Monday, December 17, 2012

A Christmas-y Weekend Recap

Hello, dear friends.
I am grateful for another safe and productive weekend. With the recent tragic event in our nation, my heart was heavy this weekend. I made a concerted effort to keep my focus on Christmas. Here's a little look at what I was up to:

Doug went north with his brothers for the weekend, and I was a busy bee around here. Fancy and Whiskers, on the other hand, pretty much took it easy.

Have I told you lately how much I love Instagram? When I upload a photo I try every filter before choosing the one that suits me. It's awesome that way.

Doug and I came home from our Friday night date to find a little surprise from Carrie. I love when that happens.

I love making gift baskets, and this past weekend I made a few. This one went to my brother, Tim, and his family.

Saturday night Carrie and I went to my niece Savannah's performance in the Nutcracker. This was her 6th {or 7th?} year performing, and she even had a solo this time ~ beautiful! My favorite part of the whole thing was the great big smile she had on her face during the entire performance. This girl has always held a special place in my heart.

Oh, and there's this guy - Savannah's older brother, Ryne. I really him too. {And I'm going to promote the heck out of his music every chance I get! Favorite song is Baggage.}

After the ballet, Carrie and I decided to take a little detour on the way home and stop at a drive-through Christmas light display. It was pretty, kind of silly, and I loved every bit of it. Carrie and I sang Christmas carols and ate fast food, and now I can say I've been to a drive-through Christmas light display. {Local friends, this is at Thomas and the 202 on the west side of town. Kind of cool, a bit pricey - $20.}

My favorite parts were the places you actually drove through tunnels of lights:

And with that, I'm ready to tackle the week ahead.

I would like to end this weekend recap with a reminder that a whole bunch of random acts of kindness are in order on our planet right now. Let's all do our part to raise the love factor in order to compensate for the evil that crops up from time to time.

14 comments:

Sian said...

Amen to that thought! There is always room for more kindness. I have a plan for this afternoon :)

Cheri said...

looks like a wonderful Christmassy weekend! And I second the thought that the world is sorely in need of a HUGE influx of random acts of kindness! Or even not-so-random acts of kindness...

scrappyjacky said...

The lights look wonderful...and sounds like the perfect christmasy weekend.
We certainly need acts of kindness right now....and we can never have too many of them at any time.

debs14 said...

Love that tunnel of lights.
Kindness doesn't have to cost anything, there's no excuse not to pass it all around!

Karen said...

What a lovely weekend. And I agree we need to try a little harder in the kindness area.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Looks like an awesome weekend Deb. And yes! - let's spread a little kindness!

Margaret said...

Glad you kept the Yuletide bright. I think we should all do random acts of kindness, and I will.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love Carrie's present! And that tunnel of lights is fantastic!
Rinda

Rhona said...

Kindness is badly needed at this time. Love the lights, especially the tunnel x

Irene said...

I guess it is pricey to help pay for the pricey electric bill. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Merry Christmas!

humel said...

Lovely uplifting post, my dear friend. You've got me thinking right now about little things I can do to make a difference. Thank you for that xx

Louise said...

oh wow just look at those light tunnels. they look fantastic.

Karen said...

More gorgeous photos (I'm commenting in reverse order). I would LOVE to find lights like that to photograph, and a clear night to do it would be nice. It's been raining here for several days.

The events of last Friday did me in. Maybe it's the 37 years I spent in an elementary school, feeling safe or the fact that I have two grandchildren headed toward school. I hope the new openness to discuss gun control and the need for better mental health services for young people results in some action, not just rhetoric.

Alison said...

I'm all for random acts of kindness, especially after last week's tragic events...love your Christmas prep!
Alison xx

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