Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays!
(I’m singing to myself! Anyone else?! Ha!).
Today’s post is all about our town’s annual Home For The Holidays!! It’s always the weekend after Thanksgiving and one of my FAVORITE McKinney traditions. Strike that, I think this IS my favorite McKinney tradition. Here are the pics to prove it…
We had a volleyball tournament in the morning, so we headed to the square around 3:30 with my parents. The weather was crisp, the carols were blaring and I was in H-E-A-V-E-N. It really is like a Hallmark Christmas movie.
As soon as we got there, we bumped into some of our dearest friends…Karla and her family were there too! True story, my dad, brother and Andrew have only been sky diving one time and it was with her hubby. I think once was enough for my men 😉 .
They set up artificial ice and snow for some fun tubing! My girls were having zero fun. Ha!
Down he goes!
And there she goes too!! The little girls both passed on the tubing…they ate candy and watched instead.
She really wanted a pic 🙂 .
He may not like Hallmark movies, but he loves living inside one.
My dad’s wardrobe is always on point.
The stores were all decked out for the holidays. Mom and Popcorn is one of our all-time faves!
Did you know that McKinney has a famous ski store on our square?! People come from all over our state plus the bordering ones to shop at Doug & Lynda’s Ski Shop. When you walk inside, it feels like you’re stepping into a vacation. They’re only open during ski season…and I think Andrew Shull has started to get mail there 😉 . He loves Doug & Lynda’s!
Love my bigs so much!!
There was just a bit of magic in the air.
The little girls might have passed on tubing, but they were not going to pass on the carousel!
That is seriously what my face looks like in every carousel picture. Hahahahaha!
My “middles” stick together quite a bit.
Ashby was SO EXCITED that they had an inflatable slide with no bounce house. She can do those!!
I’m pretty sure she slid 100 times.
From the shops to the restaurants, the theater in the middle and so much more, our square is a GEM!
Our annual tree lighting was later that night, and it’s always a fun event! Our super cool mayor lights the tree and then we all sang carols as a community. Seriously, I swear I saw Candace Cameron-Bure walk by 😉 .
They love their Papa Jay!
Fourteen years ago, Andrew told me we were going to move to McKinney and plant our business and our family and I threw a FIT. It was not my proudest moment, but I just haaaaaaaaaaated the thought of moving to “Oklahoma” (as a Dallas girl, McKinney felt so far north!). I dragggggggged my feet to McKinney only to have Andrew be SO FREAKING RIGHT (I hate it when that happens! Haha!). McKinney, you are home. I want to live here until I die, and then, I want them to bury me here. It’s good to be home. xo