Saturday, November 30, 2013

Finally, 'tis the Season (officially)!



I thought Black Friday was for Friday only? I have been informed that it runs all weekend long.  Whew, I hope the crowds don't. ;)  While I didn't venture out yesterday, hubby wants to go out tonight or tomorrow and do a little Christmas shopping.

I can't believe I said that...he's usually the 'wait until Christmas Eve' kind of shopper, and this year he's jumping the hurdles to get out there and spend some money, hahahaha.  Ya' think ya' know a man. ;)

The last year big brother was home.
We'll do a Santa stop too.  My son's excited about seeing Santa, and the older kids have always been good sports about posing with Santa too. :)  The holidays make me miss my grown boys more than I already do. I like them close to their mama.



All of our decorations are up except the tree...we still have to get that...probably sometime this weekend. I wanted artificial this year, but we always get real and hubby loves it (I love many things about a real tree too), so that's what we're going to do.  I'm not putting the train around the tree this year, maybe that'll make maintenance easier (moving the train tracks daily to get the pine needles is tedious). In any case, I hope we get a really fragrant one...the fresh scent of Pine is my favorite thing about having a real tree in the house.


If you celebrate Christmas, are you getting in the spirit? I've been there since October, but now I can officially say it without people groaning.  ;) I love, Love, LOVE this time of year!! Bring on the holiday. :)

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  1. I love this time of the year, too. Always has been this way since I was a small kid. I totally did some Black Friday shopping yesterday and have to go back to Kohl's before the weekend is out, because it was just too crazy and packed at my local one yesterday and need to get a few more Christmas presents there still for sure. I am so with you to bring not he holiday!! :)

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    1. 'grats on the deals. You're a brave woman to even enter Kohl's on Black Friday. :)

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  2. I just popped over from Keith's Optimistic Existentialist blog.
    Love your blog.
    Rick, your latest follower.

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  3. I am starting to get ready this weekend, we are putting up an artificial tree ... I will do my shopping the week before ...

    I hope you continue to enjoy the holidays Rosey:)

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    1. I hope you enjoy yours too, Launna. :) The kids make is way easy, don't they? :)

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  4. I was thinking I could take Isaak with me to drop Mica off for a birthday party, and then go to Gymboree, or Crazy 8 to get him some jeans. He has a lot from Mica, but they have holes in the knees.

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    1. I accidentally got pants with holes built in to the knees (ordered online), trendy or not, you know how that turned out, and my son is in need of more jeans now too. ;)

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  5. Everything is done at my sea, just need to wrap and that will be that. I suppose I have some spirit

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    1. It's an exciting time of year no matter how old we are, just a lot of fun stuff going on all at once. :)

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  6. LOL, it's been the season in my house for a few weeks now :)

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    1. I remember! I was listening to Christmas music way early on and blamed you and Keith (a happy blame). :)

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  7. Black Friday...to love it or hate it. I didn't know what Black Friday was until I went to work for Walmart. I'm glad I don't have to do that anymore and there are many deals to be had but I think I still hate it. My husband swung in and grabbed a deal he had set his mind on before showing up at my mom's for Thanksgiving but I didn't participate in it. I haven't even started my Christmas decorations yet but I've been pondering over it...Sorta' get ready to get ready...I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Black Friday is too busy for me. I've been to Walmart on B.Friday and seen kids in grocery carts eating their dinner, people sleeping in chairs while they waited in line, etc. Crazy! lol

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  8. I've got to go out next week and get toys for our annual yacht club toy drive, but that's about the extend of shopping for us. We quit doing gifts long ago. Takes all the pressure off us and our family.

    I do love Christmas though. I decorate and the like, and love the Christmas music. It's a magical time of year.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Hurrah for toy drives!! And I agree the music is awesome and the time of year really does feel magical. :)

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  9. I love this season too! Merry Christmas Season! sandie

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  10. I can not go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving. I like to shop on Friday because it is better for me. I got some good deals and I had fun going with my sister on Black Friday! I like you love this time of the year! I like the tree with the lights and all the fun movies and getting to spend time with the family.

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  11. I am definitely in the Christmas spirit already! I have done most of my shopping. We put up the tree yesterday and played some holiday music!

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  12. It's fun when the men share a new perk to them right?

    I see all the sales and realize one day I'd love to be able to take part. Maybe it will happen. For now we give thanks.

    I don't remember seeing a Santa here. Must be something to do with LA. I heard once that one was at the zoo, but that was it.

    Love the Santa photo.

    I hope you get a great tree.

    We have never had a real tree. I think for now I don't mind the fake tree, and especially with kitties, I'm not sure how it's all going to work out.

