Hey! I am going to be braving the streets and the stores
on Black Friday. My friends at the Mid-Valley McDonald's have
some great coupons that are only good on Black Friday! Make
sure you go to their website to print your coupons!
$1 off any of their McCafe
Drinks from 4am til 8am
Buy one get one FREE
Free Medium Drink and
Medium Frys with a large sandwich purchase!
go to www.mcoregon.com Pick one
of the stores in Stayton, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Corvallis, or
Philomath and then click on their Black Friday Deals to get these
Don't forget to Fuel up on
Friday so you can keep on shopping!!!!
Coupons are redeemable at the
following McDonald's® locations: Stayton, Lebanon, Sweet Home,
Corvallis, and Philomath
Don't laugh - I'm going grocery shopping today for Thanksgiving.
It's not as bad as it sounds. Dinner is at my sister's and I just
need a few things. But yes, I did wait until Tuesday before the big
day and I know that I'm headed into a grocery firestorm. Especially
since school was canceled today. Help me out here. Where are the
best deals, moms?
So, weeks ago I got on line at
Fandango and bought tickets for Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows part 1. My son and I went to the last one also at
midnight and he was so excited. Something new a different and
very grownup I might add.
Last night we went out for dinner to
his favorite place (Panda Express for the Orange Chicken) and then
headed to the theatre in Albany about 8pm. That's right...8pm
for the midnight movie. I knew how cold it was going to be
and wanted to make sure we got a place in line inside the
building. We took books, game boy, etc and settled in for the
wait. To my surprise the theatre got it right this
time. They cancelled all shows that had a roughly 9pm start
and sat people in their appropriate theatres as the last shows got
out. It was great because we got to sit in the theatre seats
for at least 2-3 hours which is way better than the ground!
Tanner and I got awesome seats right
behind the wheelchair ramp about halfway down which usually means
there is no one infront of him for 3 full rows and he has an
awesome view. We talked, giggled, drank caffeinated pop to
stay awake and generally had a great time as mom and son.
The movie was one of the best I
thought. It had a great deal of darkness to it as it leads up
to the finale and the epic battle of good and evil. But, this
was probably the funniest of the movies. There was a good
combo of the two.
*****If you are thinking about taking
your kids there are a few scenes with the large snake that are
super frightening. You might want to wait for DVD so you can
fast foward or be prepared to cover eyes and ears. If the
scenes had been in 3-D I think I might have wet my
I have had a few people ask why I
would take my 11 year old to a movie at midnight on a school
Well, my answer is that I only have 1
year until he gets to middle school and by then he might not want
to talk to me...ever! So, I try to take the opportunites I
can to show him how much I love him and want to spend time with
him. A midnight movie is no small undertaking. We
didn't get home til after 3 am and he is still sleeping now at 1230
in the afternoon. But, I guess breaking the rules about going
to school is ok every now and then. We spent some awesome
time together and it was special just me and him. In 5 years
no one will remember that he missed a day of school but HE will
remember his mom took him to his first and 2nd midnight
movies. Priceless memories.....
We are excited already for the final
installment of Harry Potter in 2011. Tanner has it on his
calendar so I can get tickets right away...Amazing...he is already
planning our next "DATE NIGHT".
Hope you have a great weekend....I
will be catching up on some sleep! Melissa
I was online today looking for some fun craft projects for the
kids to do. I found these adorable Marshmallow Pilgrim hats that
are not only cute but edible.
My daughter McKenna always likes to make sure to have place
cards for everyone at the table. I think you could write
peoples names on the brims and set them at each table
Let me know if you try these. I think it will be the
perfect craft for when Grandma comes this weekend!
Check out the link below to see a video and ingrediant
Need a push to get in the holiday spirit? Head to North
Albany Village tonight! Santa Claus will be in North
Albany Village to celebrate the annual Holiday Open House on
Thursday, November 18 from 6 to 7
Holiday carolers, kid's coloring area, and holiday treats of
cookies, candy and egg nog will be served. A free drawing will be
held for a 7' flocked Christmas Tree, gift baskets, poinsettias and
a 30" holiday wreath. In The Lens Photography will be on hand to
take photos of Santa with the children. See you there!
We know how busy all of you moms are going to be for the
holidays. Here is a quick greeting to let you know that we're all
in this together. Remember to take time to enjoy this holiday
season, and maybe even do something special for yourself!
Have fun with your holiday greetings.
Yourself today! It's fun and really easy.
Looking for a night out on the town
with a friend or loved one? Enter here for tickets to the
Albany Civic Theater - including gift certificates to local
Win a night on the town
A $40 gift certificate to Restaurants on First which
include Sybaris, Clemenza's and First Burger in Albany, OR and
two tickets to the ACT.
And for a night out with the kids: five packages of a $10 Arch
card from McDonald's and two tickets to the ACT.
Just leave a comment here and let
us know the last show you saw at the theater. We will randomly draw
six names on Friday, December 10th.
Kelley Reese's simple and inspiring
jewelry stylishly gives moms subtle reminders of important
qualities that we all embrace. To let all you moms out there
know that you are strong and beautiful, we are giving away Kelley
Reese's strength necklace, like the one pictured above.
In the comments section below, tell us about your strongest
holiday memory. We will randomly draw a name on Friday, December
10th to win the bracelet.
You can view her entire collection of gorgeous jewelry here.
There is no doubt that one of the hottest gift
items this holiday season will be Pillow Pets. Pillow Pets was
gracious enough to supply MOM Magazine with a Pillow Pet as part of
our holiday giveaway.
I was first introduced to the darling things while in Target one
day several months ago. I was happily walking down the isle when I
heard a grown woman scream "O. M. G. THEY HAVE PILLOW PETS!" I
watched her rush to an end cap filled with puppies, lady bugs and
unicorns. Soon after that, I started hearing about them
Does your child have a pillow pet? If yes, which one? If no, is
it on his/her wish list?
We will randomly select a winner on Friday, December 10th, so
check back often!
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