Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday

Erin, start saving your money for next year!

Where is Waldo? I mean Jake? He is in the back seat of the car!

We wore comfy clothes - tennis shoes and sweatshirts. We didn't get the memo to dress up! I couldn't believe how dressed up everyone was to shop at midnight! Now I know their secret! They can dress like that, because they shop Black Friday at Park City!

We went to Park City Thursday night and stayed at the Holiday Express Inn - very nice! We arrived at about 9:30 p.m. and decided to take a nap before the midnight shopping started. Scrap that, we decided to go to the outlets early to see if there were stores open. We were shocked at the steady stream of car lights. The parking lot was full already! WHAT WERE ALL THESE CRAZY PEOPLE DOING?

We did not stay long because of the masses of shoppers! Some stores were wall to wall people. After a while, they had a a person at the door of the store, and when someone came out, they would let someone in! You couldn't look at the Merchandise, because the lines were wrapped through the whole store!

We went back to the hotel about 2:00 a.m. and thought we would sleep and get up early. THINK AGAIN! We had Jake with us! Never a dull moment with him!

When he is awake it is as Morgan puts it - dance parties, riddles, random shouts of excitement etc.! So why would it be any different when he is asleep? It is not!

He is as crazy asleep as when he is awake! We are all just starting to snooze and He starts talking! It was Jibberish, but we could understand some of it - and then wham he elbows Morgan in the eye! OOPS he thinks he as the the store and someone is trying to take something from him (I think a blanket) and he is not going to let them - so he elbows them! Only it is Morgans eye, and she is asleep! We hear a thud! Oh, it was not funny - but we were so sleep deprived that we laughed until we were crying. As crazy as Jake is, he is also sweet - he was really sorry and apologetic. Thanks Jake and Morgan (good sport) for the entertaining night!

We did get up and shop shop shop! The masses were gone and the deals were Great! Was it worth it! YES YES YES! The sweet deals and the sweet memories!

I think this was the 6th year we have done this and hope to continue - Jake was on his mission a couple of years, and Paige is away at school this year, but that is why we have traditions, because you can always count on next year!


Erin said...

Wow...I look I had no sleep and shopped till I dropped. Oh well, it is worth looking like a rag-a-muffin when we shopped like we did! SUCH GOOD DEALS!!

Ok and the nose punch. FUNNIEST THING EVER. We did laugh so hard!

Next year will be even funner when Paige is there. Miss her!!

PS. And Taggets is my new favorite place. You and dad can take me their for my b-day in March k?!

Kaija said...

Way to go for getting good deals! Thats a fun tradition you started! Jay's nightmares may have become genetic and sent to Jake! Ha ha! Glad you had a good holiday!

angie said...

You guys are crazy!

Paige said...

maybe there's something little in there somewhere? hehe just kidding. sad i missed year i'll be there for sure!

Paige said...

wow, my comment didn't make sense. I meant that maybe there is something little in all those packages for me! :)