Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Part 1 (I know I'm late)

I am WAY behind on posting so I am just now getting to Thanksgiving. Just bear with me please.

This was the second year in a row that we spent Thanksgiving at the beach. It is a new tradition that I plan on keeping for a little while.

The picture above is me with my receipt from CVS on Thanksgiving morning. I spent $32 and got $30 back in Extra Bucks. Same thing at Walgreens too. (It makes me sick to share this but I had looked at the date on my Walgreens bucks back wrong and let them all expire. It was $29 worth of free money to use there and I lost it all. UGH!)

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at K&W Cafeteria (for the 2nd year) and it was so yummy. It's really nice because everyone gets to pick exactly what they want.

A family picture minus my younger brother Jeff. He went on a cruise over Thanksgiving.

My aunt and uncle and cousin Amanda. Their younger son was at home because his best friend came in from Minnesota where he goes to college.

The girls... before changing to clothes to go out for Black Friday shopping.

The first place we hit up was Target. We stood in line for 2 hours before they opened but we were able to get 3 tv's, a hairdryer, a couple of movies, and the Christmas shirt I wanted.

We also went to the Tanger Outlets, the mall, and then back to the outlets.

We were able to make it to the beach just in time for the sunrise. I love these pictures that I was able to capture with my phone. I finally got in bed at 7am.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Girls Dinner Out

Michelle is my high school friend that now lives in Florida and is a professional comedian. So anytime that she comes to town we always try to get the girls together for a dinner out.

This time only 4 of us were able to go since one girl got put on bed rest earlier in the day (she has since had her precious little girl) and another girl couldn't find a sitter for her children.

Still, we had a blast!

It is so much fun to catch up with old friends.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Discount Tree

To me there aren't many things better then a beautiful, real Christmas tree.

Unless its a really cheap fake one.

Chris and I purchased this artificial Christmas tree two years ago for just $20. This was the first year that we put it up. And while I still love real ones, this tree is almost as good. It was a lot bigger then expected and already pre-lit which was great since World World III usually takes place when its time to put the lights on.

One of Santa's special reindeer's.