On Saturday we gathered with friends for a lantern walk. The night was crisp and quiet and all the children in attendance (all girls, by the way) were excited for the festival. We were treated to a lovely meal and then the story of Martin's Lantern was read. Once the story was finished we lit our lanterns and headed out into the night. It was peaceful and cool, just perfect for a lantern walk. While we headed down the path that would lead us through the woods we sang lantern walk songs (Glimmer, Lantern, Glimmer being one of them). As we wound down the path toward the exit we could see some beautiful lanterns glowing in the distance. Finally, we had reached the end and there in front of us inside what felt like a magical ring of trees some lanterns had been hung. It was simply magical! We all stood there in awe of how breathtakingly beautiful it was. Finally, after a few pictures were taken, we gathered our lanterns and headed in for a snack of molasses cookies and warm cider. Once everyone had warmed up and bellies were full we all said our "thank-yous" and "see-you-soons" and headed out into the night each of us with our lights shining brightly!