Friday, December 15, 2017

Sights and Sounds

Linking up with Friday Fave Five to share some favorite sights and sounds of Christmas from the past week.

1. Dan and I went to a nearby town's Winterfest last weekend with Marcus and Emily and the kids. There were so many things to see and do including a miniature Christmas village, an ice skating rink, groves of decorated Christmas trees, food trucks, and a Christmas concert with fireworks.  

2. A favorite any time of year, these four 'rode' on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, all sculpted from ice.

 3. Another favorite this week was reconnecting over a nice dinner with a couple we had been friends with when our kids were all in school together.  So nice to renew old friendships.

4. Instrumental Christmas music. I downloaded the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, and it's become my favorite background music while working at my desk.

5.  Finally, I have really been on top of early Christmas preparations this year. Yesterday I went to the post office to mail a couple of packages. I love our post office, as they always make it worth your while if you have to wait in line, by passing out Christmas cookies or having a television set up with Christmas movies.

How was your week?


Susanne said...

Now that's my kind of post office. I was in the huge lineup at our drugstore post office on Sunday and the lady behind me had a book. I remarked that she was smart and well prepared and she said she mails packages every year and has learned the hard way to bring a book.

What a lovely Christmas display and I love the sleigh ride picture. So fun. Now that we don't have little kids anymore we just don't get out to that kind of stuff. I kinda miss it.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat idea at the post office! The Winterfest sounds so fun - love the pictures. It's great you had a chance to reconnect with old friends. My middle son learned to play the Peanuts theme song when he was taking lessons in high school, and now whenever he gets near a piano, that's what he plays. Fun!

Faith said...

Yay for your post office!!
That Christmas fest reminds me of when we went to First Night in Boston a few years ago! And we sat in an ice sculpture sleigh too!!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mereknits said...

Sounds like a wonderful week Karen.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That is my favorite Christmas music...actually, I really like all Christmas music.

Cherdecor said...

Winterfest looks fabulous! How nice to renew old friendships this time of year. I had an old friend call me today and it made my day. I enjoyed this post.

Melinda said...

Good Christmas memories, for sure!

Cookies at the Post Office, wished ours
did this. Love the Christmas music

M : )

bettyl-NZ said...

What an awesome week! Love the pic of the ice reindeer sled. Merry Christmas.