As a child, I remember thinking that Christmas would never get here - that twenty-four days of December was an eternity ... oh, how I wish for those days again.
So we started the season this past weekend by decorating the house. I'm happy to say that with an exception of the 'live' Christmas tree that goes in our living room - our house is complete. (Oh dear, I am forgetting the trees in each of the kids' rooms - something Anna reminds me of HOURLY - we'll hopefully get those up tonight.)
It helped to have a set goal in mind - my friend Nici and I are hosting a home show for several local vendors on Friday - so I had the incentive not only to have a clean house, but also a festive one, and thankfully we were able to get it all complete.
Sunday afternoon we voyaged out to Uncle Harry and Aunt Mary's house to watch the annual Batesburg-Leesville Christmas parade in Deonne's hometown.
And as with all Christmas parades, this one ended with SANTA. Just in case you couldn't recognize the star himself sitting atop his sleigh...
Oh, what a fun kick-off to our holiday festivities.