30 Days of Thanks - Day 23
Day 23: Tonight I'm thankful for the ability
to go on impromptu adventures with the Dayngrous Duo. Thankful that
they're always ready for an adventure, even if it isn't perfectly
planned or executed. We always have fun.
This evening I took the Dayngrous Duo to the their very first Christmas flotilla. What's that you ask? It's a holiday tradition where boaters decorate their boats with Christmas lights and decorations and then sail from Emerald Isle over to Historic Downtown Swansboro where they are greeted by cheers from the locals. Best part of all? Santa's on the last boat and when the parade is done, the kids can sit on his lap, tell him what they want for Christmas and get a photo with Santa. What fun!
Since this was my first time, I did not anticipate the crowds. We almost missed experiencing this because it was so crowded there was no where to park. Eventually I found a spot but it wasn't perfect and we didn't see the whole parade but it all worked out. Once the parade was over, people cleared out and I was able to park closer to Front Street and when we walked over, all the boats were circling around so we got to see them up close without all the crowds. We grabbed a little dinner over at the Church Street Irish Pub and much to our surprise, Santa popped in for a visit and said hello to the kids while his elves gave them candy canes. It was a great evening!
We're making memories!
30 Days of Thanks - Day 21
Day 21: Today I'm thankful for forgiveness. For the ability to give it and the ability to receive it.
30 Days of Thanks - Day 16
Day 16: I'm thankful for my health
30 Days of Thanks - Day 15
Day 15: I'm thankful to have FINALLY learned
patience and tolerance! (Mom would be proud, since she repeatedly told
me "Patience is a virtue" and I would always reply "One that I don't
Bigfoot, Monster Trucks and Life in North Carolina
We're really getting into the swing of things up here. This weekend we went to see BIGFOOT for the grand opening of the Jacksonville, NC. Family Tire store! The kids had never seen a monster truck up close and personal so it was pretty exciting. After we arrived and had taken a few photos, Lola made me laugh out loud when she turned to me and said "Ok, when's the show?" Turns out, that was what all their excitement was about. They thought there was going to me a giant monster truck rally of some sort where cars were going to be crushed. Don't feel too sorry for them. They still had a good time. They got an autographed photo from Bigfoot's driver and they got to drive a simulated race car. All in all it was a fun day.
Earlier in the week, their dad went to the same location and got them autographed pictures with Mario Andretti. That's pretty cool.