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How I Spent Black Friday

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

While others rose early (or never went to bed) after Thanksgiving, we opted to sleep until we felt rested, made a light brunch and enjoyed a quiet morning. Later, our 3 eldest kids and our nephew joined us, bringing their families with them and helped pack sandwiches, snacks and several thermoses of cocoa and coffee to take on our expedition.

The guys found a couple of bow saws and some limb loppers, I made sure I had some work gloves, and we were off! We headed up into the mountains to look for our Christmas trees. What a wonderful way to spend the day! No lines, no traffic, no competition with angry shoppers--just fresh air and family fun.

We stopped a few times to scout an area and the men conferred while the ladies checked out the trees. The kids and dogs were happy to be able to run around for a bit.

We eventually found the right area and let the kids out of the vehicles. DS1 loves climbing rocks and quickly found some. He must have had 6 kids scrambling up behind him.

We built up a little campfire to warm up to and took turns tending it and watching the little ones and drinking hot chocolate.

We found nice trees for everyone and made some sweet memories~

I have much to be thankful for--

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANEWAY 12/3/2012 5:47PM

    Much better than shopping mania madness! emoticon

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TEALHAWK 12/2/2012 9:58PM

  wonderful! And the closeness of the family is great!

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INDIANOAKS 11/29/2012 10:35AM

    You truly ARE a BLESSED woman!! And I love that you do NOT take that for granted -- EVER!!! You truly treasure your family and that touches me deeply...

THANKS for taking the time to post all the pics! Felt like we were "there" with you!! Exciting times! emoticon

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DIANNEMT 11/28/2012 1:34PM

    What fun!! I was hiking on Black Friday--no one came to attend the hike so it was just me but I had fun! Also got to see several deer and lots of birds!

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JACKIE542 11/28/2012 10:09AM

    A much better way to spend Black Friday. Good for you. emoticon

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LECATES 11/28/2012 6:30AM

    Looks like a great way to spend Black Friday.

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TCANNO 11/28/2012 3:40AM

    emoticon you had a great time

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