We have lots of Christmas traditions in our family. For about the last 20 years, we have taken a trip to Spanish Fork to see the Festival of Lights. It’s about a 45-minute drive each way, but we love it because it is a drive-though at a park, so the little ones don’t get cold, and even with our big van completely full, it only costs the family five bucks!
The other part of the tradition is relatively new, but it means stopping by the local Krispie Kremes factory store and watching them make doughnuts. I always bring the amazing grades my kids earned from school and they give us free doughnuts. This year we ended up with three dozen free and two dozen that I bought for the rest of us.
We brought hot chocolate in Sport’s football thermos and a bag of marshmallows. My favorite part of the trip this year was when we were discussing the temperature of the van. My sweetie likes to complain that I want it to be like a furnace. So as he cranked up the heat, he started singing, “Some like it HOT!” This prompted a chorus from the backseat…different versions of the “HOT” song. Then a small voice from a little curly-headed boy in the second row started singing his own tune… “Some like it warm…some like it warm…” Love that kid!
|The boys loved the train!|
|The girls' favorite!|