We had a blast …

Another year of our traditional Black Friday shopping has left us with great memories of hysterical laughing.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you had a BLAST!


A great Black Friday …

I am comfy cozy at home with my family, drinking my tea after a long day (15 hours to be exact) enjoying our traditional Black Friday shopping day. We have the best time every year. It’s one of those days I can pretty much guarantee I will be spending most of it laughing. It is truly one of my favorite family traditions. We are usually pretty sleep deprived Black Friday and as the hours pass we get quite kooky. Perhaps that’s what adds to all the funny that’s found throughout our day. And by the end of the day, I can tell you that absolutely nothing feels better than having a nice warm shower and passing out on the couch. Yep, from beginning to end, this is one of my most favorite days of the year.

Well, I hope you all had a great day!!!

I got it all done …

I made a promise to myself that I would have all the little Thanksgiving errands finished up, along with getting our house in order, by this evening. I know I have a whole week before Thanksgiving, but I really want to just enjoy the next 10 days. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I love when my kids are on school breaks so this is one of my favorite weeks of the year. I like to leisurely add to our decorations, bake, pick up around the house and go food shopping without the nagging stress of all the little things.

We are kicking off this 10-day fun fest with Reese’s Kindergarden Feast tomorrow. LOVE! Then we have a mini RUN-cation planned for my son George and I. I have a race on Saturday and he is volunteering at it for community service hours. So we will be staying overnight in San Diego. Sidney flies home Wednesday, which has me THRILLED! I can’t wait to see her! And then we have our annual Henry Thanksgiving Day Extravaganza, HA! We have so much FUN! Of course you can’t forget our annual Black Friday shopping tradition, which also includes a virtual 5K this year too. And a medal! TOO FUNNY! This will be Libs second year out with Sid and I. I am so excited! I wasn’t sure Libs was convinced that getting up at 1:30 in the morning to shop for hours on end was much fun last year. But she says she is ALL IN!

We also have some other family fun stuff planned too, so suffice it to say, that I am really looking forward to the next 10 days. And it was totally worth exhausting myself over the past three days to be able to enjoy it the way I had hoped.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get it all done!!!


Thanksgiving break for G3, Libs and Reese starts Friday. My race is on Saturday. Sid flys home the following Wednesday. My favorite holiday is the day after that, when I get to spend time with my family and friends at our annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza. And then, it’s Black Friday.

I. May. Burst. Eeeee!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are SUPER EXCITED!!!

I shopped until I dropped …

Today is Black Friday. I have been shopping on Black Friday with my family and friends for like a BAZILLION years. It is a day full of complete and utter fun. Perhaps it’s the sleep deprivation but we laugh until we cry, literally, all day long. It’s a day that I look forward to every year. I am always exhausted when it’s over (15-17 hours of shopping will do that to a person). But somehow sleep pales in comparison to all the memories we make.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you shopped until you dropped!!!