Surprise!

For the weekly photo challenge: Surprise

Santa has been very busy in the past few weeks.  I’ve explained to the children that nowadays he coordinates Christmas wishes with his elves, who have the gifts delivered for moms and dads to put under the tree – and Santa comes on Christmas night to check everything out, eat cookies, and fill Christmas stockings with goodies.

What a wonderful surprise it was for the UPS man to arrive at our home!

Zack runs to meet the UPS man

Zack runs to meet the UPS man

UPS arrives

UPS arrives

Zack and the UPS man

Zack and the UPS man

It’s official: Zack is a terrific kid – not a surprise to me, but apparently a surprise to him

17

While I knew Eva was in the student council at her school, her new t-shirt was a complete surprise to me

Eva proudly displays her student council t-shirt as soon as she gets off the bus :)

Eva proudly displays her student council t-shirt as soon as she gets off the bus 🙂

Eva is the Treasurer

Eva is the Treasurer

16And what a HUGE surprise to learn that Trinidad and the Norman North High School marching band have been invited to play in Hawaii next December at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The news was delivered after the winter concert

Zack points out where Trin is, in the Norman North High School band photo

Zack points out where Trin is, in the Norman North High School band photo

7

Big Sister and Little Brother after Trin's high school winter concert

Big Sister and Little Brother after Trin’s high school winter concert

Rane also performed in a winter concert – and I was surprised to learn that her cousin Adrianna did not give up band after all, and also played in the concert

11

Rane

Rane

Rane, cousin Adrianna, and sister Eva ham it up after Rane and Adrianna's winter concert

Rane, cousin Adrianna, and sister Eva ham it up after Rane and Adrianna’s winter concert

Of course, we’re all dreaming of a white Christmas…and Rane found the perfect place for dreaming this time of year

It's been a long week...Rane catnaps under our Christmas tree

While it’s been a busy couple of weeks, it was still a bit of a surprise to discover Rane catnapping under our Christmas tree

And dreams sometimes do come true – what a surprise to learn that we can expect snow on Christmas morning this year!

Merry Christmas!!!!

related posts:

I Believe

Ozarko 2012

Advertisements

About LyannV

Mom, wife, blogger, photographer Member: Golden Key International Honour Society, Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society.
This entry was posted in Events, Family and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Surprise!

  1. Clanmother says:

    Merry Christmas, my friend!!! All the very best of the season to you and yours! It looks like the celebration is well underway at your house!!!

  2. Ralph says:

    I do love the photo of Trin with her new Christmassy hair-do with the star on top. Start of a new fashion trend. No, seriously, lovely photos Lyann…..3/4….1/2…… D

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s