Well I have really been slacking off on my blogging recently. Things have gotten quite busy and hectic for the holidays, and I don't have as much free time to come here.
First, I'd like to remind you to visit my other blog, The Things Girls Love for book reviews, recipes, shopping tips, and more. I've just posted a book review of The Shack today.
So I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I thoroughly enjoyed mine. It was full of family, shopping, scrapbooking, and playing with a baby. Scott and I left Richmond about 5:30AM on Thursday morning, in an attempt to beat traffic going to NJ. We managed to do just that, only hitting slight traffic about 30 min before we got there. I spent most of the day watching my nephew, Benjamin, reading, and helping my sister-in-law get ready for dinner. There were 15 people for dinner, and the food was great. My cherry pie seemed to go over well, but Jeanine's apple pie was my favorite.
Jeanine was a trooper, and went out shopping with me at 5AM on Black Friday. I think she did more shopping than me! We found some great deals and had a good time. Meanwhile, Scott was doing his very first babysitting job - he stayed at the house to sleep, and was there when Benjamin woke up to feed him and watch him until we got back. Scott and I went back out shopping at the mall for a couple hours, until I got too tired. I took a nap on the way back to Jeanine's.
That evening, Jeanine's mom came over and we all scrapbooked. We weren't able to convince Bonnie to join us - I think she was just too distracted by her grandson. I can't say that I blame her. Jeanine and I spent much of Saturday scrapbooking as well, and we went to Michael's that afternoon to load up on more supplies.
Scott and I left about 8:30 on Sunday morning, hoping to beat traffic once again. We weren't quite so lucky - traffic was pretty bad on 95 between DC and Richmond, but we still managed to make the trip in 5 hours.
Sunday afternoon, I went shopping with my brother, then Scott and I started on our Christmas decorations. I can't wait to post pictures for you all! They will be coming sometime this weekend :-).