Monday, December 13, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday -- Holidays Are About Memories

Each week I participate in Perfect Moment Monday, sponsored by the blog, According to Lavender Luz, "Perfect Moment Monday" is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.

In my Perfect Moment Monday post a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I had a series of Perfect Moments over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Here is yet another...

This year my parents decided that instead of giving gifts to us, they'd rather spend the money, time and energy to create memories. That, in itself, is Perfect...because we don't need anything and we all really enjoy spending time together.

On Saturday night, we all climbed into a bus/limo to drive around Denver and see the holiday lights. Our teenage sons teased about us being on the "short" bus...but it was very relaxing to sit, look out the windows, see the lights, and enjoy each others company.

The bus driver, Steve, had taken the time to decorate the inside of the bus and provided soft drinks and candy canes.

He took us to downtown Denver to see Civic Center and the 16th Street mall...complete with horse-drawn carriages, holiday lights and an ice-skating rink.

After several hours of laughter and fun, we hopped off the bus, knowing that we had all just received the Perfect gift...being together.

I am extremely grateful for my family and our special time together.

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Lori Lavender Luz said...

Well that's the good thing about perfect moments. By sharing them you multiply them.

Loved being on that bus with you and your family! And those other people, too :-)

Unknown said...

What a great idea. I remember when I was a kid my mom would bundle us up and drive DOWNTOWN from our house in Aurora.
We'd go slowly down 17th to check out the big houses and then swing by the Civic Center... sometimes making the circle two or three times. When we got a little older, she'd stop and we'd get out for hot chocolate in Larimer Square.
I love this idea of letting Steve do the driving. Thanks for sparking my memories.

andrea said...

that is PERFECT!! I love to get "experiences" instead of "things". I also love looking at christmas lights!