My mom and I just got back from a walk looking at Christmas lights and all I have to say is wow, our neighbors really out-did themselves this year! But more on that later.
This afternoon I met one of my oldest friends, Brian, at the mall to finish up our Christmas shopping. Luckily the mall wasn’t too crowded, and we were able to get in and out with little frustation. The mall near my parents’ house really goes all out for Christmas too which is definitely a plus when you’re spending a lot of time shopping!
And lots of decorations hanging from the ceiling, including this boat.
Pretty cool right?
I also spotted this at the mall and had to tie my hands behind my back to prevent myself from buying it.
That is one thing I do not need in my kitchen. Too dangerous!
After walking around the mall all afternoon, I was famished. I stopped at Whole Foods to pick up a few things and went home where I snacked on some veggies and hummus. A little bit later my mom asked me if I wanted to order thai food from my all time favorite thai restaurant in Michigan, Siam Spicy, and of course I obliged
I always struggle with what to order at Siam Spicy. My go-to at the restaurant is pad thai because they have the best pad thai ever, but I also like to try new things. However, when I order anything but the pad thai, I feel like I’m missing out. My solution tonight: order the shrimp pad thai and something new. The best of both worlds!
For my something new I chose Gang Kew Warn.
I figured this way I could squeeze in a few extra nutrients along with my veggie-devoid pad thai.
It worked and the two balanced each other nicely.
Dessert was a smaller version of last nights and served more to cleanse my mouth of spice than to quench my sweet tooth.
After dinner, my mom and I walked over to this house in my neighborhood that goes all out with holiday decorations. In fact, the house is even up for an award!
The decorations span two yards and the house is a destination spot for many families in the area.
It is just so cool!
The fence around the yard was decorated with garland and about every 5 feet or so there was a small ornament that said Merry Christmas in a different language. I loved these and must have looked at every one. I am such a nerd!
I also loved these three singing snowmen.
Every house needs a countdown to Christmas!
I love that I still get a chance to walk around and look at Christmas lights with family. It is such a great tradition
Do any houses in your neighborhood decorate like crazy for the holidays? Do you walk/drive around and look at lights?