Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Names

I hope you all had a GREAT Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful visit with the family, but man I was glad to get home Saturday night. The 12 foot Christmas tree is up. No, you did not read that wrong, nor is that a typo--we have a 12 foot Christmas tree--pre lit of course. We have a 2 story entry way so it sits in there. It is beautiful, but it's a PAIN to decorate! All the stockings are hung, and the shopping started.'s Christmas. My favorite time of year!

Someone asked in the comments if my son came up with Easy Kill--no that would be my husband. He thinks of names the kid will get called in school if they are named something. He's weird like that. With DS, we had 2 names picked out and waited until he was born to see what he looked like. DH picked the name and we went from there. We will do that again this time too.

Let's get on to BLACK FRIDAY!!!! You all will find this weird, but my DH LOVES to shop the day after Thanksgiving. I mean LOVES it! We mapped out where we were going, what we were buying at each place and what time to leave. We did not go out at 4 AM, but we left around 715 or so. It was so nice. DH loves to go the day after Christmas too, but by then we are too tired and worn out to care. So we had free babysitting on Black Friday and off we went. It was great. We spent the whole day together and it was sooo nice! We were done shopping in about 3 hours, had lunch with some friends, I had a hair appointment (he chilled with my hair dressers DH--we're all friends), and went back to my mom's. It was an awesome day. But here's the best thing of all. Guess what I bought?!?!?!?! Take one guess....I'll give you a minute......

Can't guess??? An ELLIPTICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dick's Sporting Goods had one on sale so we went to check it out. Tried and bought it!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!! You all know I've been after this for MONTHS now and now I have it. Ahhh..... Check it out here. And we got a free Ipod with it b/c it has a docking station in it and plays the music through the speakers. How cool is that! I got a bonus from work in October and another smaller one in November so those covered it. YAY!!! We got it home and it's in a box in the garage. I'm hoping DH will try to put it together this week. It shouldn't be too hard. At least the salesman said it wasn't.... I'm just so darn thrilled! I also got a great deal on some awesome shoes, but that's not as big of a deal as the elliptical.

Thanksgiving proved to be a little painful for me. I've been suffering from sciatica every day. Standing/walking is the worst. Sitting is okay, but laying down in bed is the most relief I can get. Any tips on how I can get rid of this pain?? I see my massage therapist AND my chiropractor this week so hopefully they can give me some relief. It's tolerable, but not when I need to get some shopping done. :)

I think that's it from me for now. Still no belly shots...I'll try to get DH to take a picture sometime this week. I THINK I may have felt the baby move on Saturday for the first time. I'm not quite sure, but I think it was. It was pretty neat!

Have a great day! I'm off to catch up with everyone else!!! :)


MMalloy said...

Yay...the elliptical sounds great and you will love having it there at home!! I am very excited for you!
Your Friday sounded amazing, I wish we could have had a day like that!

Steph said...

Hey can I come to your house and play on your new toy?? Just kidding - I would rather come to your house and play with your new baby when she gets here!! LOL

Congrats on the elliptical - what a good hubby for braving the assembly of that thing - I can't imagine what my hubby would do to a contraption like that. I can see it now - Barbie flying off the machine, IPOD in hand......not a pretty sight!

Oh and I hope that your sciatic nerve thing gets better. There is NO pain like that! Just take it easy and try to get in some rest.....I know, easier said than done with a toddler and Christmas time! HUGS!

Colette said...

OMG I know what you mean about the sciatica (sp) nerve thing!! I suffered with the same thing when I was pg with Josh 12 years ago...and he is STILL A PAIN...rotflmao...jk
Actually I LIVED at thr chiropractor's office too. Hang in there it gets better. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving and that ellipictal looks awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!I am psyched for you! I HATE shopping on Black Friday, but it sounds like you had some great together time with DH (and that is sooo important!). I love Christmas, too. Hopefully, we'll be decorated by this weekend...

Jen said...

I had sciatica pain with my last pregnancy and massage REALLY helped me, they know their stuff.
Good luck..

dizzydazey said...

I'm sorry that you're having pain. That has to hurt. But look how awesome you are - you're in pain and yet you're still excited about an exercise machine. You're my Pregnant Momma Hero!! :o)

I hope you get to feeling better and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!