Nov 30, 2009

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Craziness!

We had a whale of a weekend this past week. We had our services on Tuesday night here at FBCoM. So, we had from Tuesday night- Saturday night to do, basically whatever we could imagine! Trust me, we imagined some pretty incredible things.

I went to work for a couple of hours on Wed morning early. Then we decided to go play with Shawn and Aimee. We ate at McAllisters... I love the Muffuletta!
We then went to several shops before stopping at Dunkin Donuts... America really does run on dunkin! Then we had to leave Shawn and Aimee so they could go pick up Aimee's parents for the weekend. We met up with them again later that night at the Open Door Baptist Church, Pastor Matt Jarrell
for their midweek service. We finished the evening with the 2nd annual Fiesta nacho night on Thanksgiving Eve. We started this last year with Tasha and her kids. We sure missed them and wished they could have been with us.

The next morning we relaxed, had a nice fire, good breakfast before heading over to Shawn and Aimee's once again to get the wonderful Cheesecake that she made for us, just to find that her mom had brought along all kinds of delectable Philippino food in her luggage. She made Lumpia and Pansit - Thanksgiving traditions... At least I think the pilgrims brought that with them back in 1621.

Then we headed over to my parents house in Rockwall. My sister and her family (husband and two girls) were already there. We delighted in a plethora of festive treats including my dads famous Stuffed Mushrooms, cheeseballs and meat with crackers, veggies, those weird, yet delicious egg things among many other items. Next we feasted on the multitude of Thanksgiving foods. There was no lacking and nothing missing. We ate and ate until we couldn't eat anymore... then we ate just a little more.

A quick wagon ride for the girls/ walk for my dad and I was just what was needed to get ready for the desert session. I had ate last one piece of every desert that was available along with a cup of Danish Uncle coffee. Perfect ending.

My next post will have pictures that my sister took that night...

My wonderful wife decided that she wanted to go shopping on Black Friday. What a treat! If we were going to go shopping, we were going to "Go Big or Go Home" (If I only would have known)
We went to the Allen Premium Outlets at midnight! We got there at about 11:45 and didn't find a spot to park until 12:15ish - and the place I found was in the grassy hill next to the dumpster. We were there for a couple hours until we finally retreated to the Waffle House nearby for a little pick me up at about 3:30ish if my memory serves me right (it was a long night). We returned to Mesquite and fell asleep for a little while until Steph got up to get a quick door buster somewhere and then back to bed. I got up about 8:00 to get some presents for Stephanie from the Galleria! Got some great deals
Around lunch time we both got back home and started digging out Christmas stuff. We decided to run to Home Depot to get a Christmas Tree.
It is about 7.5 feet and was only about $25! We brought it home and started decorating. The rest of the day was spent in decorating the tree, house and putting lights up outside. What a treat! I do however love listening to Christmas Music and since it was after Thanksgiving we were now able to do so.

We got busy the next morning getting stuff done since we had a long day ahead of us. We went back to the galleria mall in Dallas so I could get my free shave from The Art of Shaving

(Christmas present last year from my mom, thanks again mom, it was awesome!) It took the guy about 45 min and I had the best shave of my life. After that, we went to Erin/Jeramy's house to watch the Utah/School Down South (BYU - I really hate putting those three letters together in my blog, but most of you won't know what I'm talking about otherwise).
We unfortunately watched the UofU lose, but we did learn one thing, Kyle Whittingham needs to get fired!

The next day we went to Church, then to lunch at the Flying Fish and then I left Steph with my parents so I could run up to a store to get their Sunday "Black Friday" sale. It was the most awesome gift! It cost me only $19.99 when the original price was over $80! I then spent the rest of the night wrapping presents for Stephanie so should wouldn't find them and discover my hopefully great ideas! Then I finished the night (after evening services) with some leftover thanksgiving sandwiches... the most wonderful food of the year! And, now, here I am again, typing my blog on a monday morning, thinking about getting to this big stack of paperwork I have in front of me, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Happy Monday!