Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sprinkles and Christmas Heaven

There are many things I love in life, including sprinkles and Christmas.  I enjoy doing shots of sprinkles out of the can (the best sprinkles come this way).  I find them addictive like crack.  Now, it is not all sprinkles that I love, I am a sprinkle snob.  If you want to eat blow-your-mind sprinkles, you must buy Betty Crocker's Parlor Perfect Sprinkles:
I also love Christmas.  The advent season reminds me of being engaged.  Anticipation builds and then everything comes together in full glory.  As a kid my favorite thing to do was to open the advent calendar.  I knew all the little ornaments that were in there, but for some reason, being able to open those paper pockets every day to discover the treasure within warmed my heart.

So imagine my delight when this weekend brought together two of my favorite things along with so many others.  I took a day trip with my mom and sister to Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Michigan.  Holy Heaven.  I knew this was going to be an amazing trip when I first saw this license plate
Followed by this street sign
Cheers to the freakin' weekend my friend.  The only thing that could have made this trip better would have been if my youngest sister could have come with us.  So we trekked to Michigan and here is a bit of what Christmas Heaven looked like:
 I bet you want to pick this nose.
 I thought I would never find a wedding dress I loved more than my own.  I was wrong.

 You would be scared too.

 It was so cold!  Making it feel even more like Christmas in October.
 The countdown!

It took us 5 hours to make it through the whole store.  I loved the trip.  Along the way were sprinkles off red fall leaves among the green trees.  I think the advent season should start in October.   There were sprinkles of laughs mixed in with rich conversation.  There were sprinkles of butts mixed in with stick shift lessons (I will never be to old to drop trough to moon my mother when she is least expecting it).  It was a weekend full of things that I loved, and I tried to savor every minute of it.

1 comment:

  1. And I hope I will never be too old to enjoy the fact that my kids, although adults, still moon me (and who knows how many others we are unaware of). Is this wrong?! Thanks for the talks and laughter and sheer Christmas enjoyment. The only problem, which I did not realize until we got home, was that I only purchased 20 new ornaments - not nearly enough. So, another Bronner run might be in the making. The only thing that would have made it better would have been Miss Erica being with us to add to the pillow/water bottle fights. Thanks for making more memories with me .....