Gerry and I always take time to check Christmas lights and decorations in the neighborhoods around us. Tonight we found the time and went through a couple areas to check out the lights. There seem to be more and more lights each year as people add to their collections.
It's always difficult to photograph night lights with our cameras so the photos aren't the greatest.
The house below always has a beautiful display and is the most outstanding one in the area. The man in the white sweater is the owner of the house and he serves cookies, hot chocolate and gives away toys on Christmas eve. We stopped by and I talked to him for a while and he seemed quite pleased at the people enjoying themselves at his display. I picked up a couple cookies and we were on our way.
We had intended to attend the 7:00pm mass tonight, but we had unexpected company all afternoon. It was nice seeing everyone and catching up on what has been going on with them. I guess it is back to the children's mass tomorrow. We love to see all the children in front of the altar and have the priest quiz them. You never know what a 5 year old will say and we get a charge out of them.
Our heart goes out to those killed in the tornadoes in the South and Midwest today. The crazy weather there is mind boggling with the Southwest being so cold and 75 degree weather in Charlotte, NC.