner there. The gravy...and the mashed potatoes...ok, must move on...

Michael worked on "Blanche" the CR-V, flushing the radiator and changing the oil while I attempted some homework. [Actually, I took a 2 1/2 hour nap, which was totally unexpected!] I almost forgot, we picked up a dining room table from Tina and Kelly, as they needed to get rid of their old one and asked if we wanted it. We said yes! It's beautiful, a dark mahogany and seats 6 comfortably. We fell in love and are so grateful for wonderful family members who treat us so well! While the boys were loading the table into the car, I was able to hold the newest addition to their household, their sweet baby girl. She's only a few weeks old and was all bundled up and sleeping while I sat in the chair holding her. Just beautiful and perfect and looks just like her big sister! What a blessing :)

Later that evening we hung out with some old friends of Michael's from high school. It was fun to meet them and get to know them all better/see where they are currently in life. We had a group of people who are pursuing a bounty of different and exciting careers and interests, yet we all combined for a good night of games and pizza. It was a fantastic day. Definitely up there for favorite Thanksgiving holidays ever in my book!

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