November 26, 2012

My World Lately

Hi friends!!! It's been awhile since I visited blogland!  It was nice to just relax, spend time with family and enjoy my time off.

Here's a little recap of my holiday break:

Wednesday night I took the kids to visit Jenny Jenny to get their hair cuts.  Colton opted for his "mohawk" again, and Ash actually requested to get some length taken off.  Jenny Jenny took off about 5 inches!!! Her hair looks so much healthier, and best of all, she loves it.

On Thursday the entire family got together to celebrate Thanksgiving.  To say I overate is an understatement.  The food was plentiful and the wine was flowing.  I had a great time visiting with my family and friends.

The girls excitedly made their Christmas Wish Lists.  I just was hoping that Ashley's list would not include her normal requests such as iPhone, iPad, etc., but of course it did.  That girl just sets herself up for disappointment! 

This year Black Friday shopping started a little earlier.  We hit the streets around 10:00pm.  The stores seemed to do a better job of being organized this year.  We also allowed my niece and Ashley to accompany us.  They have heard stories of our Black Friday nightmares - but this year - it was pretty tame.  They enjoyed going and enjoyed breakfast after even more!

The rest of the weekend flew by.  The house is now officially "Christmas-tized" and I love it.  I love the lights and sparkle.  The kids go a little over-board on the decorations, but I'm not complaining.

I went to a few movies this weekend and if you only see one movie this year, make it Silver Linings Playbook.  This movie was awesome.  Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro were amazing! Even Chris Tucker's performance is worthly of mention.  This cast and all their quirks really made connections, and although some parts were too crazy and real, it was a great movie.  It's by far Bradley Cooper's best performance.

We spent a few hours working on Colton's book report.  We read several different books before finding one that we felt fit the assignment.  It's been YEARS since this mom has had to identify the "climax" and the "conclusion" of the story, and hopefully I didn't steer him wrong.  He worked so hard on his penmanship and I hope it shows through to his teacher. 

After our all day shopping excursion it was nice to get some downtime in on Sunday and even Boo snuck in a few naps!

How was your holiday?  Did you venture out on Black Friday?  What are you "hot ticket" items this year for presents? 



Nicole said...

It cracks me up that Mohawks are coming back around :) Mark says they never went out of style but I don't remember seeing many in the early 2000's.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Downtime with the Christmas tree lights in the background is the best :-)

Faith said...

Everyone is talking about that movie! I really, really want to see it now!!

What a cool son you have with his Mohawk! :)

Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving! I did Black Friday as well. Not for anything really just to enjoy the madness. I agree that it was a lot more tamed this year,