Well, the Christmas season is upon us. I am so looking to forward to this year because Kailee is a little older now, and I love to see the excitement on her face just talking about Santa. I have to say, last year, watching her walk down the stairs and seeing what Santa left her….it’s what Christmas is all about! She was so excited that she giggled so crazily, so I can only imagine what this year will bring. br /br /So, I have already started shopping. This is the earliest I’ve ever done it. And I have to say, I have become crazy about a href=”http://bfads.net/”Black Friday/a. Yes, I was always the one to say what the heck is sooo important to get that you get up at 4am to drive and wait in this ridiculously long line to save what??? Maybe $50? But a few years ago, I started going out, not quite that early, but I may leave around 7 and head out to see what I can get. I have sorta made it a sport. My sister has joined me in the craziness, and we just make a morning out of it. No kids, no spouses. Just us girls. However, this is not for everyone. Don’t expect to go out early in the morning to get some good deals and not have to wait in long lines, find parking anywhere near the entrance of the building, or even a shopping cart some times. It’s just expected! I hate going out and hearing people complaining the entire time their in line, being rude to others, and worse…I actually saw someone get out of their car to fight someone b/c they took their parking spot. I KID YOU NOT! br /br /So this leads me into this year. So if you are a parent, you will appreciate this! This years’ toy that every parent is trying to get their hands on are a href=”http://www.zhuzhupets.com”Zhu Zhu pets/a. They are this little hamster that when you push in their nose they squeek and actually scurry around. You can buy different habitats for them and connect them to make your own dwelling. Here’s the commercial.br /br /object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” data=”http://www.kidstube.com/flvplayer.swf” quality=”high” width=”450″ height=”367″param name=”movie” value=”http://www.kidstube.com/flvplayer.swf” /param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true” /param name=”FlashVars” value=”file=J2qGIk5aB4gSrlFfxL2S.flvplugins=drelated-1drelated.dxmlpath=http://www.kidstube.com/rssmotion.php?type=drelateddrelated.dposition=topdrelated.dtarget=_blankdrelated.dskin=http://www.kidstube.com/jwplayerskins/grayskin.swfstreamer=http://www.kidstube.com/xmoov.phplink=http://www.kidstube.com/play.php?vid=19624linkfromdisplay=truelinktarget=_selfwidth=450height=367displaywidth=450displayheight=347showstop=trueoverstretch=fitshowfsbutton=falseimage=http://www.kidstube.com/uploads/thumbs/J2qGIk5aB4gSrlFfxL2S.jpgbackcolor=0xfffffffrontcolor=0x000lightcolor=0x000screencolor=0xe7e7e7logo=http://www.kidstube.com/templates/images/playerlogo/logo.pngautostart=falsebufferlength=8″ /param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” /param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always” //objectbr /br /br /So, a few weeks ago I was told that a href=”http://www.walmart.com”Walmart/a would have around 30 of them for a big ad they had coming out on Sunday, sale starting at 7am. Rylan happened to wake up around 6:15 to eat, so after he was done, I thought I’d head out and take my chances. I get there, and who do I see in line, but my dad! He had decided to try to get there since he thought I wouldn’t. There were about 12 other people waiting. I was so surprised, I was going to get one! As I was talking with my dad, an employee came out to hand out numbers. She was telling everyone that it would be only one per person, and that they had received 2 shipments, so they’ll have plenty for everyone. So I went up to her to tell her that I hadn’t received a number yet, and that’s when all hell broke loose. The lady behind my dad went berzerk! I had not realized that no one had yet received a number, let alone that they had lined up. The employee had come by handing out the numbers, and since I was next to my dad handed me one, and the lady behind us lost it. She started yelling at me that she had been there since ten to six and the line was back there and I better get in the back of the line. So I told her to calm down, that there are plenty for everyone, repeating what the employee had said. And she would not stop, just yelling that she hadn’t waited there since 6 for me to cut, and I was absolutely blown away by this. So naturally, the italian in me came out, and I yelled back at her. I had had it! So I told her, my exact words were some like “There is only 15 of us here, there’s plenty for everyone.” And when she kept going, I finally said, Listen, you’re the reason why we have to have numbers and wait in line, you’re the reason why people get trampled on at these sales. Calm down, these are not life saving machines we’re in line for, these are pet toys…toys. Remember that.” And then she stopped. I think I embarrassed her enough that she couldn’t say anything else. The funny part is, when they came out to hand out the toys, they didn’t even line us up! So people who came even after me received them first. And the lady who yelled at me, well, she came back in to complain, her’s was broken!!!! And there were none left! Ha! Carma sucks huh! :)br /br /So everyone, please try to behave this holiday season!
Chicago Wedding and Portrait Photographer
Welcome to my blog!
I am Priscilla O'Sullivan, owner of Bellissima Photography and Design. We are a boutique photography studio located in Downers Grove IL, specializing in photographing children and weddings. They are so different, which is why I love photographing both! I decided to start this blog not to just showcase my beautiful clients, but to have an outlet to tell everyone a little about me, crazy and all! I was married in 2003 and remember all the headaches of planning and finding just the perfect match for my photographer. After that experience, that's how Bellissima was born! I chose the name because it means "beautiful" in Italian. What a perfect description for those moments that mean the most.
I am married to an amazing guy (James) who is constantly encouraging me to be the best version of me that I can. I am so lucky to not only have that, but I also have been blessed with two beautiful kids, Kailee and Rylan, which I'm sure you will see plenty of posts about! And lastly my two dogs, Bella and Brandy, who are Lab/Boxer mix dogs that we adopted. Our house is full, and I am so blessed to have so many great people in my life.
That's the basic scoop on me. Keep checking the posts to find out more!
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