christmas fun

we are still in the hustle and bustle of all the christmas gatherings, but i wanted to share a few fun things we have done so far so i won't forget them.  i'll be real honest...  until i started writing all this stuff down, i felt like we hadn't done enough.  in november i made a conscience effort to not overbook december.  i tend to do that.  i don't want to miss anything and in the process miss so much because my mind is elsewhere.  i still felt busy (heck, we didn't get our outside lights up until the 19th!  and i failed to get christmas cards out...  next year!) but i think we slowed down enough enjoy everything.

both of the girls had christmas parties at school:

we also gathered the saturday before christmas to do a little RAOKing.  for those of you who don't know, RAOK stands for Random Acts Of Kindness.  we first read the sparkle box which is such a great story.  the girls were already eyeing the goodies so i'm really not sure how much they got out of the story.  we did a little Q&A before we began.

(taking normal pictures is extremely painful. especially for the middle one.)

our first stop was at the nursing home my grandfather was a resident at until he passed in august.  we packaged cookies and the girls took them to all the residents.  we also delivered a tray of cookies and a tray of kolaches to the nurses station.  a few of the residents remembered the girls from the many times they visited my grandfather and were excited to see them again.

(jeff got really dressed up for the occasion.  yes, those are camo crocs.  i'm a lucky gal.)

we then went to our local re-sale shop and delivered another tray of cookies and kolaches to the volunteers.

the majority of the crew left with warm fuzzies but clearly the feeling wasn't shared by all.  oh neely...

we then went around town sticking gift cards under the wipers of some cars.  this was my favorite.  i think we passed out around 21 gift cards to wal-mart, brookshire brothers (our local grocery store), and subway.  we put all the gift cards in envelopes that anonymously stated something along the lines that our family has been tremendously touched by the generosity of others in 2013 and we couldn't think of a better way to end the year than to spread the kindness that we have received.  it was so much fun running around parking lots, choosing the cars and then hoping back in our car to wait and watch the recipient find their card.

you can also check out my instagram feed in my sidebar for more pics of our christmas fun.

i hope you all enjoyed this holiday season as much as we did!

~ becky


merry christmas

let's all just pretend that i had my act together and you received a christmas card in the mail from me with this photo.  ok?  thanks.

that being said, i wish you all a merry christmas and a blessed new year!

~ becky
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