It doesn’t feel like Christmas until we make our annual visit to the Bass Pro Shop to see Santa. And this year, more than ever, I’m grateful my older kids, especially Hallie, are still willing participants!

We started this tradition right after we moved to Arizona and we’ve never missed a year. We’ve come a long way – we didn’t have a single crying kid this year. 🙂

We love the appointment system at Bass Pro, but for some reason this year even with our appointment time, the wait was still lengthy. Hunter and Bennett made their way around the store while Hallie, Briggs and Cannon wrote letters to Santa while we waited.

I would have to agree with all of their letters – Cannon and Briggs have been very good boys and Hallie’s unsure where she wants to be next year so she’s soaking everything in. Their requests have been signed, sealed and delivered to Santa.

We finished our Bass Pro visit with a friendly game of hide and seek in which Bennett and Hunter were deemed the victors with the ultimate hiding spot – a Christmas miracle indeed.