How's that for a unique title? Wow, this weekend was SUPER busy, but it was so much fun to spend time with family! There's no way to put into words how thankful I am for my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is my everything, and I just love Him so much! He is the reason I live and breathe! And of course, I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband, and my 5 precious children. I feel so blessed and so grateful for every day I get to spend with them!
Thanksgiving weekend rundown:
Thursday, we had Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt and uncle's house with the rest of my family...33 people total!! So much food, as far as the eye could see, basically. I mean really, you've never seen a Thanksgiving dinner like our family has. It's bordering on gluttony. But oh my, it's goood.
Thursday night, my mom and I ventured out at 10:30 to be at Walmart for their midnight Black Friday deals. We stood around the palette of wrapped-up $25 leapfrog leapsters, to be sure to grab two (or at least one) when midnight came, and everyone would dig in. and dig in is putting it terribly lightly. You ever see on a movie where people are fighting over one toy, and things are just flying of the shelf and it looks like a war zone? Yeah, that was it. I was in the middle of it, and got injured, and defended the one leapster I was able to grab with my life. My mom wasn't able to grab any (apparently I get my ninja skills from my dad), but a lady kindly let my mom have one from the stash she had grabbed. So we made off with 2 leapsters...go us!! I got everything on my list, and so did my mom, so we left feeling accomplished and off to bed I went! No getting up at 3am for me this year...thank goodness!!! I'd much rather stay up till 3 than get up at 3! I'm not a morning person! The rush of Black Friday is fun, and I do it because I have 5 kids to buy for and not a whole lot of money to do it with. But if I didn't have to, oh, I probably would go anyway, if nothing but to watch people fight. :) It's like a train wreck...you know, it's totally disturbing, but you just cannot look away!
Friday, my mom and I did a little more shopping and she bought me some new jeans (yay!) and scored a few more deals. Mike and I took Isaac and Jett to the dr. for their check-ups and my mom kept the other kids. That took about 2 1/2 hours. I'm thinking of changing pediatricians. The appts. are always like that...you get there at 3:50 for an appt. at 4, and don't end up getting called back till 4:45 and then have to wait in the room for the dr., yada yada yada... It gets old. They both had to have shots, so afterwards, we took Isaac to look around Toys r us and let him pick out a cheap little toy. He picked a stuffed Sonic the Hedgehog, of course. He's been playing with him since last night, acting out the way Sonic acts in the video games and even imitating what he says. He slept with it, too! It's very cute!
Today, Mike and I went to the matinee showing of the 7th Harry Potter movie (I LOVED it and can't wait for part 2!) and did a little grocery shopping afterwards. My mom came over and watched the kids (again!). We just got finished putting up the Christmas tree and all the decorations, and now we're getting ready to watch Back to the Future 1 and 2. or probably just 1...it's getting late. :) Don't hate me, but I've never seen any of the Back to the Futures. My sister-in-law almost disowned me for it, so I'm basically watching them just for her. ;) We'll go to church tomorrow, and maybe drive the kids around to look at Christmas lights tomorrow evening. It's been a great weekend!
So that's my weekend in a nutshell. or maybe not a nutshell. Whatever the case, I'm thankful for 4-day weekends like this. We should have them more often.