Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas Surprises!

We give our children 3 big presents each Christmas. This year, a couple of those three were group gifts. The second was a Wii and the 3rd was a letter that gave them a clue to another location in the house. This went on for 5 more clues until the final clue said, "Your final gift awaits you 3 hours from here, so pack your bags and let's get going." They had no idea where we were going and I have NEVER seen them so excited. They were completely taken off guard. We packed our stuff and about an hour later, we left for San Antonio. We went straight to the zoo which was cool. I couldn't believe it was open on Christmas Day! Then we went to our hotel on the Riverwalk which is beautiful and full of life. That was really fun. The next couple of days, we went to Sea World. None of us has ever been, so it was great for us all. It couldn't have been a better Christmas and we enjoyed being together.


Nancy fancy pants January 6, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

What a fun christmas surprise. So you went on Christmas Day? Plus putting your kids on a treasure hunt to find their gift .... you're so creative!
You're family is so cute!
I've never been to San Antonio, but everyone says they love it there. I'll have to go one of these days.
Glad you had fun, Chels!

Chelsea Pratt January 6, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

Just move here and then it's only a few hours away!

Challburg January 7, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

sounds like you guys had so much fun! What a great surprise, one that the kids will always remember!

Jen January 17, 2009 at 12:56 AM  

hey -- found yer blog! ;0 thanks for letting me snoop. you guys are the cutest. love your c'mas idea, too. we love SanAn!! ;0

youreprettytoo February 2, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

What a fun and memorable Christmas. i;m sure they will never forget that.

Stewartville est. 1995 February 5, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

ya nans....move here and chels, i'll move there too!

then we'll have street parties.

Jeremy and Anna Lisa February 12, 2009 at 12:13 AM  

next time we need to all go together...looks like a fun time, it wasn't too cold, was it? al