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Monday, December 3, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like......

Upper Deerfield Twp,  NJ

In the spirit of the season we decorated our little home on Friday.

On Friday night we visited with friends who are attempting to start monthly gatherings for couples who have particiapted in the Marriage Encounter program.   There were 6 couples there.  We knew 3 of the couples and were glad to meet the other two.  We wish them success and hope to join them again when we are in the area.

On Saturday morning we went to breakfast with another couple.  Following breakfast we went to the nearest Hess gas station to get Len this years truck to add to his colleciton.  We then headed down to Maryland for Charlotte and Abby.

That night we took the girls to Pitman NJ a quaint town about 20 miles from here.   For the last 25 years they hold Christmas in the Grove.  The Grove is the site of an old Methodist "camp meeting".  The houses were at one time seasonal homes that meeting attendees used.  They are now privately owned.   Several of the homes participate in the annual project along with many stores and the community.    Even Santa is an attendnace.

Charlotte reviewing her list.

Abby saying this is as close as she going to get and holding tight to Grandpop.

We were very impressed with the display.  The town was full of people.  Probably had it not been on a Saturday and we had to fight the crowds, we would have spent more time looking around.

Notice Len's seasonal Cowboy hat.

Don't quite "get" this one:

The displays are open to the public and free.   There is a box where people can drop donations as it costs about $1,000 a month for electric that is split by the 4 neighboring families who do this.

The weather cooperated and it was in the mid 40's and no wind.   Perhaps we will go another time with the girls before Christmas.


Donna K said...

We went to Marriage Encounter many years ago. I think I still have my notebook somewhere!!

Looks like a fun Christmas display. the look on Abby's face is priceless! That big man in the red suit can be downright scary.

Texas Yellow Rose said...

I got our box of Christmas stuff out but haven't put things out yet. On the mend, but still have a bit of the cold whufflies. I did put lights outside and some in the office, so we're getting a bit more into it here. Seeing your rig decorated helps give me motivation! Hope you got my email. Would love to see you guys, but better wait a bit until we're totally free of the cold germs.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Looks like you guys are getting a lot of grandkid time in..enjoy

where's weaver said...

The girls look so cute. Never can be too sure of Santa.

The decorations are super. Puts me I the holiday spirit.

Donna W. said...

Love the hat Len...
Ok, a skunk in a Christmas scene
that has to be a first.
Looks like everyone had a good time.

Anonymous said...

I like he Christmas look. We need to break out our little box of Christmas as well. Let us know when you are headed to Texas. If you are coming through Austin, maybe we can meet up for lunch or coffee.

JO said...

Looks like great fun for the girls and you and Len too.