    And yes I think I'm kinda excited for this season. There's much to be excited about, but I always get really sad on holidays, so that's why the 'kinda'
    But the kids and I can't wait to hear all the beautiful music! :)

    Have fun!

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  13. Oh yay, the season is here! I celebrate Christmas, for dang sure. But I am a staunch "don't attempt anything Christmas in the decor area until AFTER Thanksgiving" person, thank you. hahahahaha I am so glad to hear you want to do the "Waterfall" - Yay, again!!! (hug)

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  14. Totally in the spirit. =) Our Christmas tree is up, and the kids make a few little things and taped them on the walls *grumble, grumble* but other than that, I haven't done much decorating. I should. But then, I should also do the laundry. Decisions, decisions. ;)

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  15. I have been listening to some Christmas music ( Lady Antebellum included! ) and we are going to see some Christmas Lights tonight! =)

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Yeah thanks for not bringing it on in October. LOL! We've never had a real tree . If we ever stay home for Christmas I'd like to get a real one. But otherwise I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving it to die of thirst. So what's gotten into your hubs - first the mention of a REAL cellphone and now shopping early? ;-)

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  17. i will decorate this week...
    i want 2 trees though, so not sure about that yet... lol

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  18. I've got some Christmas spirit, but I still need to drag the tree out, and get it up. Then it will feel like Christmas.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  19. Love the santa photo :) My cousins and I took photos together from the time we were little. They still take them as adults with their kids. It's pretty cute and a great way to get in the spirit! If you went shopping this weekend I hope that the crowds weren't too bad!

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  20. Christmas is definitely near now Rosey! Imagine tomorrow is Decemeber 1. I listened to some carols today. I am getting in the mood for Christmas. I will definitely decorate. Decorations lift my spirit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and all the best with the shopping.

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  21. We used to get the tree up early, but now it's usually a little later.
    Have to get those deals when you can!

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  22. Hi Rosey, I have been working all weekend on getting out my decorations and setting up the tree somewhat and it looks like a bomb went off in my house. I will be working more on that tomorrow. I still have shopping and wrapping too. It all gets done even though it's a lot of work. I love this time of year too. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the Santa pic! This is the best time of the year, especially with kids. Hope you guys got / get some good deals when you venture out. I went out on Thursday evening. I am not crazy enough to line up, but I do love the crowds and the chaos. I can't help it! Plus, I go with my mom, so it is a fun tradition. Happy Holidays!! :)

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  24. Hi Rosey .. black Friday is dreadful - but if your hubby wants to shop early well follow along - and that's wonderful you'll be visiting Santa and enjoy these early days! I love the scent of real pine trees ... enjoy all the preparations as they come together .. cheers Hilary

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  25. I love the smell of pines too. : )

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  26. The boys are definitely in the spirit! Grant actually took them out on Black Friday at like 5 am to go shopping. "Just for the experience." We set up our tree yesterday complete with new train (half price at Toy R Us!) So yeah, we are feeling it! Now, I really need to start my shopping!) Yikes!

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  27. We did our tree tonight and it was the first year the little 2 were right into it they had a ball, Madeleine danced the entire time :)

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  28. I actually wrapped some Christmas presents yesterday! That's the first I think I've ever wrapped a gift when it was still technically the month of Nov! Our tree has been up for a week and we still need to do our outside lights.

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  29. ha. yes, in the spirit....we saw santa on friday at the speedway...was very cool...i am def ready for christmas...nice pic of the kids with santa...smiles.

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  30. I really am starting to get in the spirit now that Thanksgiving is over. I haven't started my shopping yet because I always wait til the last minute! Friday night I did start decorating the house :)

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  31. Finally getting in the Christmas spirit. We got up the tree and there are presents underneath...no ornaments yet but one step at a time. My husband is waiting for the weather to get a little nicer so that he can get the lights on the house. We have so many but it usually gets to the point where he is tired and freezing and those are the lights that go up for the year :)

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  32. I love Christmas, it is my favorite time of year. I love the lights, the music, the smells, the trees, and the gift giving.

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  33. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I am officially in the holiday spirit! The car was filled with lovely Christmas Carols (sung by me, so I'm sure my family would insert a word other than *lovely* there lol). Shopping is about wrapped up, so next stop- cookie baking!

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  34. My Daughter couldn't wait for Thanksgiving to be over so she could start decorating. Now she can just go to town decorating.

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  35. I agree with you about the real tree...the smell is so worth the mess.. the downside is when I manage to get the only tree on the lot with NO scent... it's happened before!

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  36. Usually I'm in the spirit but I can't seem to find my holiday cheer this year. I still have so much left to buy and do. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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