Advent 2013: Days 20-23

Advent Day 20: Holiday Treats at Dunkin Donuts

For Day 20, we went to Dunkin Donuts for some Christmas treats. I love coffee shops during the holiday season. All their festive coffee flavors and snacks always get me in the mood for Christmas.

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Advent Day 21: Christmas at Gram & Gramps’

On Saturday, we went out to my parents’ house to celebrate with them and all my siblings and their families. Now that most of my siblings and I have kids, our Christmases are much bigger gatherings. Rosen loved the opportunity to hang out with all of her cousins, and to get spoiled by her grandparents.

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Advent Day 22: Holiday Treats at Starbucks

I know we did the coffee shop thing a couple days prior, but Starbucks has some of the best festive drinks, so we had to go there too. I love their (decaf :-( ) Salted Caramel Mocha! Rosen picked out a cheesecake brownie for her treat.

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Advent Day 23: Stone Mountain Christmas

Stone Mountain is one of my favorite Atlanta area attractions. They have a really great Christmas celebration every year, and this is the first year I thought Rosen would be old enough to enjoy it. We’ve actually never taken her to Stone Mountain before any other time of the year, so we did the Skyride to the top of the mountain in addition to the Christmas attractions.

It was freezing cold and windy on top of the mountain, so we only stayed up there long enough to take a couple of photos. I didn’t want to lug my big camera around with me all evening, so I just used my point and shoot and phone for our photos.

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After the Skyride, we enjoyed a BBQ dinner, rode the Singalong Christmas train around the mountain, and admired all the Christmas lights. We didn’t have a lot of time to do many other festive activities because it was so crowded and we didn’t want to keep Rosen out too late past her bedtime. The Skyride and the train were the main things I wanted to accomplish though, so I think our visit was a success!

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