I can't believe it's been since Wednesday that I've posted! What a treat it was to come back home and read all the comments on Sunday! Thank you so much for stopping by for the dining room Christmas pictures and for the kind comments! I hope to catch up on blog reading late at night these next few evenings. I will be getting ready for our party here on Friday night, so it will be a very busy week for me. I am looking forward to it so much, though!
Just for a quick post today, I wanted to leave you with a picture that is a result of our Black Friday shopping. My mom, sister-in-law, and niece-in-law (if that is a correct word) and myself were out at Walmart at 4:30 a.m. on Friday. Although Black Friday shopping is a tradition for us, I have to say this was the first time to be at a Walmart, and I don't know that I ever want to be THERE again at that time! It was wild! When 5:00 a.m. rolled around, and they announced on the loud speaker to "go", I never saw such madness! People were throwing things over their shoulder into their carts and passing things over the head to the crowd behind them. I just stepped out of the way and watched. However, my sister-in-law, Missy, did manage to be one of the lucky ones to get a Wii. I just stood back and "watched our basket" from the things we had put in there before 5:00 a.m. All in all, it was fun though! The rest of the places weren't as bad. Later for lunch, we met with several other relatives, including my 90 year old Grandma, for lunch at Mama Blues.
So here's the result from four women shopping for 15 hours on Black Friday! Believe me, I didn't have one bit of trouble sleeping on Friday night! Oh, and you should have seen us trying to get all the stuff home (my mom's and mine) in one car because Jason and Colt had come home earlier because both had to work. Joy and I were packed in the back seat with LOTS of stuff! But would I do it again, yep, but I think I'd would think very strongly about starting at Walmart! :)
And one last thing....we had our Thanksgiving dinner at the church fellowship hall of the church attended by lots of our family members just because it's a HUGE family and there's more room there! These two pictures following are of my Grandma and Joy (her great Grandma). Joy walked up and was hugging her and I remarked that she was almost as tall as Grandma and they posed for these pictures laughing about it.
Joy is 9 and Grandma is 90! They are both blessings!
Next Christmas pictures I will be sharing is the foyer, staircase, and upstairs tree. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! :)