Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa, Bethlehem, and a Christmas Train!!

This past weekend we had a lot of fun. On Saturday Carson took Maddie and I to the mall to get Maddie's picture made with Santa. When Maddie first saw Santa she laughed. After I put Maddie in Santa's lap she just stared at him and then she pulled at his beard. Thank goodness the beard was real!! After we got done taking her picture with Santa I went and got her out of Santa's lap. As soon as I picked her up, she was facing Santa and once again she started laughing like crazy at Santa. I have a picture but I will have to have Carson scan it onto his work computer before I can post it on the blog. Here are a couple of pictures from the mall.

Saturday night we traveled to Bethlehem (in Bartlesville). The church were Carson grew up has what they call "Bethlehem in Bartlesville". Carson and I have been before but we wanted to take Maddie. Grandma Ann, Grandpa Roy and Cousin Skyler were actors in the city. It was alot of fun and Maddie got to see her first camel. Her name was Elizabeth and she stayed at Carson's parents house over the weekend. Bethlehem in Bartlesville is a must see for anyone that lives close by.
On Sunday night we braved some very cold temperatures and wind to go to the Chirstmas Train in Pryor, OK. Despite the freezing temps we had alot of fun and plan on going back next year. After arriving at the park you board a train and it takes you on a story thru Jesus's life. It was absolutely beautiful and shows you the true meaning of Christmas. After riding the train we headed out on foot thru the little western town and enjoyed some shopping and hot cocoa.
Our weekend was packed full of fun and we plan on making these some of our family traditions while we are living in Tulsa. We are looking forward to Christmas and cannot wait to celebrate Maddie's first Christmas. We will be traveling to Arkansas and Carson's family will be joining us.

1 comment:

Flora Family said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! I can't wait to see you all! Lovey you!