My girlie and I took a trip to the Magical Forest! Put on to support Opportunity Village, it features a walking path of lighting and decorations, along with food, a train, miniature golf, giant slide, carousel and this year a 3-D elf house.
Since it was just her and I, we traveled at our leisure. We had wrist bands to ride anything we wanted, but the lines were LONG. This was the first year she was ok with skipping the rides because of not wanting to wait in line. She thought I was bothered by that, thinking she wasn't "fun" anymore. I told her it made her even "cooler." Once I told her I didn't really want to wait in line for 30 minutes for a 30 second ride either, she had a big smile on her face. It reminds me that you never know someone's point of view until you ask. It's always good to ask.
The pictures aren't great because I just had my iPhone, and it was dark, but you get the idea. It was FUN!
With our 3-D glasses on, in the Elf House, taken in the reflection in globe designed to make everything "pop!"
Christmas cookies are my favorite! I love sending them to friends and family and imagining the smile they have when they open the package.
I'm loving taking pictures of the Christmas decorations! Something different, pretty and entertaining for me. :-)
I love Christmas! It's finally time to get out the decorations. Since I was 16 and worked at Hallmark for six months, I have been kinda crazy about collecting Hallmark ornaments. I have lots of boxes of ornaments now. So many in fact, that I don't get them all out every year because by the time I get to some of them, I'm too worn out to keep going. Silly, I know. :-)
I hardly buy any ornaments now. I limit myself to one ornament a year, and only buy when they are on sale the day after Christmas because I have a lot already and the storage of them all is getting out of control. :-) Now I really appreciate the one ornaI buy because it usually represents something of importance for that year - like something we did, or really like, or a hobby that we really got into.
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