Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The build-up to Christmas

We had a very busy weekend building up to Christmas.

It started Friday night when we went to Lake Lanier Islands to see the lights. Mommy and daddy have not been in years, so much has changed, it was AWESOME! Grace loved looking at the lights, playing in the front seat of the car, calling the goats from the live nativity scene "dogs", roasting marshmallows, looking at carnival lights, and hanging out with friends Aundrea and Learoy.

On Saturday we started the day with a traditional family "last minute" shopping trip. Grace and Hudson enjoyed their first ride on a carousel. Afterwards we enjoyed hanging out with the family and eating meals together. The end of the day was spent at a Christmas party at one of Chad's little soccer player's house.

On Sunday we woke up and the family joined us for a Christmas Eve service at The Orchard. We then all went to SmokeRise County Club for a wonderful meal. Chad and Uncle Eric took off and went to the Falcons game for the afternoon.

On Christmas Eve night by tradition we ate dinner at Maw Maw and Paw Paw's, read the Christmas story and opening gifts from family.