Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Christmas Prelude...a journey to Maine!
On our honeymoon Scott and I went to Kennebunkport Maine. I love Maine. I love the beautiful ragged shoreline...I love the people...seemingly always friendly and willing to talk...I love the weather....not too hot summers with cool falls and wonderful winters!!! While walking around Kennebunkport and wandering through one of their many shops...I came across a beautiful framed photo. It was of a lit Christmas tree in the middle of town. All the surrounding shops were decorated. There was a light powdering of snow on the streets. It was beautiful. I pointed it out to Scott. Five years later we returned to Maine to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. Right before we left to head home... Scott handed me a large package. In it was the large framed photo...the one I had admired 5 years before. I loved it!!! I secretly wished that someday I could be there when Kennebunkport celebrated their Christmas Prelude.....somehow I could see the tree lit and standing beautifully in the center of town. The problem was...Scott works for the highway department...we never go anywhere in the winter ( well except to China in January 2009...but that was an exception!!) One day last year , as we were celebrating Chinese New Year at our house...I showed my friend Ellen he picture. I told her how I wished I could someday go. She said..."well let's go...let's go in December!!!" "Lets bring Sierra and Gretchen and let's go to Maine!! ( Gretchen is her adult daughter ) So last Friday morning we packed into Ellen's convertible and headed for Maine. I can not even begin to tell you what a wonderful time we had!!! We walked by the ocean...Gretchen and Sierra went IN the ocean! We hunted for sea glass and small shells....we shopped and shopped and shopped for Christmas...and we stood in the center of Kennebunkport.... on a beautiful December night...when the tree was lit !!! Sierra had a blast..She was awesome the entire weekend. I loved sharing my dream weekend with her. I loved spending the time with Ellen and Gretchen! I was sad that Scott couldn't be with us...but I was appreciated the opportunity to have a girls weekend out!!
These are some of my favorite photos