Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's 32 degrees out...let's go to a parade!

What do you do when it's 32 degrees outside? Most "normal" people cozy up to the fireplace with a book or slip under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate or tea and watch a movie or something. Sounds so nice, doesn't it?

Well, around these parts we feel the need to bundle up and walk downtown for a parade filled with floats covered in Christmas lights and such. Oh and there is the candy that is rock hard because, well, it's frozen. Nothing will make you feel colder than seeing the high school dance team walking down the middle of the street in thier short skirts and nude colored pantyhose. I mean seriously, do they not have pants?

All of this was after a very LONG day of shopping with my sisters. We started our day off at 3 A.M. in Meijer. We were in line for some "hot" items and we actually lasted until 5P.M. That is dedication at it's best. I think that this was the first time that I shopped all day on Black Friday. Usually I will go early and then come home to go to bed and then I finish on another day. I have never seen such long lines at the checkouts. It was fun and I did get some really good buys. The best one was Sarah's Christmas dress which was regularly $60 and I got it for like $15.It's soooo pretty. I am sure there will be a picture of her in it on here shortly.

Did any of you go shopping?

Here are the pictures from the parade.
Not too thrilled with the cold.
Obviously, we live in a town filled with nuts! Oh, I kid!
Did I mention I had been up since 3? This was the last thing that I wanted to do, but Ethan sings in the Children's Choir and they were in the parade.
Cassidy's dad works at a bank in town and they had a float, so here she is all bundled up, strolling down the street.
Did you say Candy?
Aw, pretty
This was the float the Eric's company did. It's a farris wheel with gingerbread men riding on it.
The loot... so far
You can't tell, but they are totally frozen.
The last float... yee haw! Then we had to walk at least a thousand blocks to our car. Maybe it was more like 6, but it felt like 1000!

1 comment:

Alana said...

We have a Christmas parade, weekend. We'll be freezing our toes off then, too ;-)