The season is upon us. Time for turkey and fa la la la la. It is my favorite time of the year. The weather is cool, but most of the time it is still bearable. Everywhere you go people are still in the Christmas spirit, AND I get to eat Auntie Em's sweet potatoes (from the Mayberry cookbook). Yes, they are my FAVORITE part of Thanksgiving. It's the only time during the year that I get to eat them.
It is also my favorite time of the year because Mr. Snowman gets to make his appearance in the front of our house where he is lit up by all of the other Christmas lights that surround him. The day that we put our Christmas lights up is NOT my favorite day of the year. It comes with high tension...and extremely high ladders (which I always get talked into going up). However, by the end of the night...the beauty of the house and the glow of the lights warms my heart. It is another reason that I love this season.
We lit up the outside of our house last Sunday. This was the first year that Emma insisted on "helping". She got RIGHT in the middle of the lights and wanted to hand them to "mama". PERFECT! It may have added a little more tension to an already intense day, but the joy on her face when she knew that she helped made it all worthwhile. Here is a picture of our little helper elf. I hope you all enjoy this part of the season as much as I do!