Saturday, November 29, 2008

lights, camera...

we had the best time last night!!!
i had taken a long winters nap yesterday afternoon;
and when i awoke, i decided to ask katherine, hannah,
and their "peasants" (jacob and barrett;)
if they would like for me to take them to evansville
to "ritzy's fantasy of lights".

(it is a drive-through display featuring 60 lighted holiday scenes (many of which are animated). ritzy's (a 50's style burger joint) raises money for the local easter seals rehabilitation center.)

yea!!! they did want to go!!!

(peace on earth)

i hadn't been since 'the notorious d' and co.
moved to florida 5 years ago.
our families always piled into our van (aglow with Christmas lights),
dined at dileggi's( a favorite italian restaurant of ours),
then drove through the fantasy of lights.

(nessie on the lake for amanda:)

it was fun with the kids:)
katherine was the only one of the four who had
ever been to the fantasy.

when we completed the lighted tour,
i called and ordered pizzas,
returned to henderson,
picked up the pizzas and drinks,
and headed home with a jeep full of
happy, hungry kids.

it was a great night:D

love and blessings,
dani xx


Tabitha said...

Oh Dani that looks absolutely wonderful!! I love it ~ wish we had something like that here!!
Sounds like so much fun Dani ~ wish we had been there to see the sights with you ~ that would have been great!!!
Love and big hugs XXXXXX

Hannah said...

That like SO made my week :)
I had wanted to go for eons!
Thank you, Mommay! I had a great time, too :)
Can you try sending me that video? Or does it not work like that? Lol.


Dana said...

Remember when all of us piled into the car and had 1 too many people for the price of a carload? So we made Sam get in the floor and we piled coats on top of him??? Ha!!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Wow--that does look like the perfect night--just beautiful and then pizza--yum!

Shannon said...

You are such a cool mom. They will remember this forever:)

Ginny said...

I wish I could have been with you! Love ya, Gin

Amanda said...

Oh, that looks great and i wish i could be there to see all the lights(and eat some pizza!)
Nessie is my favourite display!!
I'm glad you had a great Saturday :)
Amanda x

Jacob said...

It was pretty beast.

Where's the video? :P

SuzanSayz said...

What a cool fundraising idea that is. We have never had anything like that her in Kennewick. Dani, I strongly suspect that you are the "FUN" mom!