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Fun Facts Friday {11/28}

by Courtney on November 29, 2013

1. Happy Black Friday to you all! Just in case I wasn’t aware, opening up my inbox would have quickly solved that. Holy email overload.

2. I did not, nor do I plan on partaking in any Black Friday shopping. Call me crazy, but I just don’t get that rush from being stampeded by a bunch of huge crowds at the crack of dawn. Granted, I was still up at the crack of dawn, since a certain someone had quite the #2 blow out…but then he let us sleep in until 8:30 this morning. Eight freakin thirty. Halleluiah.

3. Lucas turned four months on Wednesday. How is that possible?


Consensus is that he’s starting to get my eyes. And if there’s anyone who would like to agree with that, then I will love you forever. I’m hoping to put together his monthly recap sometime this weekend while it’s still fresh in the ol’ noggin.

4. For those of you who may be looking for some handmade gifts to give for Christmas (or just for yourself!), I’ve got to tell you about my friend, Nancy. She just started here own site, njg designs, selling beautiful, hand-knit women and men’s scarfs, gloves, socks, blankets, baby clothes and special occasion items.

And from now through Cyber Monday, she’s having a special Black Friday deal, so be sure to check it out.

5. To all of my friends here in the U.S., Happy belated Thanksgiving! And to those of you who celebrate, Happy Hanukkah to you, too! Or should I say, Happy Thansgivukkah? I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with family and friends, and all sorts of delicious food.

6. Our Thanksgiving was just awesome. Honestly, I was sort of worried with Lucas being out all day and becoming a cranky pants, but he did so, so great.



I’ll be sure to give a full recap on Monday when I’ve got a little more time.

7. FYI: I still have no heard from the winners of both the Reebok Custom Shoe Giveaway AND the Custom Ornament Giveaway. Be sure to check out the linked posts here to see whether or not it was you!

8. Today’s Fun Facts is a short one since both Jay and I are off and today is the day to put up the Christmas tree! I can’t wait to see Lucas’s face once it’s all lit up. Smile

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend, everyone!

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1 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat November 29, 2013 at 11:35 am

I will not be shopping on Black Friday either! I have no desire whatsoever to fight the crowds. I’d much rather do my shopping online. So much easier that way! So glad you all had a nice Thanksgiving! I can’t believe it’s already over. The day flew by so quickly!

Have a great weekend!
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2 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries November 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

So glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving! I was a little worried about Hunter being fussy too, but he ended up doing amazing – even better than he does some days at home! We’re putting up our Christmas decor this weekend, and I’m so darn excited! xoxo
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3 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health November 29, 2013 at 11:41 am

I agree that he has your eyes but he still has some of Jay’s features too. He’s got the best of the both of you! ;)

His first Christmas is going to be a memorable, I’m sure. He’ll probably just stare for hours at the lights on the tree. Shoot, I know I do.

Have a good weekend!
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4 Linz @ Itz Linz November 29, 2013 at 11:47 am

I’m treating myself to a mani/pedi today – way better than Black Friday shopping with all the crazies!!
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5 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl November 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Sounds like Lucas had a great first Thanksgiving!! Have fun putting the tree up!
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6 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun November 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Glad to hear you all had a great Thanksgiving! We are heading out to shop around a little bit. I like to let the crowds wear off and then enjoy it some!
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7 Presley @ Run Pretty November 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I love when babies surprise you and act totally nonchalant about long, busy days. Maddux was a trooper, too. We had two Thanksgiving dinners back-to-back so I was freaking nervous. Kids can be so chill sometimes. ;)
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8 Leigha @ Minougirl November 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Can’t believe how fast 4 months went! Lucas is just adorable :) The pic of you three is so cute! Have a great weekend Courtney:)
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9 Kaylie @ FitnessMovesYOU November 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Lucas totally has your eyes- what a cutie!!!! I can’t believe he is already 4months!
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10 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Glad you guys had a good thanksgiving!! I can’t believe he’s already 4 months!!
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11 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I can’t believe the little guy is 4 months already! And he’s going to be enthralled with the tree, I can’t wait to hear how he likes it!
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12 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life November 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I’ve never been Black Friday shopping but I really want to, just so I can say that I’ve done it!! Ahhh your family is just too perfect!
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13 Shel@PeachyPalate November 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Hope you have fun putting up the tree!!! Beautiful pic of the three of you and yes most definitely your dark dark eyes! He’s a beaut!


