Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We had Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's house as usual.  It seems like every year she asks us what we want to have for dinner and it is the same response every year: turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, Shirley's Rolls, cauliflower and cheese sauce, pickles and olives, sweet potato casserole the only new item this year was a Brussels sprout dish that has become a favorite with the boys.  I was in charge of the cauliflower and cheese sauce, and drink, at the last minute I decided to make some desserts.  I made a pumpkin cake roll, and a cheesecake with fresh raspberries for a topping.  I wasn't sure what there was going to be for dessert because Jami was in charge of that and I wanted to make sure that there was something that I would like to eat.  It turned out that the pumpkin cake roll was okay for Jason to eat which was a bonus for him. 

We forgot to take a picture when everyone was there so we were missing a few people. 

After dinner I helped clean up in the kitchen and then I was able to dive into the black Friday ads. I had to plan out my route and where I wanted to go.  Mom was kind enough to keep the boys overnight so I knew that on Friday I would be able to take a nap if needed. 

Mom has spent time on the scrapbook office and it looks amazing, we can actually go in there now and use the room :)  Way to go mom I am proud of you and love how it turned out.

  Of course it wouldn't be complete if I didn't try to get a family picture, Jason just rolls his eyes but he goes along.  The boys are getting better about cooperating for the picture which is nice. 

The surprise this time was while trying to get a picture Noah decided to slap me in the face it stunned me more than it hurt, but still Jason didn't need to laugh so hard about it :)

Once everybody left we finally were able to pull out some games, we played a couple rounds of Ticket to ride with Jason and I and mom and Myron.  We left mom's house at about 11pm, I was hoping to be gone by then and at Old Navy I was hoping to get one of the door prizes, but oh well it wasn't a big deal.  Jason and I got home and I changed my clothes and took out my contacts and got some warm stuff and off I went to do some black Friday shopping.  I hit up Old Navy first and got some great deals on clothes, then waited in line for about an hour.  After that I went to Kohl's, grabbed the couple things I wanted the lines were crazy long, but if you went to the jewelry counter and bought something from the case then you could pay for your stuff there.  So I bought myself a bracelet, it was $14 and totally worth only waiting for about 20 mins instead of 1 to 1 1/2.  it was about 2:30 am by this time and I was really tired, the next store I wanted to go to didn't open until 6am so I headed home to sleep for a couple of hours.  When my alarm went off at 5:30 I almost didn't get up but knowing I could have a nap I went for it.  I headed to Tai Pan, Home Depot, then Target.  I was home by 9:30 and felt pretty good about what I had gotten.  I was a little sad when I got home and Jason was still nice and cozy asleep in bed, but I figure this happens once a year.