So as for the 5k, it was hard and painful but not as bad as I thought it would be. There was a crazy amount of people there, and most importantly I wasn't last haha. I did it in 38 min and not sure how many seconds, as they have not posted the official time yet. I did run some, but of course this out of shape chick walked some of it as well. Actually, my friend Sarah kept yelling at me for walking, when I did haha. She learned I have a mouth like a sailor. There is actually another 5k locally on New Years Day. I am probably going to sign up for that one too, and in the mean time I am going to attempt to run a little when I do the Noland Trail walks on Sunday. We shall see how long that lasts.
Thanksgiving afternoon was spent between my parents house, and the in laws. We stuffed ourselves silly, and the kids had a good time playing with all their cousins and seeing family. That evening my mom and I went to Michael's for their sale. Our Michael's was open for a few hours that day, so we took advantage of some sales. I got a few more ornaments for the kids pink tree, and I also got some Martha Stewart glitter and spray adhesive, as I plan on making some decorations with the goods. I am thinking about glittering some shells. My mom has some that one of her friends made her and they are sooo pretty.
Did anyone else head out for black friday? I got up and went out to Target when they opened. I was going to try to get something for my mom that she wanted me to look for,and to just look around. My trip was a failure though... I got there right before they opened and the line was massive to get in... it was wrapped around the building and I decided I would probably panic from that crowd and so I left haha. I went around a few other places after leaving there. I picked up a few toys for the kids. I will probably hold those back for birthday presents though. Then I went back to Target thinking it would probably be a little less hectic with people having time to get in line and check out by then. The item I was trying to get for my mom they were out of. Go figure.... I looked around though, and they did have some good deals, but there was nothing else I was dying to have, or really needed to get someone for Christmas. Target did have a good deal on a Singer sewing machine. No, I don't know how to sew, but the idea is appealing, and I would like to learn how to do just some simple things one day. I sat there holding the box, and then I figured that I didn't know anything about that machine, and I rather research it a little more.
Later that afternoon I headed to the mall (shudder). The highlight was I scored some great deals at Gymboree... I actually was going to buy from them online the day before, but I am glad I waited and went to the store in person. They had certain items in the store that they were sold out of online that I wanted. I scored Emily a bunch of new things super cheap. I even got her a winter jacket for next year for about $10.00, can't beat that, considering regular price on it was $50. I actually need to stock up on some clothes for Miss Emily. I was able to use lots of hand me downs for Rachel since she and Laura were born in the same month just a year apart. Heck even now Laura and Rachel can pretty much wear the same sizes in most things. But with Emily hand me downs don't really work that much as for example right now I am buying her 3-6 month sizes, and all of my 3-6 month stuff from the older ones are for summer, hence the need for clothes for Emily.
So I don't even want to mention that this coming week is my last full week home from maternity leave... ugg it went by soooo very fast. I head back to work a week from Wednesday. Veronica better prepare herself to watch me cry for the first hour that I am there. One good thing is you can bet your butt I will still be off that friday since I have to take and pick up Laura from school, that day. That's how I roll.
So this weekend we are going to get our tree and decorate it. Or that's my plan at least anyways... I have everything else out and decorated for the most part. Dave of course gets to put some lights outside this year hehehe... bet he's going to love that project. I plan on doing a gingerbread house with the kids as well. I bought a kit today at Costco that has everything you need for it, even pre-made icing. Looks like fun. I just envision the kids (and husband) trying to eat the candy while we make it, and then having one sad brown house with no candy decorations.
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