We’ve got more characters this year: a teddy bear, Christmas presents inside the sled, and a snow family.
The lights from a different angle
Yep, as every year: Charlie Brown and Snoopy are back!
The new teddy bear
The Christmas lights on the house and the frontyard are up, now. This year we have several new additions: there is a teddy bear, presents, and a whole snow. If the snow is not coming to Texas, we’ll make it look like Winter in the Lone Star State. At least in the part where we live in Texas, it hasn’t been snowing for quite some time.
I like my new decorative Santa. Now, I just need to find something to keep Ozzy away from him.
And the Christmas/Yule Season begins …
THE SEASON of all seasons has begun. Today, we’ve got the Christmas tree, some decorations, a 3-foot Santa, and some more German gingerbread cookies. We’ve tried to make a big D-tour around the Black Friday shoppers, and it seemed to work. Since it rained all day, the tree is wet and needs to try a little bit, before Kevin can hang up the lights and I can start with hanging the ornaments. Since Ozzy never had a Christmas before, he is quite interested in this tree. I will keep you updated, how it goes throughout the Season. I’m sure, I won’t put cardinal ornaments on our tree anymore. Chewbacca “killed” the last one. 🐦🎄😹
Every year, The Colony Central Fire Station celebrates the Season with lots of Christmas lights and music. One year, a police office started the Light-o-Rama at his house across the park. The Fire Department liked it so much, they got some volunteers to help with their light-o-Rama, and it became a tradition. After the Parade of Lights, Santa flips the switch and turns on the lights at the Fire Station, in early December. From that day on, we citizens of The Colony can sit in the parking lot, tune our radio and listen to the music, while watching the lights, until after New Year.
Christmas Lights at The Colony Central Fire Station I
Christmas Lights at The Colony Central Fire Station II
Christmas Lights at The Colony Central Fire Station III
Christmas Lights at The Colony Central Fire Station IV
“Mom, one week is sooo long away!”
Christmas is one week away, and I finally wrapped the presents. When Sara came home from school, she was so excited seeing some packages under the tree. But this evening, she looked at the tree and said: “Mom, one week is sooo long away!” “Yes, my dear! One week can be long. But you will have a lot of fun in the meantime. And then, one morning you’ll wake up, and Santa was here”, I replied.
Tonight was Katelynn’s first Winter Concert performance as a High School student. Next to “Stille Nacht” (German for “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber), the Synphonic Band also performed “Bravura” (C. E. Duble), “Old Days” (James Pankow) and “Jingle Bells” (James Pierpont).
“Mom, I’m in a hurry! The Symphonic Band performs first. And we all need to be on the stage, soon.”
Katelynn performs The Winter Concert in her school’s Symphonic Band, tonight. She’s excited.
Here is “Stille Nacht” performed by TCHS Symphonic Band:
Santa Claus in Christmas lights bokeh
“HO-HO-HO! Merry Christmas!”
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Joshua loves the beautiful Christmas Season. Once, he gets used to the tree being in our house, he enjoys being around it. All these lights and ornaments look so pretty for a cat. And sometimes there is this temptation to play with them. First, Kevin and I were concerned with the cats being around the real tree. But overall, Josh’ and Chewbacca are well behaved around the Fraser Fir. Once in a while, they sniff on the branches while and decide to nap under it for a couple of hours, before it becomes boring and they move on.
“Look at all these lights ….”
” … and the ornaments on the tree!”