Every year April, who is the president of their HOA, rents a party bus for the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights together. What a great idea, right? I wish our neighborhood HOA would do stuff like this. Anyway, we didn’t get to go last year but she extended an invitation again this year and now we are finally able to go.
Except for getting lost and the three dead-ends, it was a blast. We had a good time drinking and making merry at the back of the bus. The bus driver didn’t partake that I know of, but when we got lost and hit the dead-ends I had to wonder. LOL.
We took the opportunity to deliver our presents to our friends since we were all together that day. We got the Dills and the Phelps the same thing and we had a small gift for Mama Dill. Our favorite thing to do is get gifts for Gavin, though. It’s always so much fun to watch kids open presents.
Brian and I each picked out a gift for Gavin. My pick, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Blast N Launch toy, was a far bigger hit than Brian’s pick, the Crayola Cars 2 Light Up Tracing Desk. Gavin played with the rocket launcher toy until it was time to leave and it was the first thing he looked for when we got back from looking at lights two hours later. I used to think that Brian was the foremost expert on selecting the best kids’ toys but apparently I’m pretty talented at it myself. LOL. If you guys need toy advice, feel free to hire me. I offer consulting services at a pretty reasonable price.
All jokes aside, now that we’ve given everyone their presents we may not need to host an annual holiday gathering. We’ve done it for three years straight now (though we had to do it late last year because people were out of town) and we’ve really looked forward to it every year. This may be the year to start a whole new tradition. Either way we’ve had a fantastic holiday and we wish everyone an amazing new year ahead!
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