Saturday, December 20, 2014

Giving Season

Every year Dave and I have the kids pick something to do to give back at this time of year.  We usually do the tree that you buy a gift for a certain age person and send it unwrapped.  This year my parents had heard that you can send packages to the soldiers for free, up to 40 pounds, during the Christmas holiday.  The kids had lot of fun gathering little things that where from the list provided. Everyone in the Smith family gathered enough to send two boxes.  My parents also had us all write a letter to them.  It was neat to personally thank them for what they are doing.  I thought it was a great project for this giving season.
What do you know?  My stuff decided to upload.  Leah's fingernails.

Cora's toenails

Very bad pictures of Leah's hair.

What I gave the bus drivers this year.  Fun, I have never had bus drivers to give gifts to before.

The only picture I saved of us playing basketball.

Cora and I were killing time before piano one day.  We went into the local furniture store and were looking around, when we spotted this creepy mannequin.  We named her Matilda.  Then came up with a great story for Dave.  At dinner Cora started talking about her friend Matilda.  She said a couple of things then waited for Dave to ask who she was.  I then said oh we took a picture so you can start putting faces to names.  Then showed him the picture.  He reacted exactly how we had hoped he would.  It was a fun little joke.

We are off to Vegas tomorrow and won't be back for a week.  Merry Christmas to all and I hope everyone has the best Christmas ever.  


  1. That is a very creepy mannequin! Cute finger and toe nails. Have a fabulous time in Vegas - can't wait to hear all about it.

  2. Have a merry Christmas Char and Davey. Enjoyed your christmas card. Enjoy Vegas, the sights and sounds. Hope the weather is nice. Love, Aunt Sheila

  3. That is a good Idea to send things to the soldiers. Cool that it is free this time of year. Randans family dose the same thing. Finds a family in need. Glad that the kids get to see this part. Like Leah's hair. Your right creepy mannequin.