Here are some of the things we did leading up to Christmas.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I hosted a cookie exchange and potluck for the families of the battery while the guys were in the field. The following week we took part in the battalion Christmas party. We were tasked with coming up for an activity for the children. A few wives in the battery suggested that we do edible snowmen. It went over pretty well and I ended up manning the table for most of the night. I managed to sneak away when it was time for Marlie to see Santa. She was SO excited the whole time she & Bryan were waiting in line. Even when there was just one person in front of her she was jumping out of line to run up to Santa. However, when it was actually her turn to sit with Santa she quickly lost enthusiasm. The closest she would get was with Bryan holding her.
Not so patiently waiting in line
Telling Santa that she wanted a helmet
We had been looking forward to visiting Christmas on the Cumberland and finally got around to it the Sunday before Christmas. The Riverwalk in downtown Clarksville had a light display in the theme "The 12 Days of Christmas".
Entering the display
A view of the Riverwalk
Bryan & M walking through a light tunnel
The flag lights over a bridge
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