Friday, November 28, 2008

Traditional Black Friday....

Okay...Some of you may call me crazy, but shopping on Black Friday has become a tradition at our home. It all started a few years back, when my friend Tonya and I got up early, and stood in the freezing cold in Marysville, Washington at Wal-mart to buy gameboys for a screaming price. I remember the line was forever long, and past the garden center when we got in line. After we drove to Everett to Toys R Us.

For the last 3 years, my oldest daughter and I venture out into the dark to shop. Three years ago she wanted a digital camera and that was the main shopping item. Since then she looks forward to fighting crowds, freezing cold, and impatient shoppers to find a few Christmas wishes.


Today was no different. We woke up at 2:30 am and we were at Kohls in line by 3:10. The doors opened at 4:00 and I was through checking out by 4:20. The girl in front of us, said that Kohls' lines can be long, so T went and stood in line at Target for us. Our new shopping friends from the Kohls' line joined us, and we all stood in line until Target opened at 6:00. We were right in the front of the line. T and I were through with Target by 6:20. (T and I split up in Target, that way, we were guarnateed some of our wish list items.)


We were home by 6:30, and getting the other girls up so we could all go to IHOP for breakfast. After stuffing our faces with pancakes, we headed to Kmart, where we lucked out, and then off to Michaels and then then the mall.


We got everything we wanted but the lite brite from Kmart, and I think I will head to Walmart to price match it later.


8 comments:

Susan said...

Good for you! I don't think I can do the whole "Black Friday" thing...it requires getting up way too early - I didn't even get out of bed today until almost 10am (gotta love being with the grandparents who take deal with the early risers). Glad you got some deals...I think I'm going to be doing my shopping online this year.

Chanelle said...

One word for you ...... Insane!

Love your gratitude lists. Wish we could have been with you for Thanksgiving! Hope it was a great one. We love & miss you guys.

the Painters said...

All I have to say to you is, "You're nuts!" But good for you and your tenacity!
Love you!

Rachel Ann said...

You were ahead of my over SITS this morning...thought I'd pop over!

I went shopping yesterday too in Vancouver, WA...didn't have much of an agenda but found a few deals (lucky for me I don't have kids asking for the latest gadgets or a husband asking for a TV!) :)!

Sounds like you got almost everything you were looking for...hope you get your lite bright!

T said...

I managed to skip all of the fun :) I almost feel badly since I am apparently to blame for your early morning addiction!!! Really though - there just wasn't anything I REALLY needed! It was weird to sleep in... I woke up at 6 o'clock out of habit, but that's 3 hours more sleep than the typical Black Friday :)

just the five of us said...

Oh T, you are not to blame. I have fond memories of going shopping with you. Every year I think of how much fun we had running through Wal-mart. The bummer was that those $25.00 gameboys were replaced in January with Gameboy Advanced and I couldn't find games for my girls' gameboys:)

Star Forbis said...

I was out there with ya! Fun.

Thanks so much for visiting my Blog. I'm so happy it led me to yours. ;)

Brent and Jessica said...

Unfortunately I was not there with you in spirit this year. I love to go when my mom is in town, but this year, they just didn't have anything that tickled my fancy. We missed you guys and hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderful!