Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

Black Friday in Camden, Arkansas, population less than 14,000, doesn't have quite the frenzie normally associated with the biggest shopping day of the year. Although Jayme briefly contemplated being at Wal-Mart for a 5 a.m. opening, she decided there wasn't really anything she needed that badly, and truthfully we weren't too sure the Camden Wal-Mart would be opening early anyway.

So we girls opted instead for Four Seasons' 9 a.m. opening. In fact, a trip to Four Seasons to check out Frank's mantel is a Walker family tradition for the day after Thanksgiving, and we usually end up with some new greenery and an ornament or two. This year's mantel features the Three Wise Men along with some cool artificial pine cones. We could smell the smoke from the wood-burning fireplace before we even went inside.

As for our purchases, Jayme bought two vintage looking postcard ornaments, Kate found two cute snowmen, and J.B. and I settled on the Santa covered with a glass dome. As usual, Susie spotted the best looking greenery.

To top it off, we got back to Mema's in plenty of time to watch the Hogs upset LSU 31-30. In fact Kate and Wes made it to Little Rock and were in their seats at War Memorial Stadium for the kick off. A great way to end the Thanksgiving weekend.


the osbornes said...

Cute stuff!! Wish we could be two places at once

Anonymous said...

Kathy, You are so right about Mema's wonderful cinnamon glad the great-grands are now getting to enjoy what the grands did. Frank's mantel looks beautiful..why didn't you post the pic with you in it?..wish Joy and Frank could see your blog..I will send the pic to my friends who have heard about that mantel for was so fun seeing you and L-bow at Mema's..I know yesterday was Papa's birthday..wonder how many times he ran to the store to get more Sunbeam bread for C-toast?????Susie