Thursday, December 11, 2008

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I'd say I am done with all the decorating. I didn't go all out this year. I don't know why,but looking at all those 12 55 gallon sized buckets....I just kind of wanted to go simple this time. Just a little Christmas cheer here and there! I still have yet to take pictures though,I just haven't had the time.

The snow is really piling up outside making it really feel like the Christmas season.The lights really look nice against all the white snow. They just seem to twinkle more. This year we did the outside with colored lights. I really like how they stand out.

Today the younger two had there Christmas Concert at the school.This evening we took a ride to Calumet for a Tree Lighting ceremony. Its called the "Tree Of Love". We added this tradition last year to our must do list. I have donated or remembered a loved one for a few years,but until last year,never took part in the ceremony. This year was the 15th Annual Tree Of Love ceremony in memory of Jamie Jurmu who was 13 when she suddenly passed on.Her mother started this organization up to keep her memory alive. Why its special to us is our neice Sara passed away when she was just a little over a year old. Nicks brother and his wife were just devastated. This was in 1991.....So they have been there with Mrs Jurmu keeping Sara's memory alive. Steve and Suzette have had 4 children and this is their way to get through the holidays without their precious Sara. We started going because I feel I would like them to know that we will always remember her. Its a very touching short cememony,and to me a sad one. Many tears were shed this evening. I am just happy that I was able to be a part of it. Janet was represented with one of those bright lights along with a few others that I lit up.

Along the ride to and from we were able to check out the holiday lights. There doesn't seem to be as many as in the past years. That is sad to see....But the ones we did see were just so bright.It was nice to have sometime to relax and look around.

So take the time to look at the lights...They are so beautiful this time of year.....

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I don't ever feel like I'm done. :( Your decorations are beautiful! I'm a sucker for shiny and glittered.