Friday, December 19, 2008

Looking for Lights

Tonight we drove through a neighborhood in North Houston to look at Christmas lights. Looking at Christmas lights is one of Brad's favorite things to do this time of year. The particular neighborhood we visited had themed streets (ex. Jesus' birth, zoo theme, snowman theme, candy cane, etc.) It was really neat to see. One house in particular had LED lights synchronized to music that running continuously through their own radio station. We turned our radio on to the appointed station and listened to the music as the lights flashed in unison....it was really cool. Zeke kept asking how the house lights were set up to match the music in our car....of course, I was asking the same thing. How did they do that? Unfortunately it only reinforced the idea for Brad that we would need to purchase more lights, fancier lights, more decorations and find a way to set motion to music. Not that he needing any more encouragement for that!

Today was an improved day for Brad. He said that he felt the best that he had all week. Tonight he faced a lot more coughing...so that hasn't been easy....but I was certainly glad that he seemed to feel better for the better part of today.

9 comments:

Matt, Kara, and Hank (plus Teej) said...

Glad to hear it was a good day for you all. Give me a holler if you need some free labor to assist with more lights. =)

Matt

Joelle Yates said...

Well, if Brad wants info on synchronized lights, he just needs to ask Andy. Last year Andy made a system for our house...computer running the whole thing to music. We didn't get it up and running this year since we're trying to get our house ready to put on the market, and a computer in the middle of my piano room didn't sound like a great idea! :0
If you want another great Christmas adventure, our church is presenting "Celebrate Jesus" again tomorrow night from 6:30-9:30. It's a drive-thru of twelve live scenes from Jesus' life. I'm in the angel choir at Jesus' birth. The boys and Andy are in various other scenes. I'd recommend getting there as early as possible, or opt for the hayride version. It's a lot of fun! www.westhoustonchurch.org will get you a map and details.
I'm so glad Brad felt better today. Praying for another great day tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Looking at lights has always been one of our favorites. Glad that Brad was feeling better today. You are in my families' prayers daily. Love in Christ, The Pratts

Rebecca said...

Brad and Jenny--We found your blog via the Perkins' blog. The right words escape me as I think of what to say. We just want you to know that you and your sweet family are in our thoughts and prayers, and that your strength shines through in your blog posts. Our hearts go out to you.
Love,
Eric and Rebecca Monroe

Brooks Inc. said...

Praying today is wonderful as well!

Nellie's Nuggets said...

Looking at Christmas lights justs adds a little to the joy of the season for me, too. So very happy to hear that Brad had a good day and is making plans for future lighting! I'll be praying for another good day and less coughing. Enjoy the day!!

da momma said...

hugs to u!

Rebecca said...

Oh how much fun is that. I think we've done that neighborhood before. Stopping to get a candy cane from Santa was Cam's highlight of that trip. Glad the day was so much fun for all and that Brad was having a good day.

Raygor's in Austin said...

Hey bud- Been thinking about you guys and praying for more of those good days. Much love-Gary