Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Shopping

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family and had lots of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and also much laughter. It seems to have become a tradition with my side of the family to watch the Home Alone Christmas movies each year to officially begin Christmas! What a great time we had. No matter how many times we watch this movie we always laugh just as hard as we did the first time, which is till we cry!

Then the next morning my sister, mom, daughter, nephew and I were among the crazy early bird shoppers! Yes, I was at JC Penny at 4 a.m.!
As usual, around 10 a.m. I begin to wonder why in the world I have lost my mind as I'm standing among the other shoppers......mad crazy women. Silliness begins to set in as we wonder from department to department and store to store. We had such a great time and we really did get a lot of shopping under way!!

Later in the evening, after my little nap, we also trimmed the tree and decorated the house. Wow, all this in one day! Needless to say, I was draggin by the time we finished. Hurray.........Christmas is here!


Sandi said...

Sounds like you all had a great time.
I must get the christmas tree out and decorate it soon. Tomorrow is our first day of summer. Warm sunny days at the moment. Some day I would like to have christmas in a cold climate (with real snow!). It seems strange to decorate with snowmen and reindeers in a sub-tropical climate.

Tammy said...

Wow you are brave to venture out! I have never done the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping too crazy for me. I like how you celebrate Thanksgiving and then begin to prepare your home for Christmas - great idea! I wanted to let you know I have moved my blog home:

Denise C said...

Now, I knew you were a early riser...but 4am???? Girl you are crazy!! hee-hee! I was probably just going to bed at that time! ha!
Glad you got lots of your shopping done...that is always a good feeling!!! Oh, and I also love those crazy Christmas movies too!!! so funny!!!
Looking forward to getting together this week! We've missed everybody!!

Denise C said...

I forgot to mention that your new blog design is so pretty!!

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randi---i have to say said...

You are so brave to be in Penney's at 4! I would be so crabby at that hour that they would probably kick me out! It is great that you got a headstart on your shopping!

Jacquelynne said...

Our family tradition is to watch "ELF" on Thanksgiving to get the Christmas season started.