This year was the second time, Katelynn participated in the High School band in The Colony Parade of Lights. We also were excited to see the Grinch coming back, after he was taking a break last year. It seems like Mr. Grinch is more popular than Santa, in our city. Poor Santa! 😉
The Colony Youth Soccer Association
The Colony Parade of Lights
The Jeep Club
The Dietz Family
As every year, a lot of other community members participated in the parade as well: There were the Cup Scouts, The Colony Youth Soccer Association, the local Jeep Club, The Dietz Family (which would get my vote for best decorated vehicle/float, if there was a competition. They have this cute Winter set up with the Ferris Wheel and the Carousel.) Just to name some of the participants.
Santa Clause Garden Globe
And the Christmas/Yule Season begins …
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
This evening’s sunset
The Christmas light icicles after tonight’s sunset
Our lovely LED Santa Garden Globe
Our lit teddy bear
The Waxing Crescent Moon & Christmas Lights
The light chain on our roof
🎅 Tis The Season To Be Jolly 🤶
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. 🐦🎄😹
On Christmas Eve, we all finally can take it easy. Santa is with his reindeer and his big sleigh full of presents on his way. Right now, he’s probably over Western Russia or Eastern Europe, while I write this. I hope, he brings me lots of health for 2019. This year was a bit rough for me.
The girls went with Kevin to see “Small Foot” in the Cinema, this morning. And all what is left, Sara and I have to prepare some reindeer food. We use “Fruity Pebbles” cereal and add some glitter to it. Maybe Rudolph “steals” another carrot out of our garden, tonight. Who knows? 😉 He’s very welcome to have a healthy snack. The reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen are welcome as well. I should make it a tradition, growing carrots for Christmas. 😀
Kevin and I also celebrate being 18 years together, today. It’s another reason, why Christmas Eve and Christmas is extra special in our house. ❤
Kevin and I celebrated our first Christmas together, back in 2000.
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.