Tomorrow- Sunday – is the first day of Advent, a time of anticipation.  For most of us in the US, however, it’s Christmas season.  I don’t like the fact that it seems to start earlier every year, but it’s impossible to avoid.

In Cheyenne, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is the time for the annual Christmas parade. In the past, the weather has ranged from mid 40’s to 40 mph winds to blizzards to cold. Tonight it was cold. Single digit cold. It didn’t dampen spirits, though.  It seemed that people just dressed warmer, including these two little people here.  I want to say they are boys, but I can’t be sure.

The Wyoming Air National Guard flies C130 planes, and this is their entry into the parade.

Finally, Santa made it tonight as well.

It’s tough to shoot a night parade. The changing light makes a mockery of my ability to meter anything, and I was just grateful to get a few shots that could be seen and were in focus.

The season is upon us.  Let’s not forget that fact that it really isn’t about parades, presents or parties.  This is the time to get ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  The Son of God was born as one of us, to live, to teach and to die for the forgiveness of our sins.

While we are celebrating between now and December 25th, let’s not forget that we aren’t waiting for Santa – we are waiting for Salvation.
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