Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Saturday 7

1. Sorry this is so late. It's been a crazy day. Today is the one day of the year that I work outside the home. Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, Niki and I work at the family-owned dollar store. Our second cousins own it, and this is their family day to get their Christmas tree and have a day of fun together. So we run the store. It's always an adventure! Haha.

2. My van is dying. The transmission is going out so it has trouble making it into first gear. It has 241,000 miles on it, so we're not going to put any more money into it. I was really hoping it'd hit 250,000 but it's not looking too hopeful. Every time I put gas in it, I hope it doesn't die the next day, taking that expensive gas with it to the grave!

3. We had a very nice Thanksgiving with Justin's side of the family this year. I feel bad that we pretty much ate and ran, but it was naptime and Lena was melting down. Plus, I had shopping to do . . .

4. I am one of those horrible people who shopped on Thanksgiving. I had to get the deals while they were still available! This year, Luke's girlfriend, Esther, joined Niki and I. We had such a blast! It was a great year, and we got everything we wanted (and more)! I actually kind of liked doing it Thursday night. We got to Wal-Mart at 6 and were done with our shopping by 11 pm. I was in bed by my normal time! 

5. A miracle occurred while we were out shopping: Lena took a bottle for Justin. I seriously think it was the first time ever. She woke up at 9 pm, chugged down a bottle, and went right back to sleep! I was so relieved! And then today, I fed her at 8:00 am before I left for work. Justin successfully gave her another bottle around noon, and when I tried to feed her at 3:15, she wasn't even interested! Who is this child?!

6. I've decided that one of my favorite times of the day is 4:00. It's usually one of the most hectic times of my day, trying to get dinner ready with the girls at my feet, but I kind of thrive on the chaos. I love the challenge of getting dinner on the table before Justin gets home. Lately we've been cranking up the Christmas music and dancing while we cook. Love it.

7. I procrastinated again this year, and just finished putting together our Advent Activities for the month of December. I think I'm also going to get the book The Jesus Storybook Bible and use it with this plan to help us focus on Jesus during the craziness of the season. We're going to start that one a few days late, though, because I haven't had the chance to buy the book yet.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, sorry your van is dying :( Car shopping is the worst.

    I'm so excited for you that Lena took a bottle! Desy wouldn't when he was little either, and I think the first time he ever did was Black Friday too! Haha!

    I got so sick of people saying how horrible shopping on Thanksgiving is. I did it too (not extreme or anything- I got my big purchase online that day- but still), and I feel A-OK about it.

    We got a nice advent calendar :D So excited!


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