Here comes the cold. Break out the winter clothes, & find a love to call your own.
So, this post may or may not contain my second John Mayer reference this week. But that's okay, right? Bad boys need a little love, too.
The cold has certainly arrived here in North Alabama. Yesterday we saw fun little snow flurries from morning 'til night...but not a drop stuck on the ground, despite below freezing temperatures. Today we woke up a very frigid 19 degrees, and it didn't get much warmer.
It's beginning to feel a LOT like Christmas! And one of my favorite things about Christmas is Christmas Lights. As a child, I can remember piling into the Jeep with my family and driving through beautiful, historic downtown Huntsville to gaze at the magical display of christmas lights and magnolia wreathes that hung on the lovely, majestic homes. I would pile in the back, bundled up, and request that we listen to the (original) Mariah Carey Christmas cd. And as we drove through the winter wonderland, I would sing along to "All I Want for Christmas is Youuuuuuu", probably while dreaming of a silly junior high crush and driving my parents crazy with my out of tune warbling.
Last night, my lovely little family of three went on our own little Christmas light tradition. There's this house that is out in the country, sort of off the beaten path. Each year the nice folks that live there create a fabulous array of thousands of lights and life-size nativities and Christmas creatures. You drive right through their property, and take it all in. Will started taking me there when we were dating, and we have, of course, enjoyed sharing this excursion with our little Hudson. Last year, he didn't really notice the lights, but he did this year...he looked out the windows and said "oooooh" with that sweet, tiny voice of his. Instead of listening to Mariah's original cd, we listened to her new holiday hits, which are just as great. And instead of dreaming of a silly crush, I dreamt of the fun life ahead of me with this fabulous family of mine.