Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary! Happy Anniversary! Ho Ho Ho!!!

Well, our weekend continued our crazy trend of late. . .yesterday we got up early, had muffins for breakfast, got dressed and walked downtown for the Christmas Parade. It was a blast!



This is one of the times throughout the year that our town can really shine and yesterday it shone bright! We were sooooo excited for the parade to start. . .




A funny thing about Leesburg, VA. . .for years there has been a Christmas Tree, a Nativity Scene, and a Menorrah on the Court House Lawn. Kind of a town tradtition, if you will. But, the Court House Lawn is part of the County Government. If you get my drift, and see where this is going, forgive me for continuing. This year, in the infinite wisdom of a sub-committee of the County Supervisors, these fantastice traditions were denied. Yep, just plain ole denied. Long story short, it is a fight that is continuing and is actually a little sickening to hear about. So, I am proud to say that our town made a HUGE statement yesterday by having the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Nativity be first in the parade, even before the Mayor and the Town Council folks. Loved that! Not a Catholic, but LOVED that!! Yea Leesburg!!

And so, the rest of the parade (not showing it all, for obvious reasons):






and then, pulling up the rear, who can it be???. . .




SANTA CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After the parade, we went off to the rest of the festival with Giant Slides and. . .






MORE SANTA CLAUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Later, Me and Daddy went out for a quiet dinner at the restaurant he proposed at and we celebrated 23 years of married bliss. . .I have now been married half of my life!!! Incredible. . .

Today we finished up the tree, which Aidan seemed really interested in helping with this year. Isn't it great?????





Oh, and look at the fantastic Yellow Roses (my favorite) Pat gave me to celebrate our Anniversary. . .aren't they beautiful in my Dining Room???



The only fly in the ointment for the entire weekend is that I think Aidan is getting sick. . .he has had a cold for over a week and he started coughing today. Also, his glands are swollen where his tonsils are (felt from the outside under the chin). So, we're probably going to stay home tomorrow and try and get into the doctor. . .sigh. . .it was a good run of good health. . .

2 comments:

Barb said...

Your tree looks great - hopefully we'll get ours up this week:-> Congratulations on your anniversary (ours is coming up on Dec. 29th) - the yellow flowers are beautiful (as is the dining room floor)!

Troy and Rachel said...

Wow - next year we're coming to your parade! Our parade is never that exciting and actually it's quite boring with no festival afterward either!

Happy Anniversary!