Monday, December 31, 2012

Another Christmas Activity!

When our kids were young we always packed them into the car and headed to Coralville for the Aisle of Lights the weekend before Christmas.  They put out luminaries in the neighborhood and houses are decorated for Christmas.  It is a tradition we all enjoyed.  We did this once or twice with Payton, our oldest grandson, but, as there are so many of us now, we just don't have a vehicle large enough.   So Bud rented a 16 passenger van for the evening.  We all met at Pizza Hut and enjoyed some pizza and visiting.
                                                        Christmas hats were required!

                                          The little ones enjoyed the musical Christmas hat.
                                                The big ones were busy horsing around!
We had a great time, however we were disappointed in the lights, or I should say LACK of lights.  We voted to do this again next year, but we'll be sure to scope out the best lights ahead of time!  We missed Travis' family as he had to work that day.

                                                            I just love traditions!


Laurie said...

What a fun tradition Kim, renting the van sounds so perfect! We have a neighborhood down by the lake that 67 houses participate in decorating. You can walk or ride in your car through several blocks of the most beautiful displays. I want to get pictures, but have been suffering with a severe gout attack since Christmas. Ick!
Happy New Year to you and your family, Kim!

Trilby Owens said...

I agree that it should be done again next year but somewhere that actually has lights!!! And Cael can NOT sit in the back, especially right after eating!!! We may need a bus! :)