Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Winter and a little BF Adventure time...

Ok.....Let me first apologize!   NO....  it's not snowing around here!  I have seen so many beautiful pictures from all of my dear blogging friends, who live up North.  You all have posted some beautiful photos of glistening white snow and it has sure made me wish for some to fall around here.

The above picture of Trista and I, was taken about 6 years ago (maybe longer) and I do believe it was the last decent snow that we have had here in East Texas.  I love to play in the stuff!!  Funny thing is........very few people in our area have the proper clothing for playing outdoors in Snowy weather.   Hoping that we get at least some snow this year.

And now......for my Black Friday Adventure!

The girls and I woke up around 4:00 A.M. and we were dressed and ready to walk out the door at exactly....4:30 A.M.      We all had matching T-shirts........UNTIL, I decided to do a tiny bit of needed alterations to mine.  You see, T-shirts that fit close to the neck......make me feel very claustrophobic!  I feel like I'm choking with a shirt on like this.  How could I possibly have a super productive shopping day, if I was bound at the neck?   

Cute........aren't they? you can guess, I MESSED my shirt up....big time!   

Hey, I can't sew a lick, and I don't even try to pretend that I can.    What seemed to be a simple task, turned out to be a major disaster for my team shirt.

Trista....(who cannot sew either) came up with this super great idea.
Why not cut the neck out!!!!!  After all, a lot of friends do this and their T-shirts look great!


With scissors in hand......I cut the neck on my shirt.  A person needs to realize that when making's all in the layout of the material that you are cutting.

Needless to say.......My shirt, is now in the pile to be cut up for OLD RAGS!

Our very first stop was.........Academy!    The doors were opening at 5:00 A.M. and YES, we were right there in the middle of that  (MILE LONG) trail that went around and around and around the building.    It didn't take very long to get inside, but I was already calculating in my head, how long it might take us to get through the stinking check-out lanes.

The picture above was taken about 5:30 that morning.   My feet were already HURTING, and the girls were still shopping.  I found myself a BIG seat on an exercise bicycle and I propped my feet up!!!!   Shoot naw....I didn't exercise not one bit on that thing!!

Next stop......The Mall!   As always, we had to get our snow globe from J.C. Penny's.
I must have at least a dozen of the things and they all look alike!!  

A little shoe shopping for the this point, Trista needed to rest her little piggies for a moment or two.   

then it was on to our Traditional breakfast at Chick Fil A.     Oh yes.....these small little chicken bites are soooooo goood and sooooo fattening!!   When you're hungry and when your tummy is making sounds that could make one think an earthquake just happened....
the best thing to do is EAT!!

Time for Shanda to take a break.  She needed a little bit of 
Face book therapy!!

By the way.....the shop that we were in for this picture, is a Resale shop and boy did we find some great deals!!!   (It never hurts to do a little shopping for yourself)

I have no idea what time this was......but, Shan found her a comfy place to rest.....right there on the TARGET buggy!   Target was a big stop for us.....after Shanda caught her second wind, we loaded that buggy up with all sorts of things.   Great sales?  Oh yes!!

Who needs a little time for SHOE shopping........WE DO!!!!!

More tomorrow!!!!!



Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm tired just reading about all this shopping. :)

Gail Dixon said...

You are a brave bunch. Crowds are not my thing, but looks like y'all had a successful day. I don't like t-shirts that fit too tight around my neck, either. Sorry you ruined your shirt!

Ginny said...

Thank you so much for taking me along with you! I especially enjoyed the rest stops because I would never be able to keep up with you. But my favorite is just the plain shopping! I hate anything around my neck, too. That is why i have no turtlenecks. I just love Target and we have one right here in town. Can't wait for the rest, and I don't even have to get up early to go with you! Please tell me that you came home and took a NAP!

Gert said...

Can I say "gutsy"? lol Sounded like a fun time with your girls! Good for all of you!


Cheryl @ TFD said...

Looks like you girls had a lot of fun and the sore feet were worth it, I'll wager! Those are cute shirts, sorry you didn't get to wear yours. I had to laugh about the Facebook therapy...that sounds so much like my daughter. :) Take care!

Weekend-Windup said...

T-shirts looks great. WOW!! superb shopping. We are yet for a hunt...

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