We had our Downtown in December kickoff party tonight/last night, and it was an absolute blast.
Todd brought the SNL booth to the event. He always does such an amazing job capturing candid moments -- and our crazy, cooky personalities! Here's just a little teaser of the awesomeness from the evening. I can't wait to see the rest!
After we cleaned up the event, I was on my way home, and I spotted our Christmas light guys out working in Auto Alley. I stopped - for what I thought would be a quick hello - and ended up helping them with some of the work for the evening... work that involved me being boosted and hoisted over 10 foot brick walls, while wearing 4-inch heels. (Forgive me for the poor photo quality)
It was incredibly eye-opening to see just how hard their job is. It makes me appreciate these gorgeous Christmas lights all the more!
After I climbed over 2 brick walls, the guys offered me coveralls, a hoodie and sneakers. I was definitely more comfortable - and a bigger help - at this point. At about 11:30 p.m., exhaustion set in for both Travis and myself. I sat down to enjoy the lights while the guys handled the last timer install, and then Travis took a quick rest on the roof. It was pretty awesome - and scary - being so high above Auto Alley!
This week has been absolutely nuts but I'm loving it!! Shop Hop is tonight on Auto Alley. Let's just say I'll definitely look at the holiday lights differently from now on.