Because I have “epically failed” (as my kids would say) on keeping this blog up to date. Here is a quick list of what we’ve been up to. You see, I try hard during this time of year to be less calculated and more in-the-moment such that the holidays don’t whiz by and leave me with only piled up store receipts and leftovers that I don’t remember eating the first time. I’ve been doing that. And that means I haven’t been doing this.
But I haven’t forgotten. So here goes…
1) Both of the bigs have had great opportunities lately. For scouts, Will got to go to a late night Feed My Starving Children event. This is where they form an assembly line and package dry meals – enough for thousands of meals – to be sent to third world countries. Paige got the opportunity 2 days later with a birthday party. There is something quite special about a large group of people gathering for a blessing around boxes they worked to fill that will travel the world and feed thousands of people in need.
2) Will also got to carry the flag at the monthly Cub Scout Pack meeting and ring the Salvation Army bell for Christmastime donations.
3) We had a wonderful thanksgiving with the Kelly side of the family. Here are the kids helping in food prep…
4) We had a great day of Christmas decorating and birthday celebrating this past weekend as well.
Okay, now that we’re caught up, I’d like to get back to reporting the little events that I love so much – like the first shovel-able snow we had today and the fact that we squeezed 2 Christmas movies into our family Sunday. Perfect.