12 Days of Christmas: 4

DAY 4:  Traditional Christmas Drill

Every year since Erik and I have been together, his Army unit holds a drill the first weekend in December that welcomes the family to join and they bring in a Christmas dinner for everyone.  Weeks leading up to this meal, they ask the soldiers to give them age information about their children so that when the kids arrive, Santa can hand them an age appropriate toy. 

This year, it was pouring down rain and I think I counted a car accident every mile on our way to the unit.  People here don’t know how to drive in rain and I’ll admit, I’m a nervous nellie in it as well.  You just never know what the person next to you might do.  So, we missed seeing Santa this year as he had other children to visit but he did leave Erik toys to give the kiddo’s.  We still stick with our main Santa visit that I told you about on Day 1.

Here are a few pictures from our yearly Christmas party, Army Style.  They cater in a turkey and ham dinner.. do a door prize with several prizes to be won, set up bounce houses for the kids as well as basketball hoops to play with.  This happens to be an Aviation Unit where the kids can also see the vehicles and helicopters that they work with.  There is no shortage of fun for them!
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Here the kiddo’s are admiring their Daddy in formation.
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Impulsive Addict said...

Oh how fun!!! I'm a sucker for a man in uniform! That's a great family pic of you guys by the tree. Someone is playing hide and seek!!! =)

Singedwingangel said...

I think it is awesome they do that, heaven knows the military and their family deserve a whole lot more then they get most of the time. Thank you both for your service to this country..

Liberty said...

What a wonderful day!!!