By Laurie | December 8, 2009
It’s fairly apparent that the holidays are here. I admit I’ve been lazy about posting. We’ve been keeping busy with preparations and shopping. This year was the earliest year I’ve ever been out for Black Friday bargains. I drug my butt out of bed at 1:30 AM to stand in line in the cold at Old Navy in hopes of getting a free video game. Dave even experienced it with me for the first (and he says his last) time. We ending up abandoning the line and I shopped their same deals online later instead. We grabbed an early morning breakfast at IHOP, and made it in time to stand in line at Target and Best Buy as they opened to long lines and pandemonium. I even rolled into work at 7:00 AM after a full morning of hunting for deals. I. am. hard. core.
The day before we spent the afternoon at one of our favorite places, the Gaylord Texan, had brunch, and made our annual visit to the ICE! exhibit. This year the theme was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We had this planned since before our anniversary trip in September, so I was really looking forward to it. It’s amazing to hear that it took the artists only a month to carve all of the creations featured. There is even a slide made entirely of ice. Of course Dave and I both had to take a turn! Here are a few photos, and the rest can be found on my Flickr stream.
I hope everyone is having a great December so far. I am looking forward to my full 8 days off from work coming up. I wasn’t expecting it, so that makes it extra special and exciting. I don’t have a lot of plans for posts coming up, but we’ll see what happens. Comments motivate me.