Saturday, November 29, 2008

Vernal Holly Days

The kids and I had a pretty fun day yesterday filled with shopping and Santa and parades...Sweet Kevin had to work so we were on our own. Each year Vernal has this annual Community Holly Days where they decorate the entire town and have lots of fun events for the family!

First the kids and I did a little shopping. We waited until mid morning to avoid the Wal-mart rush. That and Kmart are the only large stores here so that's where the entire town would have been. And even then it was pretty packed so all 4 of the kids were either in, on or under the basket.

Then we headed to Main street where Santa was. It was fun seeing their reactions. Even Khloe did great!


Then we went to a family fun center. They had blow up bouncers, slides, food, games...and the coolest part was that EVERYTHING was FREE!!!! FREE...churros, cotton candy, rides!!!! That's the best news when you're taking 4 kids to a carnival! The kids had an awesome time...however, every child in Vernal was there so I did my best on pictures and poor Khloe wasn't able to leave that stroller!!

After that we headed down town to some marshmallow roasting, small carnival rides, and once again FREE churros...we must have had a dozen of those things!!! There was a parade that we enjoyed with some steamy free hot chocolate. And then we went to the McDonald's play area for some dinner and headed home to enjoy watching fireworks from our front porch. It was really cool to be able to sit at home and see the fireworks.

It was an awesome night and my kids were so worn out that they slept til 7:30 this morning!! Yea, sad but I have some early risers!! What a wonderful way to start off the holiday season!!

Happy Holidays!!!
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Debra said...

It sounds like a great way to start the holidays. I'm proud of you for taking the kids out to have fun, even when you have to do it just as a mom sometimes. Seems like your doing your best to make the most of your days in Vernal. Keep up the great job enjoying all the little ones when they are young. Wish I could enjoy it with you. Love you all!

Stacey said...

What a neat idea for the city of Vernal to do. Sounds like a lot of fun!! Way too much entertainment for free! Very cool though :)

kristin said...

You said something about sharing good news in one of your recent posts....well, what's the good news?! Love keeping up with you via the blog world! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

How fun you all had!! I was sooo sick that day. I just made it to some of the little shops around the town. We need to get together one of these days. I wish Tim and Kevin worked the same days so it would be easier. Hope to see you all soon. Britt

p.s. Thank you so much for coming over with balloons on my birthday. You guys are sooo great!! Love ya!!