14 Carla November 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I also did not venture to the stores today. I can’t imagine that there is a deal that was worth it.

I’ll be putting up my tree tomorrow. My family is coming to celebrate on Sunday so I want it up for all of them.

Your little guy is just adorable!
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15 sarah November 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm

i couldn;t imagine participating in the black friday craziness either. we live five minutes from a bunch of outlets and the traffic getting over there and around our house is INSANE.
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16 Sanaz@runforcake November 29, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I agree Black Friday mall madness is crazy. A true sport for the truly brave. Looks like you had a great time yesterday. Happy thanksgiving!!


17 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 30, 2013 at 5:10 am

I am definitely not a black Friday person – online shopping is alright that day, but going into the stores is just madness! Way too stressful and crazy for me haha!

He is totally getting your eyes!! You both have obvious almond-shaped eyes that are so gorgeous (and handsome too ;) ).
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18 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 30, 2013 at 7:25 am

I’m putting my tree up this weekend as well! I’m sure this is going to be such a fun holiday time for you with it being Lucas’ first Christmas!
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19 Jennifer Rowe November 30, 2013 at 9:09 am

I know what you mean about Black Friday – this year, I am sticking to online deals!!

I also just sent you an email about the ornament (I hadn’t realized that I won – I’m so excited-this is the first giveaway I’ve ever one and the ornament will be so special to our family!!).


20 Kelly @ Femme Fitale November 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

Love the family pic! So sweet :)
I’m with you (and apparently all the other commenters) regarding Black Friday. Not my thing. I’d rather pay a little more money and shop in peace then deal with the mayhem. I was actually reading on the news about some ridiculous fist fights and human trampling that happened on Friday morning in the States and it honestly makes me sick. Seems so wrong that people can go from being thankful one day to threatening someone’s life over a $20 blender.
Have a wonderful weekend putting up your tree and getting into the Christmas spirit! It will be our first Christmas with our little guy as well, and I am so excited for it :)
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21 Kelly @ Femme Fitale November 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

“*than deal” (sorry… my typo bothers me- hah)
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22 Amy November 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Hello Courtney,
Oh, My Goodness!! I guess I am the winner of the Reebok Custom Shoe Giveaway!! I have been out for about a week (visiting family) and JUST now am getting caught up on my Blogs! I’m SO SORRY that it took me forever to respond to you!


I’m recently going through some financial strains, and will use all I have to purchase things for friends/family, but had planned on scrimping more on myself for the past 2 months (getting things that I only REALLY need for myself). Well, my current pair of running shoes have holes in them, but were still “decent” for cushioning/stability, but I’ve been “risking it” a bit b/c I know that worn-out shoes can spell foreboding injuries.

So, I’m super excited I won this Gift Card!

Here is my email address…

Let me know what I need to do (do you snail mail it to me, or email it to me)?

Thank you so much!


23 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life November 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Your little guy is just the cutest! I agree, he’s definitely starting to look like the both of you – especially the eyes! At first he looked completely like his dad…I wonder who he’ll look like 4 months from now? ;-)

It sounds like you three had a wonderful holiday!
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24 Chelsey November 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I’m always worried when we’re out for the entire day too, but the girls always exceed all expectations. Glad you had a great turkey day!


25 Caitlin December 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I cannot get over how it is possible for Lucas to get cuter each month but…he does! By the time he is 24 years old or so he will be too cute to even look at! :P
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26 Jess @ dearhealthyness December 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

Oh Baby Lucas is growing so fast! He is so beautiful! I’m shure he’ll enjoy his first Christmas tree :D
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27 Jess @ dearhealthyness December 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

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28 Tricia December 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Love the shirt you wore on Thanksgiving! Where did you get it!!


29 Courtney December 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Thanks! It’s from Old Navy, actually! :)


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