Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas joy!

The crazy shopping season has started. Black Friday was a huge success at our house! I ended up getting all of my Christmas shopping done and even got all of my gifts wrapped and under the tree. My wonderful husband stayed home with the kids while I shopped, then took them to the fair grounds for a horse show so I could rest and wrap presents. He's truely the best!! I really enjoy Black Friday shopping, which probably makes me a tad crazy, but it's the ultimate shop-a-ton! My shopping began at 10 p.m. Thursday night and then came home around 1:00 a.m. for a little rest and then back out at 5:00 a.m. for some more hot deals. We have a ton of kids to buy for so the awesome deals on kids toys really save a lot of money! So not only did I do shopping in the stores, but also online. I made the cutest Christmas cards at

Photo Card
View the entire collection of cards.
Aren't these adorable!! I love this picture of the boys. I normally make all of dress in coordinating outfits on Thanksgiving so we can take a family photo for the Holiday cards. I made my poor husband and boys do it again this year, and we even took a photo. But after I saw this one of the boys I just couldn't help it, I had to use it.
I was really hoping this would have turned out better, but the sun was just too bright, and we just couldn't take it! The poor kids are making the worst faces...and Wes too! Ha ha!
Try photo number two: you can see how well this turned out! Wait Marak where are you going? And how come nobody is looking?? Ha ha!
Now onto photo number three: Much better with some editing and croping out of the house, this would have worked.  The sun was still crazy bright, but not as bad.  But I just couldn't justify putting squinty eyes on a Christmas card!

So the boys won hands down! Oh well at least we all looked cute on Thanksgiving!
So my other online shopping was from an awesome website that turns your instagram photos into magnets! I found the coolest gifts at I think that was my favorite gift that I bought, I even got one for myself because I loved it so much! :) I firmly believe in getting yourself something when out Black Friday's only fair!haha!

Now that all of the shopping and present wrapping is done, it's time to start one of my favorite things...the holiday baking!