Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas Morning Service 2009

I felt like I needed to add this one last post to our Chrismtas 2009 as I close this blog until next year.
Every year since our kids were small - Youngest was about 2 and the oldest about 10 - we started doing a Christmas morning service project. Our kids were getting to caught up in the wrong meaning of Christmas. We decided the best thing we could in addition to the other service we did was to focus on someone else on Chrismtas morning. After the service is completed, then we come back and open presents. It has been one of the best things ever!

One year we took pamper packages to all the single ladies in our ward area. One year we went and shoveled all the elderly's driveway's in our ward area. One year we made candy wreaths and delivered them to people who needed a lift. Another year we delivered something for breakfast. Last year it was blizzarding, we shoveled several driveways of people in our are who had been ill. Every year we think about it and decide on a service. The picture is from this year. This year we presented filled up stockings and delivered them on the doors of a retirement home. We had to be really quiet because these people can hear everything!

This is pretty early in the morning sometimes so we have to be quiet. A couple of times we slept in a bit so we had to be really sneaky. We all have such a great time and laughing is a big part of our activity, but he have never been caught yet - close but not yet.

I felt I needed to share this with you, maybe it can help someone else's family who needs a boost. It was such a great thing to teach our kids and as they have grown older and we have added more to our family, it is a great bonding experience.

See you next fall - I am already excited about some of the projects I have planned.

1 comment:

BAMpaperfun said...

I just love this picture of your family. They all look like they are having a great time!

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