Here are Jake and Cain showing off our new television--an early Christmas present to Marshall and myself, from ourselves. :)
Brooke and Marshall were up and out of the house before 5 this morning. They got home before 8 a.m. Brooke was only shopping to find a party dress and it didn't take her very long. She found an absolutely beautiful one, and while she tried dresses on, Marshall did a little shopping himself.
They woke me and Cain up when they got back to the house, and both of us got ready and we all went shopping again. I made Marshall return a VERY expensive gift that he bought me. I felt awful doing it, but Brooke said that he knew as soon as he paid for it that it would make me mad. LOL It was very, VERY sweet of him, but I told him that I'd rather have an HD television like we had been talking about--a gift for us both and not just me. He never, ever buys nice gifts for himself and I know the tv is something he will love--and he does. It looks amazing.
We shopped (mostly window-shopped) until late this evening. We had a wonderful time. We got home, heated up leftovers and relaxed. It has been a terrific day. Of course, in the back of my mind I kept thinking about my mom, but what can you do really?