Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas in Ormond Beach

Natalie and I arrived in Ormond Beach on Saturday, Dec. 22nd to join Steve in celebrating an early Christmas with John, Tiffany, and Silas.  We were enthusiastically welcomed by Silas who exclaimed how happy he was to see us!  It was so good to see him and hug his neck; it had been way too long since we had seen John, Tiff, and Silas.

On Sunday, Silas went to church with us and it was wonderful being back at our church and seeing our friends.   Afterwards Natalie's fiancĂ©, Dan, joined us at the house for lunch.  It had been way too long since we had seen Dan, too.  He had arrived in St. Augustine the day before from Norfolk, VA.

Late that afternoon, Silas opened his Christmas presents.

On Christmas Eve morning we all went out to eat at Cracker Barrel.  Later, Silas decorated some cookies that Natalie and Dan had made to take to Melissa's.

Most of the morning was spent building the rocket that Silas got for Christmas.  You can see the guys working on it in the background.  They got it built and I think it was a hit with Silas!

It was a short visit, but such a sweet one.  So very thankful for being able to celebrate Christmas with them all!  John, Tiff, and Silas left for Orlando at the same time Dan and Natalie left for St. Augustine.   It was sad to see them all go, but so grateful for our visit.   Steve and I left that evening and began our journey to Tennessee.

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