We did our yearly Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party again. Nan and Pop bought tickets and were supposed to come with us but Nan got a kidney stone so we transferred their tickets to Emily and Jovi’s names and took them and baby Ezra. It was so much fun. We rented a van and took them along for our craziness. We had a blast!
We weren’t expecting this. much. snow. The meteorologists made it sound like we’d get a dusting. It’s beautiful but it caused a lot of tree and power line damage. There were lots of people without power for days. Thankfully we only lost power for a short time. The tree in our front yard lost some big branches and fell on the car. It has been so warm here that the trees haven’t dropped all of their leaves yet so they were holding a lot more of this wet, heavy snow than they usually would. Branches are down everywhere. Our friend from the next neighborhood came over with a chain saw and helped us with the branches. Then he and Jared went around the neighborhood to help others with their trees. Our teenage neighbor was at our door early this morning asking if he could help with the tree. People are good. When it was safe to get out Jared went and got a portable heater and took it to a family in a trailer park that was out of power and cold. We offered our home to them, but the grandfather is old and to transport all of his meds and stuff would have been too much of a hassle for them so Jared made sure they would at least be warm. People are good. And the kids enjoyed playing all day long, every day, until it all melted. They also, on their own, went and shoveled neighbor’s driveways. It was their own idea too. People are good.
Thankful. Sun. Beach. Family. Need I say more?
For my birthday we went to The Lights Fest and it was beyond anything I was expecting. It was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. I was surprised when all of the lanterns started floating up in air I got all emotional. It was so magical and gorgeous. This is a must do at least once in a lifetime.