Tuesday, November 30, 2010

So long and thanks for all the fish

First things first: I made my first cute cake for Tanya the other day. She posted it, and I'm super proud of it, and you can see it on her blog.

Anyway, Thanksgiving was awesome.

We spent the first two days with Cory's family on the St. Johns River. We played with Jet-skis, smoked turkeys and went fishin'.

Cory's great grandmother has spent the last 90 years perfecting her fishing skills, so I decided to let her take the lead in that department. Cory thought it was mean of me to make a blind woman wrestle a small, wriggly worm onto a small, very sharp barb. But hey, she offered.

I woke up around 5 AM on Friday to hit up some sales with my family. There wasn't really anything we had in mind to purchase, we just...wanted to spend money I guess. The first store we hit up was Michael's. My mom and I grabbed some carts and started scoping out the deals...then we saw them. 

Cricut machines! Retail value: 200.00 buckaroos. Black Friday Price: 59.00 big ones!!!!!
Our hands seemed to have a mind of their own as they placed the boxes in our carts. 
If you're not familiar with the cricut, you should know that it cuts paper/vinyl. If that doesn't sell you on it, just watch an infomercial and then tell me you don't want it.
I was a little unsure of what Cory's reaction to this purchase would be. As far as he knew, I just spent $60.00 on glorified scissors.
But as we sat down to figure out how to use the thing, he really seemed to get on board the with it. We plugged the little design cartridge in, and punched in a phrase ("Cory is amazing" was his request), and watched it go. He says, "Oooo, this is like a video game for crafts." 
We finished the break with some awesome steak made by my dad, enough pies and desserts to cause a 3-day sugar high, and a killer wasp attack. So, we had a wide range of positive and negative experiences. 
Anyway, we're thankful for all the memories we made this past week, and all the blessing we have. 
As I struggle to find the motivation to get school work and actual work done, it's been really nice to be reminded to be grateful for the chance to go to college, and have a job to pay the bills. Yay!


Becca said...

Jet-skiing?! On Thanksgiving?! Um, yeah, my Thanksgiving was almost just like that . . .

"A video game for crafts":I have go tot meet this guy. you coming up to sunny Idaho any time soon?

I love it when we're blogging at the same time . . .

Becca said...

PS- I love tH'sGttG

freya said...

hahaha i looove the title! i totally forgot about that movie/the fact that i want to read the book. thanks for the reminder!

i can't wait to drool over your cricut tonight!

Mrs. Blimes said...

oooohh cricut!!! I have a feeling you have some crafting in the near future! And what a steal for it! Well done friend!

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Just be careful Lindy! Cricuts are dangerous, and addicting! It's like craft crack! I'm serious...my husband was worried for me with mine...haha. We're okay now, I think! ;)