"You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live. The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?"

~President Gordon B. Hinckley

Thursday, January 15, 2009

day after Thanksgiving

has become one of my most favorite days of the year! I will admit that it is NOT for the faint of heart...or the weak kneed...or even those that don't like to be in crowds...but it is QUITE the event.
My dear friend, Lindsey and I, have made a tradition of Black Friday. (we can call it a tradition now that we've actually done it two years in a row) We go through the ads, we make our lists, and then we leave the house at 5am!!
Typically, our adventure begins with Walmart and then we continue on to Toys R Us and by the end of the day, we've typically gone to 8-10 different stores! It may seem krazy, but Lindsey and I have a secret...I know you are DYING to know...we have FUN!
We don't care if what we want is sold, we don't worry if three people have cut in front of us in line, we don't mind when the lines take a bit longer than usual. And MORE important is what we DO...
we DO stop for bagels at Einsteins for a pick me up about 8am, we DO go to a TASTY lunch and gab for an hour(this year was PFChang's), and we ABSOLUTELY end the day by treating our toes to a much needed pedicure!
It's wonderful!
So, this year we were out from 5am to 5pm, and we came home with a car full of presents...we were BOTH glad I brought the van this year...last year's pushing and squeezing bags into the back seat was a bit ridiculous!!
Of course, there is NO time for pictures, so the only thing we have to show for our wonderful day is our loot...