Every year in December, my in-laws take the kids on a trip to the hill country. They started off just taking our two and that number continues to increase. Shortly after the boys moved in and everyone was making sense of the change to our family, my in-laws invited us on the trip too. They knew they would be seriously outnumbered and could use the extra adult help.
We took the kids out of school early on a Friday afternoon and headed to Marble Falls. My car stopped at Bucees in Bastrop and look who we ran in to!
The weather was unseasonably warm (no complaints from me!) so we didn’t have to bundle the kids up too much before heading to Burnet. A local church there puts on an AMAZING live nativity.
It is like nothing I’ve ever seen before! They have built an entire city just to use for the first two weekends every December. We got there about an hour before it opened and the line was already pretty long!
Once we entered, it took as about an hour to make our way through Bethlehem. Of course, at the end, you see Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus.
When you exit, the church serves you cookies and your choice of hot cocoa or coffee. If you are ever in the hill country in December, I HIGHLY recommend that you check out Main Street Bethlehem.
The cousins snapped a quick picture in the street before heading to our cars.
We ate dinner in Burnet, and then headed back to Marble Falls to enjoy their Walkway of Lights which is right on the lake.
I quickly figured out that Kevyn & Lyla thought the setting was perfect for a photo shoot… They had me snap their picture at least a dozen times! Haha!
At the end of the walkway, we found Santa!
That night we headed to Johnson City. Just take a look at their courthouse!
We did two different carriage rides and all the information you need on those can be found HERE.
The lights were BEAUTIFUL!!!
Sunday morning we had a late breakfast again at Bluebonnet Cafe before heading back home.
I’m so thankful that my in-laws have made this an annual trip for my kids and I’m even more thankful that I got to experience it with them this year.