Wednesday, December 7, 2011

fantasy in lights









the afternoon started out with dad, mom and i stopping at jim-n-nick's bbq to grab a picnic supper. we dropped by the university to pick up india and then to dallas and marli's work. the excitement rose as the sun fell. we piled in the truck. pulling out the bbq and buns we enjoyed our feast during the one-and-a-half hour drive to our awaiting destination. christmas music playing in the background, we talked about our day... school grades, phone calls that had been made at work, jokes that had been played and of what was to come. early christmas gifts were opened with great surprise {boots and a laptop for india, ornaments for us kiddos} as dad pushed the pedal a little harder since we were running thirty minutes behind. finally, we got there. one of our favorite places in the world, calloway gardens. for to see the grandeur of the christmas lights we had come. and oh how grand they were. after boarding the trolley, we covered ourselves with flannel blankets and rolled off. christmas carols were jovially sung by all aboard and we laughed at the many hilarious comments made by those sitting behind us. we viewed in awe the life-like animated lights of drummer boys, nutcrackers, frog jumping into pond, mrs. clause country band and so many more. snowflake land and the twelve days of christmas were a favorite. all too quickly, the ride sadly came to an end. we made our way to the great big tent, warming ourselves as we browsed the items for sale. as all days do, the night was quickly coming to an end. we climbed into the truck with high hopes of coming back next year and great memories made.


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14 comments:

Sherri said...

This seems like so much fun! I love Christmas lights! Thanks for sharing the love :)

Emma Frances said...

I love this! What a fun day!! :)

Jessica said...

sounds fun!♥ i've always loved the lights, even though i don't do the holiday.

Anonymous said...

So glad I have buddies who love Christmas caroling on the holly jolly Callaway trolly, through the assortment of holiday lights. Sweet memories...
Love, Mom

Elle Sees said...

Omg where do u live? That's like one of my fave places too, I'm going this weekend. And thanks for the giveaway shout out! And the comment. I was so upset because three ppl didn't read my post Obviously!!! So your comment cheered me up. Eye scrubs! Yeah!

Gentri said...

Love this so much! It sounds like such a fun night!!

Carrie said...

I have always wanted to go to Callaway Gardens how beautiful!!!!

Maybe we will get some snow :)

Carrie

I am following you now too

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

Is that Calloway Gardens in Georgia? I've only been there once, but their Christmas lights are so amazing!!

kaitlin said...

sounds like a wonderful time! what's going on in the picture with the boat ha ha? Is he begging for her to buy it for him?

Dearest Lou said...

Gee how pretty looks like you guys had a wonderful evening<3

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

So pretty, sounds like a wonderful time!

my soul is the sky said...

oh my gosh i loved seeing your family and your parents! so crazy how much you look like them, duh :) hahaha. your evening sounds great, thanks for sharing!

Yara Simón said...

Sounds like a great place. I still haven't checked out all the great Christmassy stuff in my new city. I think it'll have to wait another year.

Purposely at Home said...

i just got bored with school and thought i'd pay a visit... :P

yay! whoo-hoo for fun late nights spent at Calloway. ;D fyi, it didn't help any that you and daddy fell asleep when we were going home....thanks to Cornerstone, we are still alive and kickin'. ;D hahahaha! love you tons, sis.

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