Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas and Advent 2011

This year's Christmas and Advent was a wonderful time. Dand'un filled the children's days with special activities and treats. There were 24 gifts to open. Each one was something special. We had muffins to bake, cookies to cut out, gel sticks for the windows, movies to watch. Just lots of activities that she put a lot of thought into. It was really a treat for the children and for us.

 We also did a few random acts of kindness for some strangers. It was a lot of fun leaving money on drink machines, buying coffee for the person in line behind us, and giving cookies to our mailman. Our favorite reaction was the middle aged gentleman at Starbucks. He was almost speechless when Annalise handed him a gift card for his coffee. It made me smile. I didn't really take any pictures because I didn't want the children to have the idea that we were doing it "for show." But, it was a real treat for me to watch them. 

We were able to spend time with our Mobile family at Miramar Beach. We all rented a HUGE house together and had a great time eating, and believe it or not swimming. :) It never got over 60 degrees or so, but the kiddos (and Jake) were not going to miss opportunity to swim in the Gulf or the pool. It is always a gift to spend time with our family... especially at such a beautiful beach.

                                                            Cold, snotty G Coy.
                                                               Sweet Auntie Kara.

Okay...still more Christmas pics to add. Gingerbread house, gifts. etc...I will get them on here sometime. :)

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