One time in the 50's we took my grandma who was pretty much house bound out to see the lights. It was a bit late in the season and most of the actual Christmas lights had already been taken down. The surprising thing is that Grandma didn't even realize it, because she was so awe struck by all the normal city lights. Maybe we should all step back and appreciate the every day things with fresh eyes. So many things we take for granted because we are so used to them being there.
The other things that I always enjoy are Fireworks displays. I have seen many fireworks. The furthest back, I can remember is at Fort Sam Houston on the 4th of July when Alaskan Statehood was official and the next year when Hawaii was recognized as a state. Since then, we have seen the fireworks over Lake Livingston (TX) when my kids were young and over the Mississippi River as a finale of the New Orleans World Fair with my youngest daughter, at the Ft. Worth botanical gardens with kids and grandkids, and one year at New Year's in the Church Parking lot courtesy of the man who ran a fireworks stand across the road. One of the best I've seen was this year's 4th of July when hubby on the spur of the moment said let's go out to see the fireworks at the high school. We got there just as they started and it was an outstanding display. When we lived near Lake Livingston, I remember my youngest and I were writing letters to grandma. I told her to draw a picture of the fireworks to send to Grandma. She jumped up and down excitedly, threw up her arms and said, " Look Grandma!" "See the fireworks!" "Boom!" "Boom!" That is sort of the excitement I feel over seeing fireworks.
If you are still looking for Christmas "sparkle" for your house be sure to checkout Pence Christmas Tree Farm
|They have so many beautiful ornaments including these Pink and Silver Starbursts.|
|Or checkout My Book Barn for set of 4 vintage glass ornaments.|
These bring back some memories.
|Or you can add some sparkle or glitter to your surroundings with these lavender soya tea lights from White Oak Art Designs|
|And how about these USB lights from Frandy's to add "sparkle" to your computer work area?|
Check out the ESN photos today to find something to add glitter and bling to your life.