A week ago, Aaron, Christa and Charlotte headed off to New York City. It began with Aaron and Christa's vigilance about the dangers of social media. They have made a deal with their kids: stay off of social media (anything that requires them to make a profile or isn't required by school) until their 15th birthday and they get $1500 to use for a trip with Mom and Dad. They can go anywhere they want, but the money has to cover travel and room for all three and any tickets to events. Charlotte, being the theater lover that she is, of course chose NYC.
The other three stayed with us while they were away.
Their trip started with this photo taken by Aaron as they left Fresno.
Levi spent Friday night with his cousins because he is on a club water polo team and they had practice early Saturday morning. Mark was busy with basketball refereeing on Friday night.
So Gabe, Ella and I went in search of Christmas lights. There has been a neighborhood that in past years has synchronized all the lights within several blocks with music. We headed for that neighborhood. I should have done more research. Apparently last year was the final year. And in fact, even without the music, not many of the houses were even decorated. Big disapponitment.
But we drove around the surrounding blocks and saw some pretty lights. And found one house that did have lights synchronized to music.