Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Black Friday.

The day after Thanksgiving is a day I look forward to all year long. I don't start any of my Christmas shopping until that day because it just feels like that day kicks off the Christmas season.

Every year our family has Thanksgiving at our cabin in Wenatchee so that's where we shop. We are about 30 minutes east of Wenatchee though, so that means getting up even earlier. On Thanksgiving, after all of my dishes were cooked, I sat down and looked through all the ads and made a list of all the stores I wanted to go to, along with the time they open in order. Lacey was over at our house and she saw that JCPenney was giving away a free Disney snow globe and she talked about it all night so I was going to make sure we got our snow globes! They opened at 4:00 am so I was up at 3:00 trying to wake everyone up..that was fun :) Lacey took her own car and I had my brother and his friend and then my cousins friend. 3 boys with me, that thought they were all excited to go, until we got to the stores! They mostly slept in the truck all morning and were bored out of their minds. Funny thing is, they all begged to come with me and I explained to them that I'm not just going to run them home if they get bored, and that I shop for several hours :) One of the kids Brandon said something like, I don't know why I thought I would like this? haha.

My Aunt Cheryl and my sister Chelsea and cousins all came around 5:00 and then my sister Ashley and her boyfriend Wess came around 6:00. We had fun going from store to store and getting all the good deals. My brother some how talked me into getting him a Nintendo DS so once he got that, he wanted to go home. I am a sucker for sure, but I made it very clear that he won't be getting it until Christmas morning!

By the time it was all said and done, Lacey, Chelsea and I were the only ones left and we didn't get home until 5:00pm. That's right, 12 hours of shopping! I was so tired by the time we got home. I said hello to my Grandma & Grandpa Chouinard that had came over and then I went straight to bed and slept for 14 hours! I don't think I have ever slept that long in my life, but it sure felt nice. Another black Friday in the books and even a snow globe to remember it by :)


Lacey said...

you will be proud my SNOW GLOBE was my first christmas decoration I put up!!! :) I also concider that my trophy for shopping that long we did good. cheers to 8 years of black friday my friend! you do remember that was the first day we met! I wouldn't want to spend a black friday with anyone else!!