Christmas vacation is always such a sweet and welcomed break for our family. Shane usually takes off the entire week of Christmas, so we can enjoy LOTS of together time. It's also such a treat to sit down to dinner together each night and not have to worry about Shane's work or travel schedule. We're all HOME, we're all together, and I'm thankful.
And besides just hanging out at the house and playing with all the new Christmas "stuff", we've enjoyed getting out and about and having some fun together.
Thursday morning, we decided to take the kids roller skating. We had purchased a coupon a while back which included skating, hot dogs, and drinks for 5... for only $10.
Now that's the kind of deal our family can't pass up;)
Our kids LOVE to roller skate and do so in our neighborhood quite often.
The BIG boys are quickly becoming pros at it...
and the little ones are picking it up quite well too!
Of course, Daddy is still always close by to give a hand when needed.
How did Miss Addy-Kate do you ask?
Well, much like anything else she tries, she took to it like a CHAMP! With smiles and giggles, and squeals of delight, she held tightly to her Daddy's hands as she skated around the rink. She LOVED EVERY SECOND of it and thought she was quite THE stuff!
We had a total BLAST skating, but our fun on wheels didn't end there. This time, however, our set of wheels took us off the rink and onto the Lowe's Motor Speedway for their "Holiday Lights Extravaganza"!!
We went with our sweet friends, the Howard's, and enjoyed a night of post-Christmas FUN!!!
After driving through all the Christmas lights, AND taking a ride on the super speedway, we stopped to tour the Christmas village.
A walk through Bethlehem and a visit with Mary and Joseph were THE high light of the night!!
Inside the village there was more fun awaiting us.
We enjoyed a walk through "Christmas tree row", and even stopped in for a visit at Santa's house.
The boys busied themselves in Santa's workshop and helped him build a few new toys.
And with a bag of blue cotton candy and a bucket of HOT powdered doughnuts in hand, I think everyone would agree that our night at the speedway was a "SWEET" success!!