Linking up for Blogmas 2014…25 Days of Christmas. Because I LOVE Christmastime…not even a flurry, yet!! 😐
This year our little town has added some decorations, so I decided to share these with you. This is the town I grew up in, it’s a small town that sits right on Lake Michigan, and when you look across the drink you can see the Chicago skyline. Along the lake front is a beach and a park. I have so many great memories of bike riding with my dad through the park, 4th of July Fireworks, laying out at the beach with my BFF getting’ a tan and sledding in the winter with my brothers and sister. Over the past couple of years, they have really renovated the park, with sidewalks to walk along the lake, beautiful gardens, gazebos, benches and trees. Now it is extra special for us, because we were able to get a bench in memory of my dad, and my niece also had a tree planted for him. He always loved the lake and the park. My daughter and I went out the other night in the freezing cold to get some pictures of the holiday decorations.
All through the park there are lighted displays on both sides. You can drive through or get out and walk. The lake is to the right, and the park to the left.
The other night we went to a musical at one of the churches out here. It is a living Christmas tree. It is a huge tree that is covered in lights and is about 4 or 5 tiers high, and the singers actually stand on each tier, and as they sing various Christmas carols, the lights are synced with the music. It was called Snow Biz, so there were snowmen and snow decorations all over the church. It was a really good show, the kids really enjoyed it. This is what is on the front lawn of the church.
This is the snowman that greeted you when you walked in the church, so clever!!
The other day, as I was looking out the window, I happened to glance down at the Christmas village, and of course my son has not disappointed me. Yep…a Clone Trooper…chillin’ on a park bench checking out the Christmas tree. This is my middle son, he has been doing “custom” designs on his Lego Clone Troopers, by painting them and adding pieces of metal from pop cans on them. It’s a thing…and there’s a guy who has You Tube videos showing how he does it, lol. It’s very creative and keeps him busy. 🙂