Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Village 2011

I took a short 3 day trip home the end of last week.  It was a whirlwind.  I don't think I sat down the entire 3 days except in the car, to sleep and to eat -- and even some of my meals I ate standing up.  But it was a blast.  One of the reasons for the trip was our annual Christmas Village excurtion.  You know I won't miss it -- You can read about previous trips here and here.

This year didn't disappoint.  We were all laughing at the fact that last year I came home with Sawyer who was nine months old and this year I came home with Graham.  A lot can happen in 1 year!

We were there a looong time.  We got in a hour early this year because we scored vendor passes.  So we got there at 8:30 and didn't leave until 7:00. 

Here a few pictures - mostly taken with my phone.

The group in our matching shirts.  This years shirt was screen printed - an ornament with our initial and "Merry Everything, Happy Always" written around the ornament.  Graham had one to match but we left off the writing, just the ornament for him.

Graham did great all day.  He was a little trooper.  But he had a lot of arms who didn't mind holding him. 

But 14 hours later and he was done!  I think we all were.

We ended a great day with a mexican dinner and then topped it off with Blue Bell Pumpkin Pecan Spice ice cream.  This stuff is amazing!!!  I'm serious - maybe the best ice cream I've ever had!  Try it, please!

This day is one I always look forward too.  One of my favorite days of the year.  Love this time with my favorite girls!  And little buddy!


morgan823 said...

I told Shannon the shirts were precious!! Graham looks just like Keith in that pic of him in his carseat smiling.

H2's Mommy said...

One of my favorite days of the year too! Love it! Graham did awesome and is so precious! Missed the other kiddos. and this ice cream is the BOMB! Love you!

BeLLa said...

Absolutely one of my favorite days too. I love how crazy we are about it and how much fun we have...."we can make that" xoxo