This is the best time of year. I think the Christmas season starts with Black Friday. I must admit that I look forward to Black Friday, even more than Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving night all the girls look at the ads, and put together our game plans. It's the best. This year Betty, Juli and I started the morning at about 4:30am. We started at Wal-Mart, then Target and then we hit the Mall. We used Betty's double stroller for our shopping cart. People kept peeking in to find the baby...no babies here! Just the mamma's on a mission!
Yesterday, the Festival of Trees, began in Vacaville. This is a fundraiser for the Opportunity House, which is the shelter for women and children. Businesses and groups decorate unbelievable trees, and people bid on them. They also sell donated treats and crafts. I worked the craft table in the morning. It's such a great event. It usually earns about $130,000.00.
Last night was Merriment on Main. Downtown Vacaville is closed off and we light the tree. Booths are set up all along the streets and serve treats and hot chocolate. Different group entertain along the streets as well. It's a fun night that gives us the small town feel of Vacaville. We really like living here. My Mom, Juli and Max went as well. Ater we all went to Juli's house for Hot Chocolate and watched Polar Express.