Monday, November 28, 2011

Return of the Christmas Spirit

Thanksgiving was Thursday, and by Friday afternoon the fall decorations were coming down and the Christmas-themed decor was arriving in my parent's home.  There's something special about a home decorated for the holidays; I love enjoying a lit and ornament-covered tree, scents of mistletoe (thank you Yankee Candle), and accents of red throughout each room.  Here's a peak at the decorating festivities that occurred while I was home.

Tree Decorating - Complete with Grilled Veggie Pizzas, Salad, Football, and Cookies

The finished product, minus the gold garland that we forgot to put on this year.
Dad scales the roof to hang Christmas lights from each and every peak.  Year number  12 without any accidents!
Bailey the reindeer.  Doesn't she look so happy?!
The Christmas cheer came to a depressingly quick stop when my drive back to Charlotte took nearly 5 hours AGAIN.  I'm now 3 for 3 trips taking 5 hours instead of the more appropriate 3.5 hours.
We sat like this at a complete stop for more than an hour.  All for a "fender-bender" involving just 2 cars but 5 police cars.  Thank you officers for royally destroying the afternoon holiday traffic on 85 North.
The only saving grace to the drive was the amazingly delicious turkey sandwich I enjoyed for dinner.
Great Harvest Stuffing Bread + Organic Turkey + Mustard + Cranberry Sauce.  Yumm!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, that traffic was bad. It took me almost 6 hours to get from Canton to Charlotte yesterday.