We packed last weekend full of as much activity as we possible could in order to fit everything in before Christmas. Birthday parties, an all day training for orphan hosting, and our annual Christmas party left us completely spent last night.
But it was all so fun!
I baked, cleaned, baked, cleaned some more, set up, tore down, set up, tore down again, and on and on it went, and when it was all said and done and the dust settled we were left with great memories, and sweet blessings shared.
Today I’m just going to share a few photos of our crazy weekend. I’ll be writing later this week about the impact our Christmas party had on us, and will hopefully have both locally and internationally.
We are blessed, indeed.
We kicked off the weekend by celebrating Landon’s upcoming 6th birthday.
I managed to control 15 kindergartners, a piñata, and a metal bat all by myself WITHOUT BEING BLUDGEONED TO DEATH! Someone give me a medal. Or a stiff drink. Either will do…
Don’t you love how much kids enjoy celebrating one another?!
A 6 year old opening gifts in front of his friends – the definition of claustrophobia…