(insert geography lesson here)
...the fire station can be seen from our front porch. Tonight our house almost became visible to the firemen from their front porch! The problem strand of lights starting buzzing, then an orange glow from the wires broke out and then sparks and flames. FIRE! Thanks to Jordan's intelligent little brain, he unplugged them immediately and called aunt Brittany who was driving through town. She stopped to pick up more lights for us. I wasn't about to drag puking kids to Walgreen's. I'm so glad that strand of lights was off the tree when that little flame show occurred. Howard should be home soon from his basketball trip, the travel is a bit slow going due to falling and packed snow. He will be excited to see he missed the tree decorating event all together,he just doesn't dig that part. He will be more excited to know that there is still a roof on our house. I enjoy dispatching for the fire department, but it's another story to have them dispatched to my own house. Here are a few of my favorite ornaments. Did I mention I love Christmas trees and ornaments?
I think that sums up the evening. It's officially Carter's Birthday since it's the wee hours of the morning. If I sit and think about it too long my eyes will water...and so will the eyes of those who know us well. That story will have to be saved for a later post.