Monday, December 13, 2010

Have you been naughty or NICE?

Sorry....I didn't have a chance to ask...

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I was WAY too excited to see Santa!

And isn't Mrs. Claus beautiful? I did have a chance to tell her that she IS!

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We went to Rainbow Springs....

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to see the lights... INFO HERE

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and to see Santa and Mrs. Claus

come down the river to greet the 'kids'....

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young and old!

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We walked on familiar trails

lit by thousands of twinkling lights....

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listened to Christmas carols...

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and SUNG them with the crowd waiting for Santa!

There were stories being read...

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and a chill in the air that really felt like Christmas!

(It was 47 degrees driving home...that's COLD for Florida!)

And what a THRILL to meet Santa after all these years!

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Please don't call me a Grinch! heehee!

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 I didn't really NEED to ask....

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I KNOW you've all been VERY VERY GOOD! smile_wink

I'm linking with  Dear Little Red House

for Mosaic Monday!  THANKS Mary! rose

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*** HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ***

 

52 comments:

Donnie said...

Everything looks so festive and colorful. I have problems getting night time pictures to turn out but yours are great. I've been good so far this year...hehhe.....

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh! What a fun and festive post! This made me feel very Christmas-y...even though it's almost 80 here today!

Neat pictures!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a fun outing you had, and even got to meet Santa Claus and Mrs Claus.
Love all the pretty lights at night.

Happy Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

Vee said...

Very cute... This really is the first time for you to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus? Forty-seven degrees in Florida? Brrrrr, that is cold!

Stacey said...

That looks like so much fun! :)

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

Oh my goodness - your post is beautiful and your night photos turned out fabulous - very festive and just perfect to get us in the Christmas spirit.
Thank you for your inspirations.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Blessings,
Erin

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like fun. We have a thing like that here at Lake Lanier.

Kaybe said...

I love Rainbow Springs. I've been tubing down the Rainbow Run every summer since the 70's. I bet the park was like a fairyland all lite up with Christmas lights. What fun!

GardenofDaisies said...

What fun Christmas lights!! And the Grinch too!! :-)

podso said...

It looks like a fun evening--very festive! Even some cold weather!

Mary said...

Oh, that looks like SO much fun!!! And what beautiful lights, too! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

bj said...

Oh, how fun. We have a Santa Land here every year and when our grands were all little, we took them all, every year. Some years, nearly froze our hineys off ...such fun times.
Love your pretty mosaic..

Lenore said...

Lovely Christmasy post...it's very warm here and love to hear about the cooler weather.

Bernie said...

Fabulous Christmas post ... really put my in the mood! Bring on the festive season! Wouldn't mind a bit of your cooler weather, though.

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful pictures!!! Sso very festive. Cathy

Carolina Mountains said...

Looks like lots of fun - we used to go to a farm in Bonita FL for the lights.

Lavender Cottage said...

There is a rumour up here in the north (Ontario) that Florida has been having some rather cool weather. :-)
Your outing to meet Mr. & Mrs. C. looks like so much fun! The lights are awesome, thanks for sharing your photos.
Stay warm,
Judith

Snap said...

What fun! Wonderful color. Mr. and Mrs. Claus in all their finery!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

looks like a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit....

we had our first snowfall today and it is still snowing...right now it is 19 degrees.
xo
penny

Pam said...

What wonderful pictures. This looks like a very wonderful event for both young and not so young. What a great light display. Wish my camera took such great pictures at night.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thank you for sharing the light show and festive tour! So much Christmas Cheer and Holiday Spirit! Merry Christmas!

EG Wow said...

Love all the Christmas spirit I see here in your photos!

On Crooked Creek said...

Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves! Having such a good time is truly celebrating the Holidays! Thanks for sharing this festive time with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Dishesdone said...

It's beautiful! Definitely thrilling! Looks like the best time!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I've never met the Grinch :) Look at all those lights. Looks like a fun night!

Take care,
Michelle

Heather said...

Looks like you had a fantastic night! I wish I could have been there. You got to meet Santa!!! That is what you need to get in the spirit of things.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

How pretty! Thanks for sharing what it's like in Florida at Christmas time...47 lucky you we are at 14 in Pa.:)

Mary said...

Love the Boat with the lights & reflections! That's how I want Santa to visit me :-)

Ingmarie We said...

So many lights and so many colours. You are really celebrating Christmas and a great manner. Very inspiring mosaics. And Mrs Claus, so nice to meet her.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Pretty Christmas lights.

Southern Lady's Market said...

Looks like a great time! Loved the photos!

Suzanne said...

Oh my Mrs. Santa looks just like I imagine her:-) Such pretty lights!

Mary Lou said...

Great post. I love the grinch Santa.

Freckled Hen said...

Sounds like just enough cold weather to get you in the holiday spirit. I love the reflection of the lights on the water and Mr and Mrs Claus look adorable!

Lallee said...

The night photos are wonderful. I'm sorry I missed Santa! Your new quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful treasure your cousin has made for you. I like the little mice faces. Am I the odd ball with that opinion? Stay warm tonight!

Janet said...

Wonderful photos! You've really been having some cold weather there in Florida but I think for a visit to Santa it's just right.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your evening. Looks and sounds like a fun time.

Carolyn said...

It looks like you had a lovly time seeing Santa and all the pretty lights.

Carolyn

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I love light festivals like these. And to think you met Santa! We'll probably end up seeing him in the mall. This place looks lots more fun!

Diane said...

All you're missing is SNOW, Diane!
Hugs, Diane

Seanna Lea said...

47 degrees is insane for Florida. It was warmer than that in Boston (though not by much), though we're about to have another cold snap. Hopefully we won't get all the way back down to 16 degrees again. It is too early for it!

Marydon said...

G'eve Diane ~ What a great evening you had ... all the right people were there, did you have your 'list'? Chuckle!

Have a lovely winter's eve ~
TTFN~ Marydon

Boo-Bah said...

What a fun time you had. Your pictures are so pretty. I wish I could get my nightime photos to look half as good.

Incipient Wings said...

how magical it all looks! love the photos and what an authentic Santa and Mrs...have a lovely day!

Dianne said...

How fun!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Looks like a lovely time had by all. The lights are wonderful and meeting Mr and Mrs. Claus is special. Your pics are great. Love your mosaic too.

Also enjoyed seeing your Lavender Dreams quilt. What a beauty it is!!

Have a special Christmas and enjoy!
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Mary said...

It all looks so festive. You must have had a fabulous time. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love Santa Claus and Mrs Claus! They get around as we also saw them in Denver :)

The lights are so pretty there at rainbow Springs!

Happy Mosaic Monday week!

Libbie said...

What a cool place! My kids would just LOVE it! We get out a lot to festive things up here but it is a bit cold when we do :)

Glad to know you raised a little pack of boys successfully :) I am feeling boyish on the one coming so I will need some help along the way :)

Brenda Kula said...

So much sparkle! You're looking so fit these days.
Brenda

The Glam Gals said...

This post got us Glam Gals in the Christmas spirit!
Thanks for sharing.. love your collections and especially your wonderful red beret!!!
Cheers!
JoJami and Deborah

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything looks so beautiful.
AND you look adorable in your little red hat! What a wonderful time you must have it. Enough to get you in a Christmas mood for sure!!
Hugs!!