The start of our holiday season begins in the middle of November with our annual trip to Frankenmuth! Which always includes lunch or dinner at Bavarian Inn and a couple hours spent at Bronners, to get our Department 56 Houses and ornaments.
The following weekend, we set up our Department 56 houses and have the annual accessory draft! Taking the houses out of their boxes is an extremely time-consuming task, so it means so much to Steve and I that the kids are still excited to take the time to set up their villages and put some thought into making it look nice. The girl’s favorite thing about setting up the Department 56 houses is the draft for accessories, luckily Jared is such a great big brother and still participates. This year, our village had something extra special added in, my great grandfather’s train!