Sunday, December 13, 2009

A-caroling we go!

We live on the best street on the planet. EVER, people. EVER.

One reason it's so great? Precious neighbors, Bruce and Carol, who, although their own children are grown, work hard to make every holiday special for the kids on this street.

Another reason? Said kids. A core group of bff's who have grown up together, sharing snotty noses, bumps, bruises, costumes (daily), giggles, and who run around all summer to one another's houses/swingsets and back wearing no shoes or socks.

Bruce and Carol threw the gingerbread-house-makin' shindig of the year today. After decorating the houses, their faces, and fingers, and filling tummies beyond the legal sugar limit (don't worry Carol, no stomachs had to be pumped) . . .

. . . Carol decided the children needed to burn off some sugar high energy.

So what did we do?

We went a-caroling, down our wonderful street we love so much.

So many houses, so few songs we knew; Jingle Bells, Rudolph, and We WISH You a Merry Christmas sung over and over again.

I think a wonderful new tradition has been born.

Thanks, Bruce and Carol. We love you!


  1. This is just too sweet for words. Everyone should live in a neighborhood like this!

    If we didn't live in the creepy internet world we do, I'd ask where you live and buy a house nearby. So fun!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful neighborhood!

  3. This is the first year we AREN"T caroling. :( So sad. I miss it. Great pictures.

    Would you be able to tell me how to post a grid of pictures like you did. It would save so much space on those posts that require 20 or more pictures?

    I love the man in the Finland flag shirt... BTW