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22 December 2008

Favorite Thing #6


There is a neighborhood in Greensboro, NC that lifts/shoots/throws balls of lights into the trees. (Apparently they use fishing rod and reels, pitchers, potato guns, and giant sling shots...) Blocks of the neighborhood participate and it's something that my friends and I look forward to every year. There is a trailer with lights where non perishables are collected for the local food banks. This year it was featured in Our State magazine, although the pictures left a lot to be desired. If you are ever in the neighborhood around Christmas you should go and see them. The neighborhood sits in between Market St. and Friendly Ave. (just down from Friendly Shopping Center going toward downtown)... Below are some pictures taken this year. This was before all of the trees were lit. Enjoy!

10 December 2008

Favorite Thing #5

My next favorite thing is: CHRISTMAS CACTUS. Although this can be disputed. In our house we call it the "holiday cactus" because you never know when it's going to bloom. This year it was at Thanksgiving.
I love Christmas cacti! They're nearly impossible to kill and when they bloom it looks like a waterfall of color. If you don't have one I recommend getting one. Looking at all of the intricate details in the center of the flower reminds me of how detail oriented God is. Rather than just creating a simple red flower He added details for both function and for our enjoyment.

09 December 2008

Favorite Thing #4

Favorite Thing #4 is PEPPERMINT!!!

What's a tree without candy canes? Even better... little 'Christmas candy' peppermints. I saw them the other day called "reindeer pillows." Either way they are tasty!

Lucky for me... they are sold at the Farmers Market called "Peppermint Gems" :)

07 December 2008

Favorite Thing #3


I could easily listen to some Christmas music year round. I have been known to pull out the Christmas cds in July :)

This should actually be one of my top choices however I have changed the playlist for Christmas music. Obviously there aren't a lot of different songs yet but a variety of artists. Tow of my favorites:

"Joy To The World" -Aretha Franklin

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" -Barenaked Ladies w/ Sarah McLachlan

Enjoy! I'll be adding more as the days go on!

Favorite Thing #2


Luminary lined sidewalks, Luminary lined streets.....Lastnight I arrived home to see the neighborhood across the street filled with luminaries. There were hundreds and hundreds of luminaries. This is my first Christmas year so I don't know how long the neighbors keep them out. So I went for a walk and enjoyed the beauty of the twinkling tea lights, the crunch of the leaves under my feet, and the cold air making my nose numb.

Enjoy the pictures (there may be more later..)!

I love when you reach an intersection of luminary lit streets....the possibilities seem endless. Here's hoping that your next year will be full of endless possibilities....with a path clearly lit..

05 December 2008

Favorite Thing #1

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. So I decided to post some of my favorite things. The first is TANGERINES!!!! I love tangerines! I am overloading on Vitamin C eating bags and bags of tangerines... Have I said the word enough?

My mom bought a box of clementines one year to show me how wonderfully tasty they are. Needless to say.. It backfired! They were so sour they turned our mouths inside out:) I'll stick with my tangerines!

Enjoy the pics...