Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I feel like we live across the street from the Griswalds - two houses that go all out for Christmas every year with a ton of lights and decorations. The other houses around us all do lights too and we are usually the only one of the neighbors that don't, but this year Dave surprised us all and put some up. They are simple but look really cute and the boys were so excited and they love to go out and look at them. That is one of their favorite things to do - look at the Christmas lights as we drive around. My sister's in-laws do a whole huge light show in their front yard that is all coordinated with music - you drive up to their house, turn your radio to a certain station and the lights dance to the music. We did that last week and last night we went to the Cactus Garden at Ethel M. and walked around looking at the lights there. The kids had a good time running around (we went with our friends Kevin and Jessica and their kids Luke and Katelyn) and afterwards we drove around until we found a doughnut shop to stop for a treat. It was a fun night and the lights and the cold, the doughnuts and hot chocolate afterwards made it feel a little more like Christmas.