Monday, December 12, 2011

Santa Already Came to Town

We found another reason to like living in Ogden: Christmas Village!

Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, downtown Ogden transforms into a winter wonderland. This year we got to see it. There's a big parade (which we could hear from our apartment), with Santa himself on the caboose float. Afterwards, Ryan and I waited along with thousands of others (not kidding, it's a BIG event), for Santa to make his appearance on the downtown amphitheater stage. I think embarrassed Ry with my "Elf" movie imitation, I'd shout out, "SAAANNTTAA!!" like Buddy does. Love these Buddy quotes:

Buddy: You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa.

Buddy: [phone rings, Buddy picks it up] Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?

Gimbel's Manager: Why are you smiling like that? Buddy: I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite.

Gimbel's Manager: 6-inch ribbon curls honey.
Jovie: That's impossible.Gimbel's Manager: 6 INCHES!

After the countdown, the jolly guy switched the giant fake ON/OFF switch, and the place lit up, including fireworks up above!

Lucky, lucky me - MarketStar's right across the street from the glowing city, so every night I can look down from the 6th floor and see it. It's magical, indeed. Ry's interning at R& O Construction, and here's the house they built:


  1. The pictures look great. And my favorite color is RED!

  2. Of course it is, you Ute fan, you. -Crystalee

  3. What MAGIC!! Lights are one of my favorite things at Christmas!! I will purposefully drive out of the way going home to potentially see some beautifully lit up houses!
    My hubs really likes the LED blue and white lights. We recently had our holiday ornament party and probably 4 or 5 of our guests asked if we were Jewish lol ;)

  4. Glad the Booth Ohana likes the magic too. There's just something about lights. I've thought before that I wished they could be up all year - but then they'd lose their novelty... Funny about them thinking your Jewish. I wonder sometimes how it would feel to be Jewish this time red-and-green infiltrated time of year.

  5. Crystalee! I just found your blog! So excited! You and your hubby are so cute! Hope all is well : )

  6. whoops...guess I'm signed in as the hubs but it's katie not bryan : )