Thursday, December 1, 2011

Turkey, Santa, and Lights - Oh My!

Thanksgiving was {as always} a whirlwind of family, food, and laughs. We went to Aunt Nana and Uncle Papa's house first for lunch and ate WAY too much. Don't we always do that? Eden wasn't too thrilled about the idea of all of the foods, but she sat with us at the table for most of the meal. There were a lot of kids there, so she wanted to get down and play with them. I wasn't surprised at that fact at all. After lunch at Aunt Nana and Uncle Papa's we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner. While Eden napped, Lane and I took care of our turkey comas and slept for a few minutes to recharge ourselves for the idea of eating again. 

After dinner, Lane and I stepped out to go to Wal-mart and let Eden stay home with Grandma, Grandpa, Tommie, and Sonic {the dog}. We just wanted to go out and get a few things so we could avoid shopping on Black Friday for the small things that we needed. Lines were already crazy everywhere even though Black Friday hadn't started! Target wasn't going to open for another 5 hours and there was a line outside the store, Best Buy wasn't opening until morning and there were tents outside the store, and the deals in Wal-mart weren't starting for another 3 hours and there were cops guarding merchandise that wasn't available for purchase yet and lines within the store. I'm so happy that I'm not a Black Friday shopper, I would go insane!

When we got home from our short shopping trip, Eden showed us how much fun she had with her "sitters" that evening. They got to spin and dance and we made sure to get pictures of the fun they were having. Eden had such a big smile from playing with them, it warmed my heart!

Our real Black Friday was spent at Stone Mountain with my childhood friend, Jennifer. We've known each other since elementary school and she was my maid of honor in our wedding. She's great and we had a lot of fun {finally} being in town at the same time since she now lives in New Jersey and I'm constantly moving. Eden got to sit with Santa when we went to Stone Mountain and wasn't such a fan. She was excited about the lights and she would talk about Santa, but she didn't want to sit with him by herself.
The gingerbread house in the village where the lights were.

She might not have been happy about Santa, but she loved that he gave her a candy cane!

She was pitching a fit, so Daddy decided to mock her and she stopped, so he looks silly in the picture.
On the train looking at the lights.

Watching the Snow Angel come bring snow to the village.

Snow Angel with snow all around her.

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