Dan and I went to the Tulsa area for Thanksgiving to spend time with our friends, Pamela and Jim. Lifelong friends that have become family. We are so blessed! We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner and the next day took part in the Tulsa Turkey Trot and
Dan and I drove home on Sunday, detouring through southern Kansas, as the interstate was closed due to a blizzard. It wasn't too balmy in the southern part of the state either, and we followed a snowplow for a couple hours. The visibility was sketchy. Clear and then moments of white out -- wow, the wind was blowing snow across the road, and it was icy in places. But we took our time, and I'm grateful for whoever was driving that plow, leading us home.
One night this week, Dan and I went to dinner and then did some Christmas shopping at a local toy store, for our grandkids! I had been looking at things online, but it was nice to see everything in a brick-and-mortar setting. We purchased everything we needed, except for one gift that I ordered online because they didn't have the item I wanted. The Christmas lights were up at the outdoor mall, our neighbors had all of their lights on when we got home, and it was all very festive.
Yesterday, Dan and I met our niece for lunch. She is going to medical school in our area, and we are so thrilled to have her close by for the next few years! I think she's happy to have family nearby, as she's been in different parts of the country going to school and now she's back in her home state.
Today, we're putting our Christmas decorations up. We're a little early in putting our tree up today, but I like to make the season last. When we got home Sunday night from our trip, the whole neighborhood had their outdoor lights up! When we were in Tulsa we went to the most beautiful light display at a local Bible college. I've never seen so many lights in one place. Here's a picture of just one spot.
I hope that each and everyone of you is finding joy in this season of light, however you choose to celebrate!