Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How To Extend the Holidays

This is how we did it; by going to the Winter Garden Aglow event at the Idaho Botanical Gardens.













At $8 per person ($4 for members) it's quite a bargain. There are fire pits throughout the garden for warming up and Santa makes an appearance on certain nights as do carolers.















(I recently won their Facebook photo competition with one of my photos of the lights. Very cool!)




That wasn't all. We also saved our Christmas money for a nice dinner out with family at Chandlers Restaurant.

Great food, good times.

























































































I'm feeling very fortunate for having such a great family. That's really what it's all about, isn't it?

Hope your holidays were wonderful.

9 comments:

GoneferalinID said...

You got some great photos of the lights. I wasn't very happy with mine. It looks like you had a nice time.

Lona said...

Oh how simply beautiful! I adore all the light displays at Christmas time. Theirs are all so pretty. Congrats on the win! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Emily said...

wow, wonderful photos of the lights! i've been meaning to make it down there for a long time but still haven't. i'm glad you had such fabulous holidays.

Amber said...

Looks like a perfect evening :) Thanks for sharing some great pics

Belladonna said...

Holy Cow, AMAZING photos. We went to Zoo lights in Phoenix, Had a great time, but our photos didn't come out so great. Looks like you guys had a great time. Next year I'll have to make a point of seeing this.

François Xavier said...

C'est sympa toutes ces lumières, et j'aime à vous voir de temps en temps en photos, j'ai le sentiment d'être un peu avec vous !
Bonne soirée
Bisous
François,

Kim and Victoria said...

François,
Et j'ai le sentiment d'être un peu avec vous aussi! Bisous!

GRACE PETERSON said...

Great photos! I especially love that first one.

igardendaily.com said...

Hi there and Happy New Year! Beautiful photos and that is so exciting - winning the IBG FB photo contest! I think I saw the winning shot, it was great. My family and I volunteered for an evening this year. Pretty cold but fun! My girls were Santa's elves...

Looks like you are having a great time with family too. Never been to Chandlers will have to try it this year!