Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire....

Tonight would've been a fabulous night to have a fire going. Unfortunately, I forgot to pick up logs so pillar candles are going to have to do the trick.

Can you believe Christmas is two weeks away? I absolutely can not.
Clearly, time is going by far too quickly for this girl.
Holiday cards....still not ordered yet.

I think Friday is going to be the first night of our annual Christmas Lights jaunts; I get home from work, the kiddies get changed into their cozy clothes and have dinner. We pack up hot cocoa for the road, and drive to different parts of our town and other neighboring communities on each time out to admire all the pretty lighting displays. We have Christmas music playing, and it's one of the few times that the kids don't fight with each other and we just have a really great time. It's probably one of my most favorite traditions -- and one that I'll be sad when they outgrow. It's just nice quality time -- and it doesn't cost more than a gallon of gas.

What traditions do you have at the holidays that are really quite simple - but yet so meaningful?

1 comment:

Nichole M said...

We have one that is similar to yours. In my home town, there is one particular street that has SUPER tall trees and some of the oldest, nicest homes in the city. The whole street for several miles has nearly every house decorated and lights hung on those huge pine trees that line the street. the neigbhorhood is also special because it doesn't have sidewalks or street lights. So all the lighting comes from the decorations. Regular traffic is not allowed and all traffic goes one way... slowly... so everyone can see all the displays. People come from all over to see it.