Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lights, LIGhts, LIGHTS!

Last night we headed to Hot Springs to take Brailyn to see the lights at Garven Woodland Gardens!  I absolutely love that place!  The lights are gorgeous, and it just holds many special memories for us!  Jody and I went one year while we were dating and had a wonderful evening!  I love Christmastime!  It's so romantic!  Then we went to see them on December 20, 2007! One of the happiest days of my life: The day my honey proposed!  Garven Gardens is so special to me!  We decided it would be fun for Brailyn to go and see all the lights, not to mention we wanted to go for ourselves too!  We got there later than we had planned, and there was a ton of people!  Brailyn really enjoyed herself at first!  She was in her stroller all bundled up just making happy talk!  So precious!  But after walking for forever, trying to get good pictures without holding evreyone up, and not getting great pictures because we didn't know how to work the camera right, mommy was a little stressed!  By the time we left we had a fussy baby on our hands!  We still had a long night ahead of us too!  Last year, Andy and Jennifer gave Jody a giftcard for Christmas and told us that it had to be used in Hot Springs so they could keep Brailyn.  We are just getting around to doing that!  Needless to say, after not leaving Garven until after 7:00 and not getting to their house until 7:40, we had to change plans!  We went to Chili's, which is another tradition of ours!  We went to Chili's on our first date, and we went to eat there after he proposed(we sat in the exact same booth both of those times, but not this one.  Santa Claus was in our booth this time!  I'm not kidding)!  So, our promise to Andy and Jennifer still stands!  We won't wait a whole year next time!  Brailyn had a blast with her aunt, uncle, and cousin though!  I can't wait to do it all again!  Okay, I'll quit babbling and post some pics now(Get ready, there is a bunch!):

Jody proposed to me under that bow!  It used to stand by itself in a different spot!  That night he said he was so nervous!  He carried his jacket around because it was too warm to wear one, but he had to bring it cause it had the ring in it!  He said he kept looking for a spot to propose and he looked up and saw teh bow and thought "Tying the knot!  That works!" 

Daddy and his beautiful girl!

Group shot under a beautiful arch, but it was so tall, you couldn't see us if you tried to get it all in the pic!

Daddy and Brailyn under the big wreath!

They have a ton of Christmas trees, and they are all so pretty!

Mommy and Brailyn in front of the gingerbread house!

Close up!  Impossible to get her to look at the camera!

She would not stand still and look at the camera!  Too many fun things to look at!  She looked so cute in her hat and mittens!

So I know it's blurry, but it was pretty!

It's so nice when people just ask you if you wnat them to take your picture!  We relly appreciate it!

Daddy and Brailyn in front of the tree below!

It just amazes me how they do all these lights!

Just Beautiful!  It was huge!  I love how the star looks so bright!

I have like 15 posts I need to do, but I just had to get this one up!  The others will come soon!

1 comment:

  1. The lights are so beautiful but not as beautiful as your little family!!!Wonderful memories!!


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