A new Christmas tradition!

Last night we bundled all seven of us (Grammy, Papa, Mimi, Moira, Ian, Collin and me) into the van to go look at Christmas lights. We decided to hit Krispy Kreme on the way there for some doughnuts and coffee for the road, and got to see where the magic is made! Then we hit the road and headed for Windcrest, an area of San Antonio known for their Christmas lights. For most of us, it was our first time every seeing Windcrest's annual "Light Up" and it was definitely a sight. The neighborhood was strung with all sorts of lights and decorations, and we were one of the many cars slowly winding their way through the streets to see it all. We found out that this year is the 50th year of the Windcrest Light Up and we enjoyed seeing all of the contest winning houses that we could find! The kids had a lot of fun (and the adults too) but were definitely ready to get home and to bed when we were through. We had so much fun that I think this just may become a new family tradition for us!

Papa holding Ian up to see the doughnuts take their dunk in the fryer - yum!

This was Ian's first time experiencing Krispy Kreme and it's yummy goodness!

Moira's had them before, but in no way did she mind "experiencing" it again! :)

Grammy and Moira on the way to Windcrest to see the lights.

Check out the size of the wreath on their front door!!

Can you imagine what their electric bill must be like for the month of December?!

One of my favorites... simple, yet classy!

Merry Christmas!!!


E said...

Merry Christmas!

Krispy Kreme?! We're officially jealous.

We're so happy for you guys and the great opportunities before you. I'm sure it is amazing to be back home with family and making a life there. We'll keep praying about the job hunt and hope you guys will get some wonderful news in the New Year!

Blessings & love,

Anonymous said...

Seeing all those lights must have been fun. My mom had heard about Windcrest as well. We're hoping to make it out there before New Year's...we'll see what happens.

We missed seeing you the other day! Hopefully we'll meet up when we come back home for another visit. We're hoping to come some time during the summer.

We hope you and your family have a blessed New Year. You're in our prayers.

We love you and miss you!

Jules said...

I, too, have been lax in blogging. I am so glad that you were able to move back to Texas. I know the Hunkes (sp) will miss you a lot. I still miss you. We hope you find the job that you are looking for. We celebrated 25 years of marriage on November 26, 2007. I hope all continues to go well!