Monday, December 1, 2008

The Black Friday Weekend

Did you survive it?

We did. In fact, we had a very productive weekend. We were able to get a huge jump on the Holiday season and had a lot of fun doing it.

We posed for our Christmas card photo - amazing what a digital camera, a tripod, and hubby who knows a bit about them both can do. The five of us took a bit of time after Thanksgiving dinner and took goofy, silly, and serious pictures. We had a blast, laughing and acting up as we spent the time together.

Friday morning, hubby braved the crowds as the 5am sales, and mercifully let me sleep in. He made his way to the sporting goods store and then to Target to get the "only" gift that our youngest daughter wanted. There he spent quality time with 300 other shoppers waiting to get in the doors. I almost didn't have the heart to tell him that when I returned to Target at 3pm to go shopping with my other daughter, the shelves were full of the item. I did tell him - it was kind of funny.

We spent Saturday putting up decorations. We joined the hundreds of other houses in our neighborhood to make our yard look like a "Winter Wonderland" here in the desert southwest. (Really, no matter how many lights you put up, you're not fooling anyone - for goodness sakes, we live in the DESERT!)

Sunday, we headed up north the the high country and cut down a Christmas tree. At 6 am we loaded into the car for the 2 hour drive. When we arrived, we found an amazing little diner and had a huge breakfast, and then made our way to the tree farm. After searching for a while, we came upon the perfect tree and cut it down. We anchored it to the roof of the car, headed back home and got the tree up.

All in all a pretty productive weekend.

How was yours?

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