Tuesday, December 6, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 39

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Walking in The Parade of Lights.

Griffin rode on his school float

for our small town parade last week.


It was a magical experience.


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We started our journey
on a street

that was lined by
all the floats waiting to be
in the parade.


It felt like being back stage
before a circus performance.

The energy was so exciting

as high school marching bands practiced,

Christmas lights flickered on,

and everyone got in place for the parade to start.


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The children were singing
and laughing

and jumping up and down
as the parade started moving

down the street.


Griffin was so thrilled

to be on the float with his

buddies from school.


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We followed behind to stay close,
just in case Griffin suddenly
wanted off the float.

Roger and I had so much fun
holding hands and waving
at all the crowds
as we walked in the parade.

The streets were lined
with smiling people
and twinkling lights.

It all looked so dreamy.


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The crowd got into the Christmas spirit.
A casual Santa was even there.


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We made a quick stop
at the judges table

and the children sang
their little hearts out.


Their float didn't win

but it didn't matter.


It was such a fun and amazing night.

What a great way to start

the holiday season!


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21 comments:

Singedwingangel said...

That looks like such fun. As a firefighter's wife our kids got first dibs on riding in parades on firetrucks or floats.. ahem as boys which do you think they chose solely for the ability to make noises and lights. Yeah.. you guessed it.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like so much fun. Pretty photos of the lights.

Priscilla said...

I love the holidays!

Here is ours:http://naturallymom.blogspot.com

Becs said...

Those lights are gorgeous. Love the picture of Santa with the balloons too.

Tiffany said...

What a special night!

Tiffany

Lisa said...

Great photos! How much fun for your son. I know he must have been excited! :)

SarahinSC said...

I LOVE a night parade! This year we had to go to a daytime parade and forego the night one. Made me sad. :(

Pieni Lintu said...

Have a nice week!!! <3

Ashley Sisk said...

How fun - we did something very similar this past weekend.

Linda D. said...

So charming and "little town" (in a good way). Reminded me of my fav holiday movie, "It's a Wonderful Life".. enjoy!

Vanessa said...

It looks so cool there. How fun to be in a parade.

Karen Mortensen said...

What a fun, fun time. That looked like so much fun.

Sarah said...

Aww. How fun. Gorgeous shots.

Tima said...

This looks like a wonderful evening. Don't you just love the holidays?

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

How cool- I remember those days of marching in the parade. It's just as exciting as watching it.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous pictures, Leigh! Your photography is great and it looks like an awesome time! Everything looks so magical! :)

Susan said...

Looks and sounds like a fun parade! Such pretty lights!

Ducky said...

How amazing and magical! These are the moments I love about small towns. Lucky lucky you <3

Christina Klas said...

Oh how I wish we had parades!! Looks lovely!

Sue said...

I love this little piece of Americana. I'm glad he got the chance to be on a float in the Christmas parade. How exciting!

=)

Kristy said...

Such a special night!