Finally...here are the pictures I meant to post last week. After all the work I went through to get them back, I wish they were better, but shooting Christmas lights at night is HARRRRDDDD. Well, maybe not so much "hard" as "requiring equipment that costs way too much for an amateur with no real aspirations other than getting non-blurry pics of her kids to buy."
Anyway, we went to the Festival of Lights at the Portland Grotto, which is sort of a must-do thing around here. We don't go every year as we are easily defeated by weather. But, we did get a trip in this year and it was great. My daughter especially loved it. My son, well, it was a good excuse to walk off some of his energy!