Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Golf Cart Parade, Anyone?

Horseshoe Cove's annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade was this week and we were invited! Oh, a golf cart parade, you say? Um... how exciting...

First, Horseshoe Cove is a retirement community mobile home park where my mother used to live. She and her beau now have their own home outside of the park, but have many good friends still living at the park and so enjoy many of the events they continue to have there. For the past 3 years, we have enjoyed the golf cart parade and/or caroling with the residents there. The folks there all really love it when I bring the girls, as many of them sorely miss their own grandkids - especially at this time of year.

The parade isn't too long, but the "floats" are truly impressive!


The girls and "Sargent Little" waiting for the parade.


Sure, some just look like dressed up golf carts:




Hey, it's the Cat in the Hat!

But others are hard to recognize as such!


A very Florida Christmas!



Even Santa shows up and whizzes by with his reindeer.


Aren't they impressive?! The whole thing only lasts about 15 minutes, but it's certainly fun and the drivers and passengers of the carts love to throw candy to the kids! It's a happy, little Florida tradition.



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Today we made a few cookies to share with our friends who came over to watch "A Christmas Story" with us. It's my FAVORITE movie and it was so much fun to share it with kids who hadn't seen it before. The cookies we made were from an idea we saw in Family Fun magazine and maybe you've seen it before. It's just Nutter Butters, pretzels, chocolate chips (semi-sweet and without milk for us), and red-hots for the nose stuck on with a bit of homemade icing. A yummy, vegan snack and no baking!



Did someone leave a banana on the cutting board? Why yes... yes they did.






I haven't been here as much as I wanted to this holiday season. I was so very busy with top-secret projects that I just didn't have as much time as I wanted to come here. But after Christmas I will share photos of some of those projects as well as goals and resolutions for the new year and the word of the year! That's right, it's time for a new word. Get your thinking caps on and think of one for yourself for 2009.

Until then, have a blessed Christmas everyone! I look forward to seeing how everyone's holidays went. I hope it's wonderful for all of you.

Merry Christmas!
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