Friday, November 27, 2009

The Day After Thanksgiving

Yay! It's here! It's Christmastime!! WOOHOO!!!!! I'm super pumped. I look forward to this time the whole year. WOO!!!

Today is Black Friday. I have actually never gone Black Friday shopping. Shocked? I guess there are multiple reasons: I've never had money for the big money items, I don't like to wake up when it's dark, and it hasn't ever seemed worth it to fight insane people for smaller stuff. I know I need to experience it, but I see all these things on the news where people act like total idiots and even injure others, and it really doesn't make me want to get involved. If someone was mean to me or something I would probably just cry. I'll take my Amazon shopping with free two day shipping over that craziness anyday! (-: Although, if eventually there is a big money item I really want, and I have the big money, I'll probably join in on the fun (or at least send Mark to join in!).

So, if I didn't shop, what did I do today?

Well, it has been tradition in our family, and a tradition we plan to keep, to get our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. So, after Mark and I got done with our part time jobs, we loaded up with a couple of friends and went to the local Christmas tree farm. Our first tree as a family! yay!!!

We searched the farm high and low...

And finally found the perfect little tree for me and Mark!! Brinkley liked it, too!

So, after we found the tree, of course someone needed to cut it down, and since I'm so buff, I got right to it!

Oh bummer, how did this picture get on my camera? Okay, I guess maybe I didn't really cut it down. Tree Farm Boy cut it down for us.


You'll have to wait to see what the tree looks like in our apartment. (-: After we got the tree we went in the little gift shop and got some free apple cider and my sweet friend, Katie, bought us our "Our First Christmas" ornament. It has our names on it and is so cute. Yay!!! Then we drove home and put up the tree! Yay!!!

So, what did you do today? Did you brave the masses? Do you ahve any day after Thanksgiving traditions? Get any awesome deals? (-:



  1. Beautiful tree! I can't wait to see it decorated :) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. i've always wanted a live christmas tree! sadly this year is not the year. oh well, maybe next year :)

  3. How exciting I was just telling the BF how most of the blogs I follow keep talking about getting their trees from actual farms! We just got ours today out of a local hardware stores parking lot!! Which had a tag that specifically said NOT FROM AN ACTUAL FARM =( Bah humbug lol But I do live in LA so I should get over it haha ANYWAY cant wait to see your pics! =D

  4. What a fun tradition!!! I can't wait to see how you decorated!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :) I love going to the Christmas tree farm and decorating the tree!! Your dog is too cute!!

  6. i'm passing the "honest scrap" award on to you! grab it over on my blog :)

  7. Perfect little tree. :-)

    Stopping by from SITS. I hope that little tree warms your hearts this holiday season.

    I love the name of your blog btw!

  8. Ingles!! LOL!! So I guess Mark is the Free Spirit, because we all know who the Nerd is. : - ) JK!! Not!! JW

  9. the local outlet opened up at midnight so jason and i went on a little shopping trip. it was crowded. we only really bought things for ourselves from the jcrew outlet and jason got more than i did!!!


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