We went back to Plainview on Tuesday and arrived in time for supper. My wonderful mother had made a delicious stew and my sister and her husband came over to enjoy it with us. Wednesday we stayed in the house and that afternoon my sister came over and we put up my parent's Christmas Tree. Kelly also helped Zoe write her letter to Santa and together, they made a gluten-free pumpkin pie.
Doodle Bears are at the top of the list this year.
Because one cup isn't enough...
Thanksgiving day Zach went over to his parents to help his dad cook, just like he does every year. I stayed and helped Mom cook. We had a small group at her house and the food was delicious.
The kids play outside before lunch.
Later that afternoon we went across town to Zach's parent's house for the rest of the evening. About 9:30 that night Mom, Zach and I headed out to Wal-mart. It was insanity but we knew what we wanted, zoomed through the store and was checked out by 10:30. I got a Leapfrog Tag Reader for Zach's mother to give to Zoe for Christmas. It was a bargain.
Mom had gotten the day after Thanksgiving off from work for the first time in years so we decided to venture out on our first Black Friday shopping endeavor with my sister, a veteran Black Friday shopper. We got up and left town at 6:00 and made it to Amarillo and hit Lowe's at 7:30. I was shocked at how calm everything was. I was expecting chaos and didn't see any sign of it any place we went. We hit all the big places: Home Depot, JC Penneys, Target, etc., but didn't encounter any major lines or crowds. Penney's was crowded, but it felt more like any Saturday. I was able to mark some things off my list and we were back in Plainview by 3:30.
We headed back to LC on Saturday morning, driving in a huge wind storm. At some points visibility didn't extend past the hood of the car. We even hit a wall of tumbleweeds that completely blocked the road and was taller than our car. It was not an enjoyable drive.
There's a road there somewhere...
Now, Christmas. I am not in the spirit yet this year, more stressed than anything. Hopefully that will change in the coming weeks.
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week. Blessings to you!