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Saturday Seeds (Black Friday Thoughts and Christmas Gift Ideas)



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Thanksgiving is next week!!  AHHHHH!!!  Is that how you’re feeling, too, right now?  What are you serving?  Are you hosting?  Traveling?  Shopping?

Judah at Thanksgiving party for school

Judah had his Thanksgiving party at school this week where they made these super cute Indian costumes.  Somehow they came up with the name “Shining Brook” for him.  :)

Christmas play rehearsal.We’ve also been at church on Wendesday nights practicing for the upcoming Christmas play.  I had to take this photo of the 4 and 5 year-olds this week.  Look how bored they look, especially Judah’s face!  haha!  But, they’re so cute at the same time.  This was during “take 3″ that night, so of course those little barn animals were ready to get up and run around, or go home and eat dinner!

I know there is a big hoopla every year about stores being open on Thanksgiving now for “Black Friday” deals.  I’m going to put myself out there for judgment and tell you that this year I’m actually planning to shop Thanksgiving evening.  Yikes!  Don’t hate me!!  Walmart is having a big sale on the new Skylander’s Trap Team game that we plan on getting for Judah’s birthday (his birthday is also in December) as of 6:00PM Thanksgiving night.  I’m going to head to the store then and try getting my hands on one, along with Disney Infinity 2.0 for the same deal.  (Right after I wrote and scheduled this post on Thursday, my friend told me Walmart was selling the Trap Team for pre-Black Friday sale YESTERDAY!  So, I bought it yesterday and we decided not to get Disney Infinity, so now I don’t have to shop on Thanksgiving!  Yay! :)

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