Sunday, November 23, 2014

Out with the sisters!

Every year my two sisters, Terri, Cheri and I go Christmas shopping together. It's something we all look forward to! We leave on Friday morning, shop all day and then stay in a hotel at night. We stay close to home, as it's easier if anyone has to return something. We were a little worried about the weather this year. As of Thursday, we had set a record for the most snowfall in November ever, breaking a record that was set in 1895.

However - it was a beautiful day!  Look at that blue sky!
We walked a lot, talked a lot, laughed a lot and accomplished a lot!  We got back to the hotel room around 9pm.


We always haul all of our packages into the hotel, so we can sort things and mark them down.  (There are more bags on the floor that you can't see.)  After that there was more talking and laughing...
We are all almost done with our shopping now.  It's a fun way to get done!

22 comments:

Dianna said...

That sounds like a wonderful tradition, Mari! Thanks so much for sharing with us. How much snow did you actually end up with?

Jennifer said...

What a nice tradition. It sounds like a real fun bonding experience for you all.

Betsy Brock said...

I remember you doing this last year! So very fun..what a great idea!

I did a ton of my shopping this weekend...online...not quite as fun by it felt good to get a bunch off my list!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh what fun! I bet your little bags contained lots of girlie things:) I would love to have one of those trips. Mr. H is not very fun.

Brenda said...

Love all of your names! The wintry picture reminds me of that magazine that has scenery and poems...darn i can't think of the name.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely thing to do! It looks as though you worked very hard on the shopping and got a lot done! xx

Cattails said...

That would make the shopping experience twice as much fun. Glad the weather cooperated!

Jean Stauffer said...

This is just the GREATEST tradition!!! I just love that picture of everything on the beds. I can imagine the fun and laughter!

Connie said...

I don't suppose you could adopt me could you? That sounds like so much fun. lol

Elizabeth Day said...

I love this tradition. Interestingly, my two sisters and I got together this past weekend as well. No shopping but a lot of fun and laughing. We always look forward to our times together.

thirstysouthernsoul said...

Nice!! Looks like you got a good haul!

Jenny said...

Looks like you guys really "tied one on" this year! I see more bags on the beds than in recent memory. How do you resist buying for one another? Or if you do, how do you keep it a secret? You girls have a lovely Thanksgiving now. xoxo

Nancy said...

Mari, this sounds like so much fun and it certainly looks as though you got a lot done in the way of shopping...

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Deb said...

That looks like so much fun! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Brooke said...

hard to get enough sister time as adults. sounds like so much fun!!!

Sylvia said...

Love that you do this. Would love to be a "fly on the wall". Sorry - is that an English expression!!!
Seeing my sister on Friday - Martin and my brother in law are very patient with us both as we chat!!

Terri D said...

What a fun tradition!! It's a blessing that you can do that each year! My sisters are far away, and we are not alike at all. Too many years between them and me (six and nine years difference). We love each other, but that would be too much togetherness, I'm afraid! LOL

Carrie B. said...

That sounds like so much fun! I always wished I'd had a sister (I have one brother), but I have girlfriends that are like my sisters. We have a tradition that every year after the holidays calm down (January) we have a little gift exchange, lots of good food & a gab fest. We've been doing this for 25 years! (Since high school). Sisterhood of all kinds is a beautiful thing. XO

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow! It sounds like the best shopping trip you could have!

Cherdecor said...

You gals really get things done! What a fun way to get the necessary things done. I hope that you got a lot of good deals too! Now let the wrapping begin. Oliver, no snooping around!

LL Cool Joe said...

I remember you doing this before. It looks like a fun but tiring way to Christmas shop. I think I'd rather shop online from the comfort of my home though. :D