Friday, November 28, 2008

Black. Friday.

How is this a good idea? Get up at 3am after woofing down an entire turkey dinner the night before to battle fellow bleary-eyed shoppers for both parking spaces and one-day-only-sale-priced loot? Despite my reservations, James and I braved the crowds this year for the first time EVER. Wasn't as bad as we had expected, but don't expect us to do it again. We were able to score a few good deals which was totally worth the hassle. And in the end, I treated myself to a decaf caramel macchiato--which was worth the early morning wake-up call.

Yesterday before dinner, we put up the Christmas tree and it really helped boost my holiday spirit (a 6-foot tall, pre-lit, spinning tree in the middle of your living room can have that effect, no doubt). Having my mom spend this Thanksgiving holiday with us has been such a blessing. How she is able to breathe with Isaiah up under her most of the time is a mystery to me. She couldn't even catch a break last night because Mariah put in her special request to "stretch out with Granny"...and that's how we found them this morning. I feel so fortunate to have a mother who loves me, James, and the kids and totally respects me as a wife and mother.

Dinner was delicious! And oh yeah, Savannah's Eagles won.


Christy said...

Yay, Savannah! Glad to hear we had some West Coast cheers supporting The Birds. Lord knows they need all the help they can get.

Your tree looks great! I can't wait to get ours up. Glad you guys had such a nice Thanksgiving.

Karen the Californian said...

Is that a picture of Savannah? Or is it you? I can't tell! Beautiful smile, in any case. :-)

Sharon said...

Thanks, ladies! Savannah is ALL about the Eagles. She is skating on thin ice in this House of the Redskins...;)

Jenny B said...

So did James carry your mom out of the aiport??

And I'm with you on BF, I'm not sure I'll do it again either.

Sharon said...

No "Up Where We Belong", JennyB. They changed the uniform day to Wednesday, so James ended up at the airport in his regular ACU's. No lifting involved, either, but they still looked cute together. :)

Christy said...

James needs to get posted around here so Savannah can come and watch the game with her own kind! Redskins...bahumbug.