The Hawkins Family

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

It is family tradition to be those "crazy people", as my mother in law would say, to wait in line, fight the crowds, and get the deals.  I took a newbie to the Black Friday adventure out with me.  Our first stop was Toys R Us.  They were scheduled to to open at 10 pm on Thanksgiving.  We arrived at 9:30, saw the massive line, and decided to forget about it.  So, we headed over early to Target.  Now, Target didn't open until 5 am the next day, but we were there and in line by 11 pm.  We both got everything that we were shopping for and headed over to Belk.  They had a great sale on clothes, so I stocked up for all of the kids.  Needless to say, I had all of my shopping done and I was back home in bed by 8:30.  The one thing that I have learned is that I am getting too old to be staying up all night to get the deals.  Happy Black Friday and bring on Cyber Monday!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Thanksgiving 2010 was a very relaxing day.  With Taris still deployed, I did not receive any visitors to entertain.  I spent my holiday at home and had lunch with my neighbors and some friends.  I volunteered to make my yeast rolls, my favorite side dish, green bean casserole, and every ones favorite...homey baked ham.  It was a great day and I could not have asked for better company...well maybe Taris there with us.  I didn't take a lot of pictures.  I did bust out my tripod and attempted to take pictures of me working in the kitchen.  I discovered that my new fancy camera was not compatible with my shutter remote.  So, all of my pictures of me are a little blurry, but they are what I have, so enjoy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Still Here

Wow!  It has almost been a month since I last wrote on this thing!  I am so sorry that I have been MIA.  I am adjusting to our new normal these days with Roxanne, single parenting, and juggling all of the day to day activities.  I promise, I have things to write about.  My life has not been super exciting, but I do have things that I need to document.  Besides, I always find writing on the blog to be very cathartic...and lets face it, these days I need it!  More to come soon...I promise.