Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmastime Fun

We had a great weekend enjoying the snow and lots of holiday fun.  Friday night we went to get our Christmas tree.  We love the small family tree farm that we found a few years ago.  They are so nice and the trees are so reasonably priced.

With in a minute of arriving I spotted our tree and knew it was "The Tree of 2010".  I pretended to check out a few others, but I knew who we'd be going home with.  I thought it looked kind of small, but that's probably because all the other trees around it were at least a foot taller.  As it is, the one we got, with star on top is touching the ceiling of our living room.
We spent the rest of the evening decorating the tree. It's always such a bittersweet time as I pull out ornaments from Christmas' past and am flooded with memories and missing.  The tree looks perfect and I just love walking past it; I smile every time.  There is something special about the glow of the Christmas lights while watching the snow falling outside.  Love it.
I also love this kid.  He and Haven loved the tree farm and had fun running around.  Saturday night our Christmastime fun continued as we headed to the Lebanon Christmas Parade.  We invited our home group to join us and we found some prime seating for all the kids to enjoy the show.  It was cold and snowing, but it added to the fun of the night.
We drank hot chocolate, ate caramel corn and maybe tried to catch a snowflake or two while we watched 130 horse drawn carriages go past.
Mati loved the snow and the horses and was just delighted with the whole experience.  He yelled, "Merry Christmas, to you!" at all the horses and people walking past.

Cale and I were bundled up tight with layer upon layer.  But what exactly is Cale doing with his scarf?  I don't know either.  But he stayed warm and that's all that really matters.  And he helped me when I spilled hot chocolate all over.  And ate my caramel corn with his big lobster gloves one.  And he's mine.
Sharing the parade with sweet friends made it even better this year.  We love our home group and love that they wanted to brave the cold with us.  I love these girls and am so thankful to have them in my life!

A fun weekend full of Christmas fun.  Did you do anything fun this weekend?


Amber said...

looks like so much fun! and cute hat on you :)

jess said...

and i like your coat.

Marisa said...

Looks like fun! I always forget about the Lebanon parade, but i think for at least the past 2 years it's been the first weekend in December, which means Brian is gone all weekend. I'm not brave enough to go to the parade without him :) Maybe in a couple years when the kids are older. Glad you had a great time!