Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Never To Late To Start A Great New Holiday Tradition.....

I spent the busiest traveling day of the year in traffic...I quickly realized why I don't travel outside of the state at Thanksgiving. Took my Dad to the hospital for his surgery Tuesday morning and they quickly postponed it....Possible Bicep tear and blood clot, so a few more tests for him and a lot more pain to endure until he sees his surgeon on the 2nd..

My daughter made the trip with me and we decided to come home so she could spend Thanksgiving with her husband (my hubby had already left for my in-laws Wednesday at lunch)...We will go back when they clear him for surgery.

Needing a little holiday spirit we decided to go to Atlanta for the lighting of Macy's Great Tree (which I still call Rich's Tree Lighting)...Every Thanksgiving they show it on television and we have always watched it....Never missed a show....But never went....And every year I cry when the special performer sings the high note on "OH Holy Night" and the lights come on the tree...
Crowds by the thousands filled the parking lot and lined the streets, the spirit of the season was electric...There was a 30 minute pre show followed by an hour of holiday singing ....AMAZING!!! Katherine Mcphee was one of the performers and did this years honors of "OH Holy Night", and seriously it gave me chills...



And just when you thought it was over...A 20 minute fireworks display synchronized to Christmas music...



AWESOME!!!!! We've decided this will be our new Thanksgiving tradition, complete with a stop by the Waffle House (we live in the South people, Waffle House is a tradition in it's self)........


6 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, the tree lighting is a wonderful tradition to start! ;) Here we are in the Christmas season again. Where did the year go?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a great new tradition. I love Waffle House and yes in the south it is a tradition all its own!

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like a fun time for you.

New traditions are great---aren't they?
Mr. Ken loves the Waffle House.

Have a super week.

Melinda

LindainNCtoo said...

Another blog post that I got choked up on this morning.....geez! I am going to be no good today.

O, Holy Night is one of my favorite hymns/songs of the Season. I cry when I sing or hear it sung.

Waffle House.....only a Southerner can understand its importance...just like Cracker Barrel.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

How fun!! Sounds like a great fun new tradition.

DesertHen said...

What a fun new tradition! I bet the fireworks set to music was amazing to see!

I finished reading Breaking Dawn and now I'm a total Twilight Addict! My daughter now says I need to go to rehab! LOL Can't wait for the Eclipse release this Saturday. =)