It's the most wonderful time of the year!

nap time

The Thanksgiving holiday was all that I expected it to be.  The week's festivities began with a Thanksgiving meal with our church family that Sunday night.  Dillan was also home for the week, so that made it even better!

target shooting
It was a short work week too, but like all holiday weeks, I thought 4:15 would never come that Wednesday!  I stopped at my mom's on the way home to help her with some table arrangements.  After that, I went home and made cheesecake and cookies and set everything out that I would need to cook the next morning.  Since I live just 5 miles from my childhood home where we gather for the Thanksgiving meal each year, I was afforded a little extra sleep that morning, so that was nice.  I was able to enjoy a nice cup of coffee before the cooking had to begin!

Our curiosity got the best of us AGAIN this year and we decided to ride to Walmart that night to enjoy some early shopping deals.  The thrill of the bargain was taken from me when NO ONE wanted the $20.00 paper shredder but me :(

Our Black Friday shopping was a little different this year.  Typically, my mom, my sisters, and I have a ladies day out.  But my mom's having some physical problems that keep her close to home right now.  So.....since we didn't want to plan anything and leave her out, Scott and I decided we'd go. Just the two of us.  And we were on a mission!

We've been in need of a new tv for a long time.  We kept putting if off because we knew with a new flat screen, we'd have to also find something else to put the tv on.  (I'll do a separate post on the antique buffet we found and how we made it work for us).  I hated to have to buy a new piece of furniture, but you know it's time for a tv when you can't see all of the football score during the game!

And speaking of football!  Did y'all see the Auburn/ Alabama game?  Oh my!  And then the excitement of seeing our hometown hero, Nick Marshall experience an SEC Championship win!  I can't tell you how excited we are for him and the Auburn Tigers!  I think Wilcox County blew up Twitter and Facebook that night! 

I've also been busy "decking the halls" for Christmas.  I'll be sharing my Christmas Tour later this week, so be sure to check back for that.  And last Friday, we went to Atlanta to do some Christmas shopping.  I love going to Atlanta to shop because that's where all of my favorite stores are!

Scott taking a break in Anthropologie

It's also finals week this week.  I've got a 20 page paper due by Friday.....and I haven't even started on it!  Lots of other things to get done this week too.  I'll just take it one day at a time and with the Lord's help, it'll all get done somehow. 

I hope all of you are having fun preparing for this Christmas holiday!  I look forward to browsing all of my favorite blogs to see what you are up to :) 



Patty Sumner said...

It seems that the holiday season came so quickly. I wanted to have shopping and decorations done....and here I am behind....again...Our Thanksgiving went well too. I am glad to see your post and hear all is well.. Have a great week...Blessings!

Lynn Langford said...

Good to hear from you, Patty! I know what you mean......I seem to stay behind..lol! Oh well, we'll just have to take it in stride ;)

Blessings to you and your family as well. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!