Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday Shopping at Walmart

We entered into the craziness at Walmart on the day after Thanksgiving. We got up early at 3:30am and spent 3 hours in Walmart in line for a new TV, toys for donations, and some gifts for friends. All done by sunrise and we went to breakfast at IHOP afterwards. Then back to bed. This is loads of fun for us because we love the crazy shoppers, the excitement of catching a deal, and it puts me in the Christmas spirit with all the great holiday items out. Call me nutso but I like it and I found a man that likes it, too. Thanks Ben for sharing it with me.


We went to visit Ben's mother, Linda, in Alexandria for Thanksgiving. We had a great family time Thankgiving with all the traditional food. We are very thankful to have a wonderful family on both sides.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Luncheon with Friends

Got together with a great group of friends for our Christmas outing. We have been going out to dinner or lunch and just enjoying each other's company for a couple year now as a holiday gift to ourselves. This year it was beers and brunch at Horse and Hound.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jimmy B. Concert in Charlottesville

We had a great time. It was a little different for me because it was a Tuesday night and cold. So, there was not as much tailgating and I rushed over after work. But, still a JB concert and loads of fun. It was so nice to see him in my town.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Visiting Shelby, NC

We went to visit Ben's family in Shelby,NC this weekend. We had a great time catching up. We went to see a Beatles Tribute band on Saturday night at the new local theater. It was great fun and an overall successful trip.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Great weekend--Girls Night Out and Va Film Festival

I had a wonderful weekend. We had Girls Night Out (GNO) at Zinc in Charlottesville. It was a great little place with French tapas. Wonderful drinks (I recommend the French Cosmo), yummy food (Loved the brussel sprouts and endive), and lots of laughs with my friends. The next morning, Ben and I spent the day at the Va Film Festival. First, we saw an episode of True Blood where the writer, Alan Ball, walked us through the scenes. Then, we saw Election which ended with a discussion with Matthew Broderick. Love it.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Fall 09 and Halloween

We hung out at our house and gave out candy to the kiddies. Ben put on his ninja gear and Rebecca came over for a little while. We made "Vampire" cocktails (Vodka and Cranberry juice) and enjoyed the nice night.