Part of what made this such a fun trip was that we managed to surprise my mom with our little journey. My dad played the role of accomplice, which meant no surprises for him.
Or did it?
What no one else knew was that aside from making a last minute 36 hour trip, we still had one more suprise up our sleeve.
The kids insisted that they could keep this secret until Christmas morning, when my parents would open a homemade movie as a gift. And they did an awesome job!
Maybe they were just having too much fun sledding and vomiting to think about it, but they were put to the test on Christmas Eve when my dad sat down with Joshua and Hannah to look through the photos on our camera. The above photo, which we used on the cover of the DVD gift, was on the memory card. He asked them what they were looking at and why they took the picture. They sat quietly, said, "The box was empty," and left it at that.
I was amazed! Apparently they are good at keeping surprises a secret until just the right time.
Anyway...on Christmas morning, amidst the near chaos of our entire family opening gifts, we were able to share the Chew Crew's very first motion picture making endeavor. We had fun with this project, and the kids are already talking about making more in the future, so stay tuned!
Until then, we'd like to share with you, "The Mystery of the Missing Egg Rolls". To view our short (really, it's less than 2 minutes) film, click through to Vimeo and use 2005ChewCrew.