Recently Ethan walked in our local Holiday Parade with his Boy Scout troop. It was a beautiful but cold day.
The new snow on the mountain tops certainly was pretty.
A sign post on the road leading to the capital building. I guess I was in a great mood that day; I even thought the signs were pretty.
In a small town parade you don't get big, beautiful floats. You get motorcycle clubs...
and girls from dance schools (LOVE their colors!)
There was one humble float. I loved it's message. (A sign not in this picture said "Thank you God for these gifts".) I was happy to see that although this was a "Holiday" parade rather than a "Christmas" parade, the Christmas message was still allowed in.
There were a large number of fancy horses and riders.
And there was of course a marching band. I think putting a metal instrument to your mouth in cold temperatures must be highly uncomfortable so I applaud these kids for their toughness.
I am enjoying Christmas preparations. I especially enjoy the decorating. I hope to share pictures of that soon.