Saturday, November 29, 2008

Are we CRAZY or what?

Well for the first time ever...we braved the black Friday day! My husband, myself, and my daughter McKenzee all loaded up to go shopping! Wal-Mart here we come!

This is what time we left! I just had to get a picture for proof that I really could do it!

It was going to begin at 5:00 am (usually that is the middle of the night for me!). We arrived a little after 4:30 to take our posts! I had to remind my hubby that he really needed to change his attitude before we walked in the doors of Wally World! So he did just as told. I said, "We're making memories!". It was a success! We split up and went separate directions and waited til 5:00am for them to unveil the great deals. Everything in the ad was in a different location so you had to have a map that they handed out to be able to locate what you were looking for. Luckily for us we were able to get everything we came for. We could have probably made money off of some of our items! We had people telling us...your sure lucky you got that! They ran out of almost everything that was advertised. We will definitely do this again! It was a mad house but worth our trip!

Later that evening we went to my Mom's house for chicken & noodles with mashed potatoes, rolls, cheese ball, relish tray, and awesome pumpkin bars! YUM! I meant to take my camera in to get some pictures and totally forgot! I've got to get better at that! Hopefully I remember at Christmastime! Tomorrow we are having our kids over for the works again! I'm going to have to starve myself for the next couple of weeks just to get back on track! :( Way too much food!! But wonderful!

Until next time...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wishing EVERYONE a Blessed day!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving time already?

Well...I really just wanted to post "something" so Marshalene's blog didn't say that my last post was 1 month ago!:) I can't believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. My how time flies!
My Mom has been busy filling orders for crosses that people want to give as Christmas gifts. They are all so awesome! She's made several different colors and each one is beautiful in it's own way! She's also been busy making things in her house. A new table top for her dining room table (and I don't mean a simple table cloth either). This is a whole wood piece!! A new headboard for her new bed (again...wood is involved). I'll post some pics when I get them. She stays very busy! I just wish I had her energy to complete the tasks that she does. She's amazing and a real inspiration to me! I got to spend the afternoon/evening today with her and my youngest sister Kamron. We had a fun day! I think she wonders why she says "I'll go with you". I drag her all over the town! I got a lot accomplished and marked off of my list of "to do's". Christmas shopping done! Let's just get through Thanksgiving first!
Today Marybeth Whalen, the author of an ebook that I downloaded, posted an email that I had sent to her. It's called A Recipe for Christmas Joy. You can click on her name and go to her blog and read the email or you can click on the title and order the ebook for yourself! It's an amazing book to get you geared up for the Christmas season. I highly recommend it! It REMINDS us what the real meaning of Christmas is all about...JESUS! We need to make Him the "centerpiece" of this time of year. One of the questions in the ebook is, If Jesus were to walk into your house at Christmastime, would He know that the celebration was all about Him? We all need reminders once in a while don't we? It also has some really cool recipes too! I LOVE NEW RECIPES so this was just a bonus to me!
Also, don't forget to check out my friend Connie's blog to order candles. We spent Saturday morning making more to try and stay ahead of it all! I'm sure as Christmas gets closer...some of the spicy scents will sell out fast! So get your order in and get your house smelling yummy for the season!
I'll try and post sooner! But if I fail...I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take time to really stop and think about what you have to be thankful for!