Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

Before we left for Thanksgiving I went ahead and started decorating for Christmas, so we could come back home and it would all be done already. I love decorating for Christmas because I collect stuff all year and then when it comes time to pull everything out it's like Christmas because I forget about everything that I've have.

Here is our tree. I did the netting and ribbon a little different this year and I'm not really sure how I feel about it and I'm too lazy to do it again. Let me know what you think, and it won't hurt my feelings if you don't like it because M already told me he didn' t like it.

Here are some other views of our place with our Christmas decorations. It takes me a while to figure out where to put everything.

The navity is really special to me. I got it from my grandmother, who collected all the pieces from Avon a long, long time ago. She gave it to me a couple years ago and I love it! The table cloth is new this year. It was an after Christmas clearance sale at Target.

I love to see other people's decorations. So now I want to see your Christmas decorations. So take some time and post a few pictures of your decorations and some of the traditions that your family does.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday

We made it back from Thanksgiving. We had a good week in AR with our families, but it is good to be back and sleeping in our own bed. I didn't take any pictures to document our Thanksgiving this year. I need to be better about taking pictures.

This year Thanksgiving was spent with M's family. We had a great time and lots of really good food. One of things that M's mom likes to do is to participate in Black Friday shopping. So Wednesday and Thursday when the sale ads came in the paper we would all sit down and go through everything that we needed to get or stores we wanted to go to. This year our big Black Friday stop was at Walmart. I've gone shopping on Black Friday before, but I have never gone to a store and waited for a specific item. M's mom was looking for a couple specific things at Walmart so we all went.

I didn't need anything special so I mostly got to observe everything. Once the sale got started M and I had so much fun just walking around, dodging people, and picking up a few items that we saw. Here are some of our purchases. (I can't show everything because some it is Christmas presents)

I think we got some pretty good deals. M got these packs of undershirts for $7 each and I got the sheets for $20. We had a good time experiencing Black Friday madness, but I'm glad I wasn't trying to get anything specific.