18 December 2010

More Dancing Houses ...

I have had a few requests for more address of homes with Christmas lights synchronized to music. So here they are:

7040 Darby Ave is the best house. 8080 Red Coach Ave is nice but not as many lights. These houses we haven't been to yet, so I don't know what to expect: 1054 Desert Olive Ct. 1343 Villa Park Ct. 10878 Milbank Ave.


Holiday House ...

We found one of the best little holidays secrets in Las Vegas. [7040 Darby Ave] There is over 100,000 lights on display that are all syncronized to music. Many people leave donations. The homeowners participate in LBEH (Let's Bring Em Home) they purchase plane tickets for service members to unite with their families during the Holidays.

We spend more that a half an hour just watching the lights and listening to the music. And we didn't even have to hear repeats of any songs.

17 December 2010

The Gift Of Lights ...

Since the Las Vegas Speedway is only fifteen minutes away from our house. The whole gang piled in the car for a Friday night drive. A few of the lights weren't working because of the rain, so they gave us a free pass to come back another night.

The whole drive was so pretty. They even sold hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and popcorn at the entrance. It was a nice holiday family drive.

A Gift Of Pixie Dust ...

Today we opened the mail and there was an envelope from Anaheim. Not knowing anyone in Anaheim we opened it with curiosity. Inside was another envelope from Disneyland. Now this really got me excited! There was a note attatched from Justins Aunt and Uncle

"Thinking of you both this holiday season. I know how happy Disneyland makes you both, so here is a little gift to help you enjoy! Love Pam & Nick."

16 December 2010

Christmas Treats ...

The other night Justin and I did our Holiday baking. It took almost the whole day, but we got it accomplished. Its always a fun time with just the two of us trying to cut out the dough and decorate the baked product. Justin has an unusual sense of decorating. On the menu: Vanilla Almond Cupcakes, Holiday Fetti Cookies, Sugar Peppermint Cookies, and Gingerbread Men.

11 December 2010

Wish Upon A Star ...

I forgot to post this picture from the fireworks at Disneyland. It makes me wanna sing the song ...

When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream No request is too extreme When you wish upon a star As dreamers do

Fate is kind She brings to those to love The sweet fulfillment of Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue Fate steps in and sees you through When you wish upon a star Your dreams come true

09 December 2010

Disneyland Christmas ...

So less than week ago Justin commented that we have never been to Disneyland during Christmas together. I haven't seen a Disney Christmas since 2000, when my whole family flew to Orlando to go to Disney World during the holiday season. I was super excited, I mean my two favorite things Disney and Christmas!

So Wednesday early morning we adventured out to california, checked in at Candy Cane Inn (we have stayed there so many times James the Front Host remembers us and we get "special rates" ;)) and headed straight to "The Merriest Place On Earth"

The tree right on Main Street USA is amazing. My mom would die for that tree. I'm guessing its millions of lights and millions of other decorations towering over a million feet. Okay, so I may be exagerating just a little. But seriously the decorations are AMAZING !!! The castle has snow and icicles all over, and when it starts to get darker more and more lights appear.

Its a Small World was the Holiday Edition and was SO SO PRETTY !!! Of course they sang Christmas music and was decorated to the upmost standard. I'm convinced that the Disneyland people need to come decorate my house.

The fireworks display was BREATHTAKING !!! We had a perfect location right in front of the castle. But my very favorite part was when it snowed.

All in all, this was one of my favorite trips to "The Happiest Place On Earth"

I almost forgot, we walked right onto Snow Whites Adventure and the guy running the ride got really excited and said I looked a lot like Taylor Swift. Justin then chimed in and said I was her sister. He got SO excited that I didn't have the heart to tell him I wasn't. At least he has a story to go home with.

03 December 2010

Lights Are Up ...

We had a busy week putting up the tree, decorations, lights, addressing and posting holiday cards. So happy it's this time of year !

Representing Penguin Avenue LOL ...

01 December 2010

24 More Days ...

Christmas is full of shiny things
That sparkle, gleam and glow;
These holiday pleasures dazzle us,
And yet, deep down, we know...

That Christmas has its special gifts,
But our year-round joy depends
On the cherished people in our lives,
Our family and our friends.