My cute little niece Olivia and me. She used to be so shy around us but that day she couldn't get enough of me and I loved it!! I'm obviously her favorite aunt, but that's our secret.
Alexa says she loves pie. I think she loves pie because Gramma puts so much cool whip on it. :)
Thursday night about 10:00 I decide that I was going to get up and go shopping in the morning and somehow it went from 6am to 3am. And I have no idea why. So there I was standing at the first store shortly after 3:00 in the morning. It wasn't that many years ago that 3am was when I went to bed and now I am getting up to go shopping, crazy. Every year I usually go shopping on Black Friday but it is always at night when it's dead so this was my first time experiencing the insane crowds. And it was insane. I can not believe how many people were out there! And husbands too, lots of them. There was also several small little kids, kind of sad. I don't think there is a deal on earth that would make me wake my kids up that early! Anyway, I actually did get a few really great deals and several people crossed off our Christmas list. Next year I am making my mom come with me...it gets really boring standing in line for an hour and a half, although I made lots of new friends! :) Some guy in line waiting for Kohl's to open about 3:45 asked me if I was there for some really good electronic deals and I told him I didn't even know what was on sale and he thought I was nuts. He was like "Then why are you here?" and I was like "Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe the thought of shopping without a couple kids wrapped around my legs sounded nice."
We officially have all our Christmas stuff out. I LOVE decorating our house for Christmas. We don't have a lot of stuff but I'm sure we will accumulate as the years go on. We were going to get our tree on Saturday but after we put out everything else and within 10 minutes the kids had it all everywhere I completely changed my mind. I was the one begging Matt to go get it 2 weeks ago and now I am the one saying, maybe we should wait. So we are waiting until next weekend, and then I'll just have to deal with trying to convince the kids not to pull the tree over for only a few weeks. Actually I think they will be okay, Alexa for sure but Braden you just never know. I can't wait to see every ones decorations, make sure to take pictures! :)
Last week my 17 year old sister lost a classmate and friend in a car accident. If you could, a prayer for all her friends and family would be greatly appreciated with the funeral being tomorrow. I can't stop thinking about her parents and what they are going through. Losing a child is the one thing I will never understand while here on earth, no mother or father should have to go through that.
If you are on Twitter this is old news but I don't want to end on a sad note so I have to tell you what Alexa said this weekend. She woke up on Saturday morning and it had snowed and she goes, "Oh maaaan, Jake frosted all over our grass!!" I am still laughing over it!