Sunday, November 30

Our first little taste of the holidays

I have always felt much resistance to actually having anything
to do with, on or about Christmas until Thanksgiving is
rightfully stowed away in all the orange bins in the garage.
My problem is that I just take too long after that to really think about
all the fun things I want to do pertaining to the holiday.
And there she goes...........Christmas is over.
So this year, after living here, what?, 8 years now - we took
the kids to Opportunity Village to see the Magical Forest display.
I am so not taking credit for the idea. One of our friends had planned
to take Hannah along with their daughter and we decided -
"hey let's step out of the box and do something that I do not have
written on the calendar"

So that's what we did. I can't believe we never experienced this
with our kids, as long as we have lived here.
There was this gigantic slide the kids went down about 50 times.

And a carousel.
Don't let this picture fool you. As I lifted Garrin up onto the horse -
he got all stiff (you've got the visual) and I had a really hard time
convincing him, he would have fun on this. He did NOT like it one bit.
And this picture is for all my friends that remember the first time I wore this
"winter" coat. (Carson City, two years ago.........). I wasn't smiling back then
because I was freezing my tushie off. And I don't like to freeze my tushie off, thats
why I live in the desert. Notice I am smiling here.
It was about 60 degrees, with a little chill to the air.
ahhhh.....just how I like it.
Here's to a happy, fun filled, out of the box kind of holiday
starting today.


Jerolyn said...

You look fantastic in that photo Gin!

LaAna said...

Welcome to the world of Opportunity Village! See, sometimes jumping the gun isn't so bad, right? That place is a lot of fun. I'm sad we're going to miss it this year.

Allison said...

OK, great post. And I have to say, that pic of you is the best one I HAVE EVER FREAKING SEEN. Can you say new profile pic on Facebook?

Kim said...

Looks like a fun time, and I love that pic of you, too.

See, I told you that you didn't need to steal my green down coat...your black coat is just warm enough!

Jason Roth said...

We haven't made it out to OV Magical Forest yet this year, but it's on our list. Glad you had fun.

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carissa... brown eyed fox said...

all that... and a carousel!

happy December to you!
i still have not even thought about getting Christams out!