Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Quick Trip

Jesse and I took a quick trip to Branson, MO this past weekend. It is only a few hours away from us and Jesse and I have a goal to do all of our Christmas shopping by the end of November (hint, hint family members, I need your lists!) and Branson has outlet shopping as well as tons of other shopping. However we were totally unmotivated and overwhelmed when we got there that we were not in the mood to Christmas shop on Saturday. We literally went through 2 shopping centers in about 3 hours, which if you know me, that's a miracle. There were so many people! It was way too crowded and they already had Christmas music playing...it was just too much. Jesse and I both have a rule not listen/watch/decorate or basically have anything to do with Christmas (except shopping of course) until AFTER Thanksgiving. So we were Grinch's. However the Christmas spirit broke through by Sunday because we were back out shopping and singing all of the Christmas songs. I was afraid I would not get the songs out of my head, and luckily I came home to my nice FALL decorated home and it felt like Thanksgiving was near once more. All I need to do is hold out for another 9 days and then I will be singing "Jingle Bells" and "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" for a solid month!

View of the pretty sky as we shopped

They had lots of Christmas decorations up

Taking a walk down by the river

All-and-all it was a great weekend getaway.

In other news: My nephews birthday was yesterday, he turned 2! I can't believe how fast time flys.

According to my poll the majority (of all 2 people) would NOT pay big bucks to see a favorite celebrity, sorry Ben/Brad and all of you others. That event I was talking about was last week and I heard that Ree Drummond was there (the Pioneer Woman) and that several people attended which is great for all the non-profit organizations the event benefited.


1 comment:

  1. What a great trip! Ty requested that the Christmas tree be up when he gets home today. That is not going to happen. (He is back tonight, because his interview at OSU is tomorrow and then he goes back to TX.)


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