Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome Christmas!

I love Thanksgiving weekend.  Not only does it bring great food and family on Thanksgiving day, but it also brings two of my favorite activities: shopping on Black Friday and decorating my house for Christmas.  

I absolutely love Black Friday.  It is so fun to wake up early and fight the crowds all in the hope of saving $10.  This past Friday, I met my parents (yes, parents--plural.  My dad is such a trooper.  He packs the bags while my mom and I shop.  Thanks, Dad!) at 5:00 a.m. on Friday to hit the stores for 3 hours before I had to head home to take care of my kids.  We weren't looking for anything in particular, so we spent most of our time at Gymboree and Target.  As always, I got some great deals and, more importantly, had a great time.

On Saturday, we got out all of the Christmas decorations and spent the day decorating our house.  For me, this day is like Christmas morning, because opening the storage boxes is like opening Christmas presents.  I love to see all of my ornaments, village pieces, and snowmen.  Halle helped me decorate this year, and it was so great to see the sparkle in her eyes.  There is nothing better than a child's anticipation of Christmas.

I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of the Christmas season.  So far, we are off to a great start!

Luckily, my mom likes to spoil me.  Every year she gives me a new village piece.  My collection is growing.  Now if I could only keep Halle's 3-year-old hands away!  


Bethany said...

I love the new Christmas background. Thanks for posting the pictures just in case we don't make it to your house in the next month. It was great to see you guys last weekend.

Dede said...

Your decorations are so cute. You have always had a knack with those things. Eric did all my black Friday shopping while I stayed home in bed!

The Hutchinsons said...

I love Black Friday too. I had big plans but they were spoiled when Conner started throwing up in the night. SAD! Your little village is very cute. And You really do have some extremely cute kids. Chase looks like such a little sweetie. Merry Christmas. I want to give you my address but I am a little weary of leaving it on a post. So give me your email and I will email it to you. And you can give me your address too.