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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I LOVE Thanksgiving with the Eller's

For Thanksgiving we went to Boone, NC and spent the weekend with the Eller's. We enjoyed delicious food and lots of laughs. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Christmas day is my brother-in-law, Daniel's birthday. This year is an extra special birthday since it is a milestone year for him so the family decided to surprise him with a birthday trip to the Bahamas. We have been planning and preparing for this trip since Christmas last year and we were able to keep it a secret the entire time.

Here's how the surprise went down:
     Thanksgiving morning, Joedy (father-in-law) and Peggy (mother-in-law) told the family they wanted to choose and cut their Christmas tree while everyone was together. Daniel was a little hesitant about it but the rest of us talked him into going. He decided that he and Ashley (sister-in-law) would choose and cut their tree as well. If you know the Eller's then you know that we like to document everything with pictures and/or video. Since we had the big surprise planned it worked out perfectly that we had multiple cameras and a video camera.
     Joedy and Peggy previously picked out their tree, decorated it, then placed four gift boxes under the tree. We headed towards the tree and started singing "Happy Birthday" to Daniel and, boy, was he surprised! Each box had a clue to what his gift was. The first box had a piece of luggage in it so he knew he was going somewhere. The second box had beach items in it so he knew he was going to a tropical location. The third box had plane tickets and passports in it so he knew the whole family was going with him and we were going somewhere that we needed a passport. The fourth box had information on Treasure Cay, Bahamas and the house we are staying in so he knew exactly where he was going. It was a lot of fun surprising Daniel and I am so happy we can finally talk about our trip to the Bahamas!

 Daniel is surprised!

 The family after singing Daniel "Happy Birthday"

Daniel & Ashley

Josh & Melissa

Michael & Me

Joedy & Peggy

Eller's on Thanksgiving

What have you fallen in LOVE with today?
LOVE, sje

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