I am still going through my photos from the holidays. Almost done!
Over the winter break, we did a day trip to Fredericksburg, to see how the Germans decorate for Christmas. On our way, we stopped at Dimassi's for the lunch buffet. Let's see, what made my belly happy this time around? Baba ganoush, hummus, spice bread, dolmades, spinach, green beans, skordalia, tabouli, tahini dip, cucumber dip. So much goodness.
Fredericksburg's town square was indeed beautifully decorated, with an enormous tree (see tiny Olivia for scale.)
There was also a wooden tree with intricately carved figures, pretty cool.
After an hour and a half in the car, we were grateful for the children's gingerbread village that allowed Jackson and Olivia to run off some energy.
My sweet little cookies.
Olivia got involved with a little street performance of "Jingle Bells."
Then she was distracted by bubbles.
Jackson halfheartedly posed with Santa. "There are like five Santas in this town," he informed me. "They're not real. The real Santa only comes on Christmas Eve."
At Earthbound Trading, my favorite store in F'burg for hippie goodness, I picked up some scented bath salts.
On the way home, we went through Johnson City and they had their own Christmas display on the town square.
The courthouse was all fancy.
I think this was just a private residence, but they had seven Christmas trees. Seven.
We also drove through a sparkly forest. So pretty.