Friday, November 27, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I love it! Christmas is one of my absolute favorite times of year. I know I have talked about this before, but there really is not a feeling comparable to the ones you feel around the holidays. I think of Christmas trees, lights, hot apple cider, and of course Christmas music and I am instantly in the perfect mood.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. A few of Robert's single buddies came over and had dinner with us. You could tell that it had been a while since they had a home-cooked meal. While I was giving out leftovers, I asked one of the boys how much food he wanted. His reply, "As much as you will give me." Ha! It really warmed my heart to be able to give something so simple as food and just make their day. It definitely made mine!

Today I ventured out into the great unknown, otherwise known as Black Friday. Duh duh dun. Really wasn't all that bad, surprisingly. I went to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley and was there at 4:30am! I was prepared to wait outside in the 35* weather but apparently they had been open all night! You couldn't get the door busters til 5, but it was nice to be able to go ahead and get a head start. I racked up on a microwave, printer, HDMI cable cord, crock pot, rubbermaid storage, picture frames, 4 pairs of pjs for Thompson, and Christmas lights! I was proud! I then headed back to hit the sales at the PX (Military dept. store) and was surprised that it was practically empty! I did get some $.69 Hallmark wrapping paper and a cute sweatshirt. I was home by 7 and hit the bed! I slept til noon! So did Robert and Thompson. We were up late last night-- Robert playing video games with a friend and I...

Putting up our Christmas tree! It is our first ever and I am so proud. I am not quite finished. I need a topper and some pretty ribbon to put on the tree. But so far, it looks good in my opinion.

Thompson loving the tree!

Like the gate? Robert said that I had to get one if I wanted to put the tree up! I don't blame him. It would definitely get really old telling Thompson to leave the tree alone 5 million times a day! :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the tree! I'll call you this week sometime while i'm taking a break from the maddness of moving! love you girl and hope your feeling ok! kiss thompson for me =)