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Holiday Fun & Decorations

This is my favorite time of year. I love to decorate my house, to cook and bake, spend time with family and friends, and the overall atmosphere that Christmas has. We are hosting a Christmas party this weekend for our friends and then we will be hosting the Hubby's family in 2 weeks.

Last week was great. It was a short work week, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and a long weekend to relax. 

The Hubby went shopping with me a few years ago on Black Friday and said he would never go back. Well after we saw that there was an hour guarantee on a 50" TV, he decided that he would give it another shot. We actually had a great experience while shopping. We were able to get our TV, plus something for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. They didn't want to go into the madness, but if we were going...they wanted stuff from the ad. Luckily we were able to get everything people wanted. 

Here we are headed out on Thursday evening to get our TV!



Here is the TV set up at the house! We love it.



I put up our Christmas Tree Friday morning and decorated the house. I just love this time of year. 



I have most of the presents wrapped under the tree. But if you notice that the presents are not evenly placed under the tree, there is a reason. The youngest cat thinks that she needs to spend time behind/under the tree laying, so I tried to give her a path so that she wouldn't just make a path. Needless to say, I will have to re-wrap two presents who got the wrath of Socks laying or stepping on them.

The Hubby even wore a Santa hat for me... I think I'll keep him!


 

The girls were not thrilled that I woke them up at 5:30 am to go shopping at another store on Friday!



Until next time,

Kara

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