Friday, December 10, 2010

Fun Getaway!

We just got back from a fun, but quick getaway. Started off by going to see the Christmas Show at Word of Life in Hudson, FL. It was a new show and just as wonderful as years past. Then we drove to a Tree Farm and cut down our Christmas Tree. We hadn't told the kids about this ahead of time and they were just thrilled. At this place we got to ride on a hayride, find a tree, cut down a tree, ride a horse/pony, eat yummy kettle corn, go through a maze, ride a zipline and ride a train. After that we went to our hotel room. The next day we woke up to go to the ICE exhibit at Gaylord Palms. It was a chilly 9 degrees! The place was just gorgeous. Everything in there was ice including an ice slide, ice walls, ice snowman, ice santa and best of all a complete ice nativity scene. The place was beautiful, but very cold.

It was a wonderful time. I have always wanted to take our children out to cut down our tree. Sometimes as a parent I plan something and it becomes more about me, then about the memory with them. This wasn't one of those things. The kids were all so excited to pick out the perfect tree. Tomorrow we will decorate it.

I'm slowly, but surely working through my Christmas 2010 list. Here are some pics of our fun.

Friday, December 3, 2010

December To Do List 2010

Tay had a Christmas To Do List, so I wanted to have one too!

This December I plan to:

-take Christmas card photos and send out cards

-Run a December 5k (have one set up to run with a cousin in Boca Raton)

-quick trip to Tampa/Orlando for some holiday fun

-train ride

-Christmas shopping with Mark

-Christmas shopping with Mom

-red and green meal with kids

-keep up with our advent boxes

-Christmas cantata

-Make one homemade gift

-Drive Thru Nativity

I love this time of year and don't feel like the busy-ness takes over. I want my kids to always remember the fun stuff we plan and do for them, but most importantly the reason for this season.

I didn't want to post without some pictures.

Here is Mammaw with some of her favorite great grandkids. Her other favorites are the ones not pictured. :)

Last Sunday we went to Hod Rod Chili Drive In at the Diplomat Wesleyan Church. We were invited by Grandpa and Grandma D. We had fun looking at the old cars, playing games, face painting, free food and good fellowship.
Enjoying Grandpa's new car