Saturday, November 29, 2008

family, movies and snowmen!

HI girls!

hope everyone had a wonderful turkey day. we did. All of my kids were home. Little tony wasnt going to come home because he had to work the day after, but he came here and then went back to Itaca, only to come back again last night to stay for the weekend. Its about a 2 & 1/2 hour drive! but I was so glad he came home. I hated the thought of him being by himself on a holiday! We of course had way too much food.. but it was so good. I dont even think I had a bit of everything. couldnt fit it all on my plate! lets see, there was turkey, stuffing, mashed potatos, gravy, sweet potatos, squash, brocoli salad, shrimp cocktail, rolls, pickles, olives ,cranberry sauce and rolls. And of course, two pumpkin pies, apple pie and a mincemeat pie. Sooo much work! And now there are soo many left overs! I will be eating this stuff all weekend! Tried to get a picture of my Sweet adorable children, but there was not alot of cooperation! in fact one might think there is something wrong with the youngest one (in blue... I think you can tell which one I'm talking about... ) he and his brother kept making faces and throwing the finger and sticking their fingers in their noses!!! How old are they?? dont ask! but they are alot of fun!
(get that finger out of your nose young man!!!)

Yesterday for black friday.. where do you think I was?? out shopping of course?? My daughter and my sons girlfriend and I left at 7:00 am and didnt get home until 10:00 last night! We had a great day though. I was able to get a lot of the gifts I needed to get, Jennifer bought a lot of decorations and things she needed for her apartment. We did get pretty tired out I have to admit. We shopped until about 2:00 then we had a delicious lunch at Red Robbin, then we shopped some more! then we caught the 5:45 showing of AUSTRALIA at tinsel town.

Oh my gosh! what a movie! it was soo good! I want to see it again. Hugh Jackman is so freaken hot! eiy yie yie!! yie yie!! I was surprised by the length of the movie.. just under 3 hours. and a little concerned in the beginning.. as it starts out a bit oddly.. but it picks up and you follow along and get sucked right in. I do have to say I cried a few times. but in the end.. well, I wont tell you.. but I will say, I have no doubt that this movie will win oscars.. the little boy... omg! go see it for yourself! (dont drink anything so you wont have to miss a minute to go to the freaken bathroom!! ha!!)

OK what else? the snowman swap! How is everyone doing?? are you ready to mail? its that time! but dont forget to send me pictures of your snowman creations! I have pictures of 3 and there are 24 of us! so email those pics chicks!! (ha! i just kill me sometimes!) I really cant wait to see what youve all been making! mine will go into tomorrows mail!

OH! I have a craft room now! I moved in. but its not anywheres near what I want it to be.. so it will be a work in progress.. and someday... maybe I'll show you pics ! Well, thats where I'm off too soon.. first I need to make a cup of tea and go over my christmas list and finances and decide where to go shopping later today... I think today will be tractor supply! hubby needs some barny boots!

I'll be back! huggs!


Tootie said...

Hey Viv!
Sounds like you had a great Friday! You're a better woman than me! I don't think I'd have the stamina to shop all day! Your kids look like a ball!
Have a great Saturday! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Farmchick said...

Hi-You had a wonderful Thanksgiving and great shopping on Black Friday! Good for would not catch me out on Black Friday.....I will stay here on my farm with just a few people and some animals roaming around!!!! Have a good day!!

barbara burkard said...

woo hoooo...i think this is the VERY FIRST BLACK FRIDAY...that i DIDN'T go out shopping!...KIND OF SAD!..but i did go into work and helped lots of OTHER people shop! Sounds like you had a great time!!! i sent you my ornament pics...and mine is going out in the morning!


Sandy Michelle said...

Awwww what happy family! I'm glad you had a great Thanks Giving!Did you find any good deals while shopping? I have to check out that movie!
Sandy Clause

Anonymous said...

hey!! looks like a wonderful thanksgiving. your brave to go shopping on black friday! lol I went grocery shopping. anywho! got my snowman done going to mail it out monday!! hugs


Julie said...

Thank you so very much for all of your kind comments on my blog. I have been on such a roller coaster of emotions lately...visiting blogs has been a wonderful distraction!

Your kiddos look like a fun crowd. Don't you just love it when your children are laughing!

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love having all those kids back home! So much energy, laughter, love, and fun!

Mine have been home since Wednesday night, but they'll be going home Sunday afternoon. Too soon!


Natasha Burns said...

So glad your Thanksgiving was so fun!
I'm so glad you liked Australia! it is getting a caning here in the press, saying how bad it is so I am glad someone in the US liked it, we heard that it has had awful reviews. I am still itching to see it. I did hear the boy is brilliant. I think he is only 10 years old and this was his first film!

natalea said...

Hi Viv! so glad you had a nice Turkey day! it's so awesome that all of your kids get along so great and that you had them all there at once. I want to see that movie! glad you're giving it a good review!
Let's plan a lunch date for before Christmas ok?
xo nat

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Wow Viv what a busy weekend.I want to see that movie. Have a Happy week my friend.♥Mary♥

Carla said...

Great family portrait. I never go shopping on black Friday. I'm mailing my santa tomorrow!

Monica said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! i am so jealous of all you black friday shoppers..not much of that going on over here in
Cant wait to see all the cute snowmen everyone create for your swap!

Malissa said...

Sound like your kids act like me and my brother and sister do when we are together(and were in our 30's)! Do we have to grow up? Your swaps look like so much fun. I would love to join in some time!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Looks like there was lots of fun happening at your house! Glad everyone made it home. It just fills a mother's heart, doesn't it? I'm going to have to check out that movie!

Brenda said...

Viv! I got my present today, THANK you!! He's adorable.. perched on the tree in my artsy room, smilin at me! Oh, and I'm SO enjoying the CD mix -- could that be Il Divo??? MMmmmmmmmm.... they'll play on the puter now thru the holidays!

Happy holidays to you and your goofy fun family!! (mine take those same exact pics, lol)