Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Black Friday Friends Strike Again

Call us crazy, but we look forward to this day all year long! No, it's not Christmas... it's Black Friday!!! My friends Mindy and Elise have been waking up at the crack of dawn for many years now to do their Black Friday Christmas shopping. Last year, they invited me to join and I am now addicted!
This year, we got the earliest start yet when I picked up Elise at 10:45 pm!!! Yes, you heard that time right- technically it wasn't even Friday yet! We met Mindy at Wal-Mart at 11:30 pm and started our adventure. This year's store list included Wal-Mart, Target, Kohls, Belk, Bed Bath and Beyond, Lifeway, Old Navy (although we didn't buy anything there), Michales, oh- and Krispy Kreme and Chick-Fil-A for more shopping fuel!
At the end of the day, or should I say morning (I brought Elise back home at 8:30 am after about 9 hours of shopping!!!), we had a carload full and wallets empty. So you might call us crazy, but we love finding good deals, getting the bulk of our shopping done in one day, and spending time together! To me- it's more than worth it! Here's some pictures I took along the way!
So, there's not a lot of places to eat at 2:00 in the morning! The line at Whataburger was horrendous so we held out for Krispy Kreme, which was probably a mistake since they didn't even have some of what we ordered and the donuts were cold!

Elise- always the prepared shopper- with ads, a blanket, and her trusty flashlight!

Mindy shopped so hard, her raincoat tore!

Mindy's Loot

Mine and Elise's Loot- which kept falling out of the car whenever we opened the door!


  1. And I love that I've run in to y'all the last 2 years! Yay!

  2. I wish this was the craziest thing about yall!

  3. love it! and just so you know i only had one doughnut not the whole box! can't wait until next year - IT WAS FUN! and we do love seeing ben & lauren early in the a.m.!