g and i had such a lovely day today. we spent the morning with out cub scout pack riding in the christmas parade. we just love our cub scout peeps so much. i can't even tell you how blessed we are to be in with such a wonderful group of people.
the theme of the parade this year was "toy soldiers: remembering our troops." now i don't really mean to equate myself with the grinch, but i felt my heart swell to three times its size while riding through town. everyone was so happy. and so happy to be there TOGETHER. we waved at people; they waved at us. merry christmases were liberally sprinkled about. and what really got to me was the beautiful mixture of skin tones. we live in a surprisingly diverse little country community. someone had passed out tiny american flags and they were being waved by so many different nationalities. i can tell you i was tearing up quite a bit behind my shades. america the beautiful.
we then spent the afternoon at vintagefest. first g swam with jenni's boys in the holiday inn pool. then they watched home alone 2 and played their dses while i shopped and videoed jenni for the upcoming issue of the jbs mercantile gazette. i am SO delighted with my vintage purchases! this is what i got . . . a 7.5x12 inch ledger with mostly empty pages - i'm thinking to use this as some sort of hybrid project life/(art) journal . . . a 4x6 inch memo binder - i'll use some of the pages for journaling spots throughout the year and then use some plus the binder for my 2012 journal your christmas/december daiy . . . a 1948 boy scout handbook - WAY excited about this! i get fascinated by studying history through books written in different time periods - planning on giving this to our cubmaster for christmas . . . an itty bitty 1970 calendar - my birth year! - it says "girl talk" and i've got march (my birth month) showing and am thinking to add a baby picture of myself . . . then the (new) snowflake bowl is full of ephemera . . . i went through and found numbers 1-31 for my journal your christmas album plus some other christmas bits. happiness.
then we went to buffalo wild wings for wings and celery and were then talked into a round of key lime pie and fudge cake. what? it was such an awesome day we totally deserved to end it with delicious! now we're at home and i'm hoping to get a few christmas memories recorded.
hope you've had some special moments this weekend too. :)