I'm back everyone.
First I'd like to start off by thanking all of you for the kind words on the loss of my beloved cat, Lola. Again, sorry I've taken so long to continue sharing these photos, but with this heartbreak, I haven't had much energy to do anything, really. Not to mention, I've barely been spending any time at all in my house anymore because it's been too hard for me with Lola gone. However, I pushed myself to do so today in order to update you all. I've even lit a little candle, threw on some comfy socks, and have my other kitty Pudgie at my side, so I should be okay. ♥
Anywho, I left off where Jake and I
were going to check out Illumination Night!...
There were already many people there enjoying the brass band that played under the tabernacle.
Cute gingerbread cottages lined the roads, their unlit lanterns waiting for nighttime to fall.
Really cool house that had sort of an Alice in Wonderland theme
Can you spy the little kitty in the "Two Bad Cats" house?
It started to get darker and darker...
Until before we knew it... BOOM! The night was aglow with colorful lanterns!
This house had all parachute lanterns.
Most of the dwellers of these homes sat proudly amidst their wonderful work to greet passerbys.
Want to sit down? ♥
I particularly loved these paper luminary houses on the ground.
Look! Jake even made a new friend!
Want to see it all in action? Here's a short video I took:
When I tell you I had such a wonderful time at this event, I mean there was rarely even a moment that I didn't have tears in my eyes. Upon first sight of the illumination, I buried my face in Jake's shoulder weeping for joy... one of my fondest dreams were finally coming true! I was in Martha's Vineyard, at Illumination Night, with none other than the love of my life ♥
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Next week I'll be sharing with you my other dream-come-true...
Meeting the one, the only, Susan Branch.
Stay tuned for that ♥