Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So Thankful!!!

Well, it has been a while. The last few weeks were crazy, but also very fun. I had Parent Teacher Conferences right before Thanksgiving. They are always so tiring. They went well, but I had a bad headache through the whole thing. Oh well. We spent Thanksgiving with my mom and Rick. We had a good time. It was just different not going to DH family's house for Thanksgiving. They are actually closing on their new home today. HOORAY!!! So we will be spending Christmas there.
The next morning was Black Friday. If any of you know my family, we LOVE the rush of it all. My sister and her husband left at 1 am to go to BestBuy. I got up at 4 AM and went to Shopko. We had to seperate ourselves.
First, BestBuy. People camp out from Wednesday night. At 4 AM people from Best Buy come out and hand tickets. These people that have been there for 2 days get as many tickets as they want. They then go down the line and sell the tickets for $100.00 each. People will buy them because they are out by the time they come down the line. I think this is absolutely wrong. I don't think it is fair that they can go and make money and get as many tickets as they want. Luckily, the guy that came by was worried about the cops and gave my sister and her husband what they needed for $17.00. It was freezing and they are still trying to defrost
My experience was a little different. I went at 4:15 and waited 45 mins. for the doors to open. It wasn't near as cold where I was. A lady next to me told me it was her first time doing this. She asked me to be here body guard. So when the doors opened, I grabbed her hand and we ran down the aisle. Doesn't that sound like so much fun?? The adrenaline just gets your heart pumping. I got what I was there for. I then went to Circuit City. My sis was suppose to hit this store after Best Buy but she was still in line there. It opened at 5 AM and there was still a line at 6 AM. Now, those 15 mins. waiting in line were SO much colder than my 45 mins. at Shopko. It was amazing what 10 miles could do with weather. I did get in and out by the time my sis got done with Best Buy.
Anyway, it was a great day and we got all of our Christmas shopping done for $80.00.
Yesterday, I had another OB appointment yesterday. All is well. I asked if we could have the ultrasound before Christmas. He said sure and we set the date for December 21st. We will not find out that day, but will find out on Christmas morning.
This is our plan. We will take a teddy bear in a box with a pink ribbon and a blue ribbon. We will not look at the ultrasound and will ask the tech to tie the appropriate ribbon around the neck. We will then wrap up the box and open it Christmas morning together. How exciting. Alright, if you've made it this long, congratulations. It has been a good week.


Alan and Paula said...

Thanksgiving shopping sounded AWFUL to me, Buuuuut, me and Dallas got up at 4:00 am to go to Walmart in Ephraim. We had fun watching the people stand in line. We walked in at the end after waiting in our warm car. We got some videos and Dallas got a darling present for Emery. We were home within 2 hours. Just right. Love you guys! xoxo

jennie said...

Ugh. I can't believe the madness of Black Friday. I would never want to wait outside in line in the cold. I did go shopping though. I went to WalMart at 5:30 (it opened at 5) and it really wasn't bad at all. I still got what I wanted and breezed through the self checkout without waiting at all. Maybe it's just worse up in there because St. George is a bit smaller. But it is fun to get up and catch some sweet deals! It got me all in the Cmas spirit! $80!!! That's fantastic!

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

Never been to Black Friday, just heard about it. My sis got a DVD player, small one for your lap for $35 once and a huge flat screen TV regularly 800 for 400. But me? I am already 2 1/2 hours away from the nearest WalMart, so this doesn't sound like so much fun.
I thought of you, C on the 1st, my bday. I was up there singing in a choir~ We sang with an amazing bass who sang the solo part of the Innkeeper from Forgotten Carols. I wished I had told you to come. I knew you would have loved it. . .
love you, thanks for those great memories~ love you

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