Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday High Five Friday

via Midwest Living

The kids and I are headed "up north" for a weekend in Manistee, Michigan. It's where I grew up. We'll be staying with my parents and hopefully seeing my brother and his girlfriend as well as some other friends around town. 

The five highlights of the trip besides those friendly faces?
via Midwest Living

1. Victorian Sleighbell Parade
The parade goes right through the downtown area. Big horses pull a Christmas tree. It's been years since I've been home to see the parade. Longer even than the last time I had gone to this parade. It starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

2. It's a Wonderful Life on the Big Screen!
At 12:30 on Saturday the restored Vogue movie theater will show It's A Wonderful Life,  my favorite ever holiday film. For free! I cannot even wait!!!! 

3. Miracle on Maple (er... 34th Street)
Saturday night my mom is taking the kids and me to see Miracle on 34th Street at the beautiful Ramsdell Theatre. It's number one claim to fame is that it is where James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader) began his acting career. Although I know from personal experience that this beauty was in plenty of performances there, too.

4. Downtime
Driving up Friday night after work--three hours in the car with two excited kids--then a full schedule of events on Saturday?? I'm going to have to plan for some downtime so I don't get cranky and tired. Long walks in the fresh winter air. Bedtimes as close to normal as possible. Quiet books to read. 

5. I'm Elf!
And just for fun: Which holiday movie are you? Find out here.

Happy Friday!

Xoxo Carrie

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