After trotting, we came back home, perused the black Friday ads one final time, finished making dinner and sat down to hang out with the family and eat way too much food. The appetizers were followed by turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, turnips, sweet potatoes and I'm sure I'm missing a few things. It was all delicious and I'll share a few of the recipes I made next week.
Turkey was followed by pie which was followed by quiet rest time. There was no actual sleep, but we all laid down and tried our hardest to rest so we could try to be refreshed for shopping. At 930pm we left and went to get on line at the mall for some shopping! We had a blast. I'm not sure any of us got amazing deals, but we definitely had a great time. I love this tradition!
|Getting ready to leave our house...9:30pm|
|Waiting outside to get into the mall|
|Jenn modeling a moose hat in American Eagle|
|Waiting for 4am to get here so more stores would open!|
|Jenn getting a little bit sleepy...We took a lunch break (homemade|
turkey sandwich break) around 6am.
|Leaving the mall at sunrise|
While I definitely missed not having the normal big crew there on Black Friday, we made the most of it and had a great time together. We got home around 7 am and actually left again around 2! We went to a different town and different stores. We made it home by 7pm and were definitely pooped! Saturday was a great day full of relaxation and leftovers! Tree hunting was Sunday and I'll have a whole post devoted to that on Thursday!