Apparently he is now a 16 year old girl.
The place that was not empty- the outlets. There were shuttles and overflow parking and all kinds of crowd control procedures in place. I snuck into the Carter's outlet and got the boys Christmas pajamas. I was borderline freaking out because they sold out online- as did my 4 back up plans. They had like 5 pairs left in the store and thankfully I was able to get the boys sizes. I also got them each a new pair of jeans at Children's Place for less than what one pair costs regularly. Those were the two goals of the outlets but we decided to walk around a bit more. We ate pretzels after Sam's Club and it wasn't nap time yet so we had time to kill. We passed the Nike Outlet and started talking about how I should really get a pair of shoes to wear in Disney. I don't want to wear my flat no support sandals to walk for 5 days straight. Those are the only shoes I own that are completely comfortable… but it could be rainy or freezing.. I'm also afraid my feet will hurt at the end of day one and I'll be miserable the rest of the week… Long story short- we went into the store and looked for some clearance sneakers that I wouldn't mind wearing with jeans. Well what do you know!! They had ONE pair of those Nike Free's that I liked in the discontinued color and they were my size! They were like half price with another 30% off this weekend so I grabbed them up. I am still pretty happy about that.
We had to wait to put our Christmas show on until the Iron Bowl ended and boyyyyy am I happy we waited. Did you see it? I said to Justin- that kid just made himself famous for the rest of his life and he is now simultaneously the most loved and hated individual in the state of Alabama. The craziest play ever. I love those moments in college football. Justin hatesssssss Alabama and I love an underdog win- especially one as amazing as that. One in a milllllion chance. Now I am sitting here typing and it is airing again an again on ESPN. They even showed videos of people watching it happen. If you don't know what I'm talking about you probably have zerooooo exposure to sports so you won't care anyway :) And just like that the #1 team in the country won't even get to play for their conference title. Crazy. ((I know one lady in Korea who is for sure screaming War Eagle and scaring everyone for a mile around. I just hope it's like 3 am there and someone calls the police on her thinking she's a threat/insane.))
Once the hype died down around here we watched the Grinch and had our hot chocolate. I love this family tradition. Every year we watch a Christmas show every night (well every night that we're home) and drink hot chocolate before bed until Christmas. I have the DVR going in full force recording everything I want them to watch so we can pick one each night. I kind of want to buy them a bunch more wintery/Christmasy pajamas for the sole purpose of watching Christmas shows in Christmas pajamas!