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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Treasure Hunt

My favorite Christmas Tradition is a treasure hunt that my parents make up for us every year. They have been doing this since we were really young. They make up riddles or use Bible verses that give us a clue of where to go. They usually keep the clues on their property and around the house, but we have had to go into town before to find them. This year each clue had a Bible verse we had to go read that somehow told us where to go to find the next.

The clues are always attached to a Christmas ornament. The first clue is always on the tree and is on a pickle ornament. This year mom couldn't find our pickle ornament so we found a real pickle hung on the tree!

Our tree this year was a little different. The tree farm ran out of trees when mom and dad went to get one so Dad and Clayton found this one at the creek and cut it down. I loved it!
There are usually about 10-12 clues. I took a pic of most of them.

followed "The Brightest Star"

One was attached to "Our Father".
Don't you love the shirt!?!?!

I can't remember what all of the verses said, but this one said something about a new tree.

horse stable

This one was about a nest and we first went to the chicken coop to look for the nest, but ended up finding it in the house.

hog pen- the verse said something about swine.

"a garden"

"a fountain"

This is my favorite nativity scene and it always makes it into the hunt. Our "treasure" was underneath it this year.
We usually do the hunt on Christmas morning, but since Brett and I were leaving on Christmas morning we did it early. Cousin Neil just happen to be over while we were doing it and guess what....he got an envelope too! He knew what he was doing!
This is such a fun and special tradition that I look forward to carrying on one day for our kids!!


  1. what a special and cool that you had to go out in a boat, your parents are very creative

  2. i agree with statement above my randi and/or ryan :)