I know it's after the fact, but I hope everyone had a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving. I woke up early, cooked much of the morning and fiddled around here and there. We ate around 1PM and then Nathan called, which was a wonderful surprise. And then it started snowing! Tiny little flakes dancing around, but it really made the day magical. Kara and I headed off to work at 5PM, which we volunteered for, and we got home a little after 10. It was crazy busy, but fun and everyone seemed in a great Holiday mood.
Kara and I had to be back to work by 5:30AM yesterday, so we decided that we would hit Toys R Us for their Black Friday sale since it's right next door to M's. We got there at 3:45AM and there wasn't much of a line yet, but it quickly filled up. By 4:30AM the parking lot was packed and the line was wrapped around the store down the road. So glad we got there early. We were also in and out quickly and got Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii and a few other things that were on our list and then headed out the door to work.
We worked from 5:30-2PM and I think by 10AM we were both wiped out, but it was a steady stream of busy at work and everyone was in a great mood and we had fun. All the employees brought items to eat and we had a huge spread of anything you could imagine. In fact there is even enough food for today, which is nice. It's not often we can graze at work all day. :)
It was snowing heavily by the time we walked out the door and we were still hyped up from the shopping spirit so we made our way over to Walmart (I was seeking an Ice Blue DS bundle for myself). The DS was gone, however we decided to pick up some gifts that are really going to make the true meaning of Christmas present in our household come Christmas Eve when we have extended family with us. It's enough to make me cry right now. Even my dh cried because he also knows how much this is going to mean to some people. (I am not going to spill the beans because there might be eyes out there. ;)). My heart is full. That's the only way I can explain it.
I decided to try one more time to locate that DS online last night before bed and I am so glad I did because I found one and it's on it's way to me. :) That's my Christmas gift that is going to be wrapped and placed under the tree. Now I remember what it's like to be a kid.
I know it's boring to read all this withouth any pics, but I have just been busy and haven't had time to do much of anything. The next few days are long days at work and when Wed. comes and I have a day off I am going to create something. At least I hope to.
I hope your weekend is a great one and if you are/were out shopping you got some great deals! Enjoy each and every moment of the Season, I know we will.