‘Tis the Season

Posted by julie on Monday, 13 December 2010, 12:30

For your viewing pleasure, our Christmas-y weekend:

Breakfast with Santa, run by the Eugene Downtown Lions Club. Well-organized, inexpensive, no lines for Santa pictures, cute elf hats on the Lions, crafters selling their wares: I wouldn’t go anywhere else for one-on-one time with Santa and Mrs. Claus (who is cute as a button, I might add; she thought the same of Elena). Please note the similarity to last year’s Claus photo (looks like I’ve become a better barber).

Breakfast with the Clauses, 2010

I am smiling.

Sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar

For the first time, we ventured to Coburg for the Christmas light parade, which started, inexplicably, at 7 p.m. on a school night. It’s dark at 5, so? Despite the screeching, chatty, sleepy Elena we had in the car on the way home, the parade was beautiful. We caravanned up with our Porter friends, who make any event 2.7 times as fun as it would have been otherwise. The parade started with a horse-drawn wagon pulling Santa. The horses were blanketed with lights, and each float and fire engine afterward shone with thousands of lights. People on the floats threw candy (in the dark, while the floats were driving by; again, is this such a good idea?), and someone came by handing out cute stuffed animals. Then, while the Porters stood in line for some photos with Santa, we headed home to put our sleepy munchkins to bed.

I took this photo from the wrong spot, but these little houses were adorably painted.

I know: we're gor-geous.

Despite our raingear, the rain actually held off for the entire parade, then started as soon as we piled into the car.

Merry Christmas! Joyful Solstice! Happy end-of-Hannukah!

One Response to “‘Tis the Season”

  1. Maria says:

    awesome photos

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