Black Friday shopping has been our tradition for years! As a matter of fact, shopping for Christmas gifts together has been our tradition since Amy and I were dating. Coupled with today’s economy, it was even more imperative that we get good deals for this year’s gifts.
We did something different this year- we started Black Friday at midnight. The Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe opened its doors at 11:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. So instead of going to bed, we got in our car and headed to the mall. We left the house a little bit after midnight. After fighting traffic towards the mall, God blessed us with a parking spot within a few minutes.
When we got in the mall, it was literally filled wit thousands of people. I talked to my Dad and told him that it was like going to Disneyland except there was no ride at the end of the line. We left the mall at about 4:30 a.m. Then we hit Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, and Radio Shack.
We then ended the day eating breakfast at Paradise Bakery (I should say Amy ended her day). I continued until noon shopping for Amy’s gifts. It was a great day and yes, next year we will have a baby to bring with us- not to show our baby off but so that the stroller can help carry some of our stuff. 🙂