One of my favorite days of the year! WhooooHoooo! The game plan for this year originally started w/ meeting around 3am as usual for our annual shopping on Black Friday. Two of my girlfriends, (ah hem) however, decided to switch it up a bit.. I got a text to meet them out, when I had just sat down at 9pm Thanksgiving evening to look at the ads. I thought I’d meet them for an hour or so, head home for a few hours of sleep, then meet back up early in the morning hours. Um, wrong. Who woulda thought this girl could make it shopping ALL. night. long. Yowza.. We did it though, and had a blast as usual! Maybe not as many steals & deals this year as the previous, but laughter & girl time is always a win.
As tradition, we take down all of the fall decor and get out the Christmas decorations. The kids look forward to this just as much as I do.. We play holiday music, and enjoy each others’ company. I step back and let the girls decorate the tree by themselves… Even my ocd brain let’s it slide when Ashlyn puts three (or more) ornaments on the same branch..
Baby brother had fun “helping” the girls too… I think his favorite ornament was the jingle bells;
I love seeing how much the kids have grown since the last Christmas tree decorating..