Today I experienced my first Black Friday ever! The one day of the year that it is normal to wait outside in the freezing, Idaho cold for hours on end!
We went to bed around 11:30pm and woke up at 2:45am to drive to Idaho Falls from Rexburg, a 30 minute drive. We went with our friends, Brian & Tara Johnson. They dropped us off at Wal-Mart around 3:45 where we hunted for the movies that we wanted, and we got 5 movies for $20. Andrew and I then walked down the street to Target and stood in line for 30 minutes before it opened. Once the store opened, we got inside and once again searched the store for a few more movies, and we only got 2 more. I almost got trampled by some impatient shoppers and their carts! The Johnsons picked us up and we all headed over to the mall, for more shopping. By this time, it was only about 5:30 in the morning, and the lines were already dying down at the mall. I got some new pants and a new shirt, and we bought a new game: Ticket to Ride - Marklin (Germany). (We have already played it twice today since we got home.) After we finished at the mall, the Johnson's wanted to make one more stop at Fred Myers for some good deals on socks. We made it back to Rexburg before 9:30 am.
I don't know why I have never gone shopping on Black Friday before, but the madness is what makes it such a great experience! I am very tempted to make it a tradition, it's pretty exciting!
Now for an update on our lives:
We graduate in 1 MONTH!!! We are pretty excited to be done with school! After we graduate, Andrew will be taking a 2nd internship with a tax firm in St. George, UT. He will then probably have to go to grad school for another year. I will be working as a secretary at the same office during the tax season. We are pretty excited to both have jobs for at least the first 3 months after we graduate.
My swim team here at BYU-I won championships! It was pretty exciting and it is only the 2nd championship team that I have been on here at BYU-I. The first championship team I was on was my very first semester here, Fall 2005. It was very sweet to be on the championship team for my very first and very last semesters.
As swimmers of Rexburg, we got invited to swim against Utah State's club swim team in Logan, UT. The meet is on Dec. 5 @ 2pm at the USU's swimming pool. I'm pretty excited to have one last howrah with all my good friends from the swim program!