Monday, November 28, 2005

Updates and Pictures

I had a great Thanksgiving this year. My family and I went over to some friends' house for a day of glutton and oh what fun it was! My hubby was so excited to get to fry a turkey. I must say, it was one of the juiciest birds I've ever had the privilege of devouring! We had all the fixin's as well. I'm still full from that day, but oh was it worth it.

Last Friday, I did what I had never dared to do before - I was at the stores before they opened to grab the good deals on Black Friday. I was up before 4am and was at Kohl's by 4:30 to stand in the freezing cold so I could get in early and buy up every Dora toy they had at half price. I got some good deals, people. I stood in line to check out there after about 15 minutes of power shopping then headed on over to Target where, after standing in line for more than 30 minutes and freezing even more, I got even more good deals. I was very pleased with my accomplishments on this fun early morning. After my shopping escapades, I'm 97% finished with my Christmas shopping. WOOHOO!!!

Tis the season to dress up my child in cutie patootie Christmas clothes and bows! I'm so excited!

Isn't she the cutest?! Her shirt shows a Christmas package with a tag that says "From Grandpa with love". Do you think if she wears that to see "GeePaw" this weekend that he'll give her a dollar? I think so!

We took a photo opportunity yesterday morning before church. It took a while to get Rachel to cooperate with Daddy and the camera, but I think we finally got something.....

Oh and the lovely little scrape on her mouth is where she decided it'd be great fun to whack her face into the stair case. Yeah, not so much fun after all. I thought that was such great timing here right before Christmas picture season and all. Oh well. It will be something we can always remember.


Superchikk said...

You ARE a nut! Shopping on Black Friday is crazy! Of course, I say that because I am usually 90% done with my shopping before Thanksgiving...not by choice. We have to take the gifts to the family we won't be seeing at Christmas. Glad you had fun, though.

And that's a great outfit, and I think that if it doesn't garner at least a buck from GeePaw, he needs new glasses.

Carbon said...

Oh, that scrape looks like it hurt!

Are those squiglies things in your hair or on your tree? Sorry, I couldn't help noticing it. Tinsel in your hair...getting all decked out for the holidays ;-) he he he.

AfricaBleu said...

I love Kohls - I went shopping on Black Saturday (let's face it - EVERY day shopping from now until Christmas is going to be black!) and used my "MVC" (most valued customer) 15% off coupon and saved forty bucks! (You just have to figure out how much I spent to appreciate the savings...ahem.) Then they gave me forty dollars worth of "Kohl's cash" and I went in on Black Sunday and got my daughter a pair of sassy boots and a pair of earring for me - FREE.

Yep, Kohls owns me.

Jill said...

Superchikk - yes, I am a nut for going out that day! Of course, after shopping that morning, I'm nearly all done with my Christmas shopping and I'm very excited about that!

Maki - The scrape is nearly gone, thank goodness! We are visiting family this weekend and I am glad the war wound will have mostly disappeared by then. Wouldn't want the parentals to think we've been abusing their grandchild, ya know. :)

Bleu - Um.....yeah, I know about the Kohl's cash and how much you have to spend to get that stuff.... you did some damage, girl! But isn't it fun to get the stuff 'for free'? I love it!! In fact, I need to use my Kohl's cash - maybe this weekend!! WooHOO! Shopping for MOMMY!!!!

Jill said...

Oh and the squiggly things are from the tree and NOT my hair! Maybe back in the 80's or something.....or HEY! We could contact Camilla Parker Bowles! Or heck, any of the British would like something like that! Although, knowing their lovely hat things, they've probably already thought of it.

Carbon said...

You're funny Jill ;-)