Shug...My Steps of Faith

Shug...My Steps of Faith

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Doesn't get any better than this....

Black Friday ........

Well....Black Friday wasn't the same this year...   Since the merchants decided to open late on Thanksgiving day, it changed a lot of the excitement of getting up early and mixing with the crowd.   Not to worry....we made it exciting anyways!

This year, we had another member of the family decide that HE wanted to be a part of Black Friday shopping.  It was none other than TYLER.  This was his first rodeo with us and let me tell you, he had a GREAT TIME!



He was in charge of our shopping carts!!  As you can see, he was doing an awesome job of keeping anyone from taking our buggy...

Our morning began around 4:45.... We got up at this time in order to get dressed and to be at the mall by 5:30.   Woo Hoo...we made it!!

Our number one stop is always J.C. Penny's.  It's not to buy anything, but we stop there in order to get the snow globe that they give everyone when they walk in the door.  Guess what?  This year they didn't have them....instead, they were giving out buttons!
We were disappointed!

As we made our way out into the mall, we were approached by 2 different news stations, and they wanted us to do an interview for their Black Friday News event.  Of course, we gladly said YES!!  EXCITEMENT BABY!!

My niece designed t-shirts for about 20 of us...just for Black Friday.
I think the news stations really loved our shirts...

Our shirts read.....

WE'RE READY!! ARE YOU!
TO CART
LET'S DO THIS THANG!
BLACK FRIDAY

Ended up, that Shanda and Tyler competed in a Black Friday trivia game against each other.  Shanda WON!   This event made our day....we laughed and laughed and are still laughing.   One of the questions was "Who Started Black Friday."  There were four different answers to choose from with one of the answers being Frank Sinatra.  Our precious (16) year old grandson (who had no idea who Frank Sinatra was) ANSWERED......."Oh, I've got to go with my man....Frank KINATRA)   Even the news lady got tickled!!

Believe me....he hasn't lived it down!  I can't tell you how many different people (who saw the News that day) called, giving him a hard time and wanting to talk to Mr. Frank KINatra!

The news stations didn't stop there....They followed us for what seems to have been all morning....filming us as we shopped!!  Ummmm...not sure I liked the way I looked of TV.

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Our next stop was the one eating place that we go to every single year for breakfast....




                          Chick-fil-a

got to have those mini chicken bites!   These things are sooooo goood!



Trista....loving her hash brown...


Tyler....putting a face on his hash brown!


Next.....Shanda's feet were hurting, so it was off to Dillard's to buy some shoes.....



Adorable!!  


A little Blurry...

I think she likes em'


And now....on to the toy store......


Found me a nice helmet for my buggy!!  Looks pretty good on me don't you think?

Let me tell you.....

We shopped all day and half of the night!!  After meeting the family for dinner, the shopping crew headed back to the mall......

Made it home around 10:30 that night and I was soooo tired!

I can honestly say that it doesn't get any better than this....having a fabulous day with your kids....laughing and making memories....

I love it!!!

shug ~


6 comments:

Melinda said...

Way to go! You ladies AND Tyler are braver than I!
I gather that Tyler knows sho Frank is by now????

M :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Shug!! You guys make ANYTHING look fun!! I would rather be beaten than to shop, but I think I would enjoy it with y'all!! LOVE that photo with the Santa hats!!! LOVE it! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas season... It's off to a great start! blessings ~ tanna

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You have such a fun family, Shug! My, I enjoyed this post. Wish I could've seen y'all on Tee Vee. Hee! Bet that was a blast. I'm sure Tyler will be hearing about the Frank Kinatra faux pas for a long time. LOL

Ginny said...

I have never in my life heard of Black Friday being so much fun! Usually people do nothing but complain about it! You can make a party out of anything, Shug!!! I love going out on Black Friday because of the holiday hustle and bustle...the same reason most people don't like it. We went out to a store on Black Friday, but very late in the day when all the crowds were gone. The store we went to was the new Trader Joe's that has just opened. And NO ONE was grocery shopping on Black Friday!! We came home loaded with enough treats to put us in a sugar coma for a year.

Chatty Crone said...

I love your family - will you adopt me? That looked like sooooooooo much fun. Hope you got a lot of neat things. sandie

Joanna Jenkins said...

Early morning shopping is not my favorite thing but if it included a trip to Chick-fil-A I would so be there! I wish we had them here.
xo jj

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