Black Friday Fun


I am not the typical Black Friday shopper. Ya’ll know that. For the last five years at least, I haven’t spent a dollar in a national chain store during the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year was no different.

I decorated the Christmas tree and put up some decorations around the house (photos to come later!). 

I also scored on two old solid wood doors at a local antique shop. These doors will eventually become a new headboard for our bed. I’m thinking something like this…


Or this…


Or this…


This one is cool, too...


Regardless of what I decide to do, I need to strip the paint from the doors, sand them down, and repaint them.

I also scored on a fireplace front.

Except, we don’t have a fireplace. But that’s ok, because I’m going to create a faux fireplace in our dining room. I hope to make it look like this…


With a splash of this…


And a smidge of this…


Or this one...


Over Thanksgiving weekend John and I also did respite care for a local foster family. Respite care is basically babysitting for foster families. Foster children can’t just have any babysitter – the caregiver has to be a licensed foster parent. While John and I are looking to adopt an infant from foster care, we realize that is highly unlikely because foster care infants are rare. We are exploring other options, but in the mean time we do respite care a few times a year for local foster families. The holiday season is usually the busiest.

We spent about 2 days with a little guy that was 8 weeks old! It’s been a long time since I’ve cared for a tiny baby. I babysat infants a lot in high school and was a nanny in college, so caring for this little dude was like riding a bike.

That's about it, guys. 

Over and out. 

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