"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pulling the Adoption Card...

Elizabeth and her Dad headed out bright and early at 4:00 a.m. to partake in the Black Friday festivities. It's become sort of a tradition with them...time for the two of them just to be together to scout out good deals and enjoy a Starbucks.

This year, they went to WalMart first. Elizabeth said it was beyond crazy. Elizabeth really wanted to get a pink guitar for Bella ($15) for Christmas. They didn't know that the specials they wanted didn't begin until 5:00 a.m. So, she resorted to hovering over the shrink-wrapped pod of guitars with the other frenzied moms until they were given the "OK". Elizabeth reported that all the moms were conferring amongst themselves saying "So, how many and what color do you want?" Finally, Elizabeth said she spoke up and said, "Well, I only want ONE pink guitar...and it's for my new little sister we just adopted from an Eastern European orphanage." She said it was suddenly silent as all the out-of-control moms just looked at her, puzzled, and then smiled.

We laughed so hard when she came home and told her story. Way to "pull the adoption card", Elizabeth! Oh, and she got the guitar---just don't tell Bella! :)

8 comments:

  1. Hey, whatever it takes!! I know she'll love the guitar! She loves to sing and dance and loved playing with with her TX cousin's guitar.
    We won't tell her! We didn't brave the craziness. I did do a little online shopping and it was nice and quiet! :-)

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  2. Hi Karla! Yes, that's how I did my Christmas shopping too...in my robe with a hot cup of coffee! I told E how much Bella loved your girls guitar...so when we saw one for $15, that's what E was determined to get for her little sister!

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  3. Hey I have no problem with pulling the adoption card! LOL
    Paula, I just can't get over how a little girl on the RR tree looks like your Bella in a miniature size - her name is "Ashleigh-12" :)

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  4. Mandy, I had to go and find her and YES, she does look a lot like Bella. Stop tempting me...LOL :)

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  5. How funny!! My mom uses the "adoption card" all the time with us! LOL Whatever works!

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  6. Paula- orphange 12 is EASY!!! That's where Patrick is from :)

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  7. Lyndi, Not you too...Kevin just laughed and said he feels like he is being ganged up on....

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  8. Not ganging up on, just "nudging" heehee

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