Happy Thursday, friends! I know you are busy like I am preparing for the big event, but I wanted to share a story with you of what I wore to Winterfest…by accident!
Many communities have similar events to the Winterfest celebration I ended up attending…without knowing at the beginning of the day where I was headed.
WHAT I WORE WHEN I LEFT THE HOUSE
Mr. B and I began that day with a four hour road trip ahead of us to visit my daughter and her family.
The weather was cool…not cold. I originally dressed to be comfortable for the trip and perhaps an evening around the house with my grandchildren.
I decided to wear my purple Eileen Fisher knit tunic which I have owned for awhile…with black leggings…and I threw on my snowflake scarf for a touch of something seasonal.
I knew we were not going to walk much, so I wore my favorite comfy shoes for the journey.
We stopped in our favorite hill country town…Fredericksburg…to walk our dog and for me to get my favorite wine.
It is sooo good and, in fact, they told me that it has become so popular that they will now offer it all year long. But, I picked up several bottles for us, for Christmas Day and as special gifts.
For this part of the journey, I was dressed just right to visit this quaint Texas-German town.
WINTERFEST IN WEST TEXAS
Little did I know, that these little eyes had bigger plans for Gigi!
On the way, our daughter called and said. “If you make it in time, we are going to Winterfest, a light show event.”
In my mind, this was the old school “drive-around-a-neighborhood” and look at lights event…au contraire!
This is a really fun and well done event that spans across a countryside for a few miles.
It features so many photo opportunities and includes food trucks and fire pits.
While everyone loved it and had a great time, this little three-year-old did not want to miss a thing.
He wanted me to take his picture literally at every opportunity and needed to stop at each display at touch and see it all.
His joy with this event was infectious.
I had arrived at the house (before we headed out) with Christmas PJs and Santa hats for all three boys.
This little guy quickly put them on and wore them to the event!
Gotta love it!
The entire family had a memorable evening…in fact, I came home and created a Shutterfly book from the images I took.
It is already wrapped and under the tree.
While we were there, a cold front began to blow in stirring up the West Texas dirt even more.
My entire outfit was covered in dust.
WHAT I WORE AND WHAT I WISH I HAD WORN
This is what my shoes looked like at the end of the evening…they are still waiting to be polished. Mr. B says he will make them look like new.
This was one occasion which required function over fashion.
Live and learn…now I know in the future to plan better for what might happen in the evening ahead of the trip!
Asking the right questions is important.
Gigi and Beck were the last two to leave the event. Others patiently waited for us…and a good time was had by all! (Except for the one who ate way too much funnel cake!)
I officially declared this night a “grandmother resilience test!” I think I passed!
I hope these WHAT I WORE posts have been helpful to you! I have one more for tomorrow before we leave holiday wear 2021 behind.
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Hope to see you tomorrow…and like a three-year-old at Winterfest…make sure you…..
By Pamela Lutrell
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