It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

We’ve been out around town leading up to the holidays this year from one side of Charlotte to the other, getting in tune with the Christmas spirit.

First we started with shopping… (well ‘window shopping’ that is)

Christmas items on display...
Christmas items on display…
Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread Men
Snowman cookie jar... totally want this.
Snowman cookie jar… totally want this.

Then we where off to Dean and Deluca for some good food and holiday cheer…

Holiday Decorations at Dean and Deluca
Holiday Decorations at Dean and Deluca

The following weekend (this weekend actually) we headed up to Daniel Stowe (to deliver the photographs I’m entering into the shutterbug contest) and to see some of the Christmas decor…

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Finally yesterday we wrapped up our holiday outings with a trip to uptown Charlotte where we had an amazing lunch at Mimosa Grill. Followed by a brisk walk to our carriage ride.

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We took the shorter ride since it was chilly out...
We took the shorter ride since it was chilly out… Trip for (2) $25.00

I got to capture alot of pictures of Charlotte during our ride, as well as learning a bit about the horse pulling us around town… Can you believe that he weighed 2,300 pounds? I sure couldn’t)

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After a long day it was time to head home… And snap a few pictures of our Christmas decorations…

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Merry Christmas everyone!

~theavidpen