Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas surprise.

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With three young children in the house, we were up before the sun Christmas morning. As we gathered upstairs to see what Santa had brought, we were delighted to discover eight tiny reindeer (ok, not so tiny, and actually elk, but close enough) in my parents' backyard! We all huddled by the window to gaze in awe at the amazing and beautiful sight.

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As the day brightened, the elk began to wander over the hill and out of sight.

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A little while later my dad and my 6-year-old nephew Matt went on a walk. As they crested the hill, they spotted the elk grazing in the distance.

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Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen were accounted for; wonder where Rudolph was?

A magical start to our Christmas Day!

16 comments:

Melissa said...

I had forgotten how beautiful Wyoming is. What a lovely place to spend the holidays.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sherrie said...

My boys would love to wake up to that sight! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

MG said...

What an amazing start to Christmas!

Farrah said...

Very cool!

Darlene said...

What an amazing sight! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh man....How perfectly gorgeous was that! Magical!!

JMW said...

How special is that?! Beautiful photos. Hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas!

bevysblog said...

How amazing! My boys would have absolutely loved that... Hope the rest of your Christmas day was just as special!

pennythequeen/queeniep said...

How wonderful and magical. I just love Jackson Hole! It's a great place to snuggle by the fire.

tami said...

Your photos are great. Such a pretty sight to start your Christmas Day. I hope you have a nice vacation.

Amber M. said...

That is awesome!! We saw a buck wandering around base on Christmas Eve while we were looking at Christmas lights. You win hands down!!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas in beautiful Wyoming with your amazing family!!

Cote de Texas said...

wow - that is so gorgeous! just magic!

The Mrs. said...

That is so fabulous! How amazing!!! I tagged you on the blog today. xoxoox

tintarosa said...

Beautiful!

Preppy 101 said...

Gorgeous! You couldn't script it any better than that!! How wonderful for the children!! xoxo

Jo said...

What a delightful surprise! Your photos are lovely.

Jo