Monday, December 8, 2014

A Festively Busy Weekend

We had a busy weekend chock-full of festive activities.

Jarrod and I left the kids with a sitter Saturday afternoon to attend a walking Advent tour of churches in downtown Carlisle.  It was cold and rainy, but we had a really good time.  We went to four churches, sang songs, learned about their Advent customs, and enjoyed refreshments.  I hope that we are able to go again next year!


We came home after the tour to do a quick change of clothes for a party on base.  The power went out right after we walked in the door, so we were left getting ready for the party in the dark.  The kids were plenty happy with the babysitter though and couldn’t wait for us to leave again!

I didn’t get any pictures from the Christmas party that we attended, but it was really fun.  I don’t watch much reality TV, but the chef for the party was previously on the show “Chopped”.  The  food was fantastic!   

Sunday morning the Knights of Columbus and the Council of Catholic Women hosted a Saint Nicolas breakfast.

Evelyn is two for two with white-bearded men!


Trenton and Charlotte each made a card for wounded soldiers while I kept Evelyn occupied.


Evelyn wanted to get down and walk (with me holding her hands).  As she was walking around, she turned back toward Saint Nicolas.  She walked right up for another round on his lap!

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Yesterday afternoon, we were back on base for the children’s party.  The Admiral’s wife made 80 homemade gingerbread houses for the kids to decorate!  Trenton and Charlotte had a great time, and couldn’t wait to taste their masterpieces last night.


We capped off our weekend at the tree lighting out at Children’s Lake.  It was cold and crowded, but the lake was pretty.  And the kids thought that Santa coming in on a boat was really funny!


Whew!  What a whirlwind of a weekend!  But we loved it all!


Jen said...

What an awesome weekend. Santa coming in on a boat is pretty cool. :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Im sure that's ever kiddos dream, seeing the big jolly guy pulling up in a boat. Yall had a busy but fabulous weekend from the sounds of it!!!

Alejandra said...

Santa in a boat is awesome! Ours came on a fire truck!
Looks like an amazing weekend!

Jessie said...

Wow! Busy but so festive! How fun for everyone. I especially love it when the kids have just as much fun with the babysitter as we do going out!

Amanda B. said...

Love the Santa in the boat! What a great weekend.

Shannon said...

The Admiral's wife is amazing. Those gingerbread house kits are way better than any you can buy in the store!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

So busy! I love that there is so much to do up there