Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's the Most Magical Time of the Year

It is that time of year again.  One of my favorite things about this time of year is getting out my Christmas Village.  My mom gets me a piece from the Dept. 56 Snow Village every year.  This year, I had so many things that I had to get Nathan cut me out a large piece of wood to put it all on.  Nolan is obsessed with it.  He wants us to hold him up all the time so that he can look at it.  He really likes the carousel and watching the horses go around.  It also plays Christmas music.

Village with the lights on

Close up of some of the village

The village with the living room lights off

We went with Nathan's parents to the Ice exhibit at a local upscale hotel.  It is really  fascinating.  Everything is made out of ice and they keep it at 9 degrees.  Some of the ice is colored.  They give everyone a blue parka as you go through the winter wonderland.  

The family.  We really wanted the picture-taking to go fast because it was so cold.

At the entrance.


Phillips Family said...

I love your village!

Looks like y'all had fun at ICE!. We live about two minutes away and have never sad is that?

Cyndy said...

Yes, it is a magical time of year! Love the pictures. Your tree is pretty and your village looks great! I think the Ice place looks like a great place to go. May have to check it out.

stacey said...


nolan is such a little boy!

sounds like your village needs its own little house-hint nathan!

Jennifer said...

You are brave! I decided against my Dept 56 this year because Cooper is such a wild man! I was torn as to what to do but the second Jason heard some hesitation in my voice he kept saying we should wait until next year. nice. It did save him quite a few trips down from the attic though.

All your stuff looks great!

Laura said...

Love all the pics! It is a great time of year. I had so much fun at our girls night last night! Excited to hear about graduation...