Thursday, December 22, 2016

An early Christmas gift

This year I really wanted less "stuff" for Christmas and wanted experiences instead! MaSha asked me for suggestions for gifts, and I gave her a list of things that I thought the boys would enjoy. Last Saturday night, she took me up on something on my list and gave us an early Christmas present. She treated us to a horse and carriage ride through downtown Fountain Inn followed by dinner. It was chilly so we bundled up and brought extra blankets and loved the carriage ride. It was cool to hear the horse's hooves on the streets as we rode through a residential area and looked at the decorations and Christmas lights. The ride was about 20 minutes - the perfect amount of time without losing interest and acting up. After our carriage ride, we walked around the square and ran into a friend of mine since high school - Blair! She recently moved back to town and has come over to visit with the boys a few times and is such a fun and sweet "aunt". After catching up with Blair and her mom, Jane, for a few minutes, we sat down for BBQ dinner in downtown Fountain Inn. We chose BBQ because the other restaurant we were considering had a significant wait time and we knew that plan was doomed. It was such a treat to get to do something different and in my opinion, this was way better than another toy that they may play with for all of 10 minutes!

Our horse and carriage

Horse getting fed

Thomas and Stokes

Ryan and me

MaSha and William

Our whole group

Back row of the carriage

Thomas and William with a horse
Our family with Jane and Blair :)

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