The Holiday Season Is Here
The vibrant joys and excitement of the holiday spirit can be seen and felt everywhere. Stores are dazzling with colors of red, green and cold. Christmas trees of every shape and height adorned with all the wonderful decors and lights sparkle like stars on a festive Winter’s night. Smell of Apple, Cinnamon, Pine Tree and Peppermint lingers in the air making us remember happy events in our lives. When I turn on the radio, I hear the Christmas songs I used to sing as a child. Warm, merry, delightful songs filled with beautiful memories. Memories I hope and pray I will never forget. Happy memories that inspires me to create new ones with my family year after year.
This holiday season I hope to make lots of fun and joyful events with my family. We started off by visiting the Santa Village at BassPro Shop. My son wanted to mail his “Wish List” letter at Santa’s mailbox in person.
We met some fascinating creatures along the way. One of them was a talking reindeer. I wasn’t sure if it was Rudolph because his nose wasn’t red. May be it glows when it’s dark or when he flies with the sleigh.
With met some elves. I had to thank them for the cool toys they make for the kids around the world. Before I could finish thanking one of the elves, he fell and landed on the soft snow. Oops! Had to help him first before giving him a hint of my son’s dream toy.
Before leaving, my son got to play some of the hottest toys this Christmas. His favorite was the Air Hunter Z-Curve Bow. He also enjoyed the Air Hogs NASCAR cars and Ford Raptor Truck. I was surprised he didn’t ask me to add them on his wish list. Lucky me!
I called my son, “Hey, it’s time to go.” He replied, “Where are we going?” I smiled at him and said, “It’s a surprise.” We bought some Caramel Pecans before leaving the store. They were delicious!
Christmas Tree Lighting Festival At Pearland Town Center
We arrived at the town center just in time. We lined up for some free Santa flashlights. My son got excited when he saw a few of his old friends. I had to chase him several times when he started running around with his buddies.
We saw the Grinch. He was actually very friendly and smiled eagerly for the camera.
We also saw an Elf standing on sticks juggling bowling pins. He was a jolly talented fella.
Even if it doesn’t snow in Texas, a snow slope was created for the kids so they can have a taste of Winter’s fun and magic. My son braved the slippery stairs to try it out. As soon as he stood up after he slid down the slope he said, “Mom, dad, that was awesome. Can I do it again?”
The crowd cheered when an announcement was made that Santa has arrived. I looked around but didn’t see any signs of him. Then a spot light beamed towards the roof of the activity center. One by one, the reindeers went down using a rope. Then finally, it was Santa’s turn. The crowd’s cheered even louder. My son ran towards the front isle hoping to catch Santa.
The town’s mayor excitedly told everyone, “It’s time.” There was a brief silence as everyone looked at the Christmas Tree. Then a jubilant cheer followed with clapping of hands as the tree was lit up by hundreds of brilliant, flashing lights. It was beautiful.
On the way home, the radio was playing some Christmas tunes. This time singing with me was my son. I’m glad we all went home feeling that indescribable joys and warmth of the holidays. Tomorrow, another Christmas adventure awaits us. We will be revisiting Dickens On The Strand in Galveston Texas. I just love the holiday blessings!
In the spirit of joy that Christmas brings, this week’s Image of Life is titled “Happy Holidays.”
Thank you for sharing your day with me. I hope you create a happy and memorable holiday this year for yourself and your family. May it light up your heart in the most meaningful and inspiring way just like a fully lighted Christmas Tree.
Happy Holidays to all.
What’s does the holidays mean to you? What was that happy holiday event you wish to remember and recreate all over again?
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