Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Parade

I won't even try to post all 123 photos of the Christmas parade. Its been many years since I have been to a Christmas parade so I really enjoyed this one and being with some of the grands made it even more special. Here are a few highlights of "Christmas in the Mountains" parade.
Granddaughter and Tisha waiting for parade to start
Here it comes!
I hope no fire alarms go off as all the firetrucks were in the parade!
There are lots more photos of floats, groups, etc but I think you get the jest of a wonderful mountain small town Christmas parade.

Count Your Blessing Monday

It's Monday and time again for Marci's Count Your Blessing Monday. If you would like to take part visit Marci and leave her a comment so we can visit your blog to read your blessing. My favorite blessing this week is the spirit of Christmas in the community. For the first time in years I enjoyed the Christmas parade with grandchildren. I enjoyed taking part in the town Christmas caroling and listening to the Christmas story being read in front of the courthouse by a beautiful manger scene. Where everyone gathered in love and kindness for each other. No one trying to take Christ out of Christmas. It was truly a blessing I enjoyed and appreciate very much. What is your favorite blessing?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tree Lighting and Caroling (part 2)

A few minutes before 7 we walked over to the town square for hot cider and cookies while we waited for the count down. There were lots of big Christmas trees all over town but the main one was waiting for its lights to shine.At exactly 7PM everyone started counting down and the town tree started shining its lights for all to seeAfter the tree lighting everyone walked across the street to the Macon County Courthouse. Our town still celebrates the real reason of Christmas and has a huge manger display by the courthouse door.We were given a candle and Christmas carols we would be singingFirst we had a prayer then we all sang Oh Come All Ye Faithful. We had another prayer and were told the story of how the town received the manger scene. We sang Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The story of Christ's birth was read then it was time to light the candles one by one.-The night ended with everyone singing Silent Night while lighting their candles from their neighbor.
Everyone was filled with love and good cheer as we all walked back to our cars singing We wish you a Merry Christmas. I just love my little town and look forward to next Friday's winter wonderland display. Tomorrow is the town Christmas Parade. I will be sure and take pictures to share. Have a blessed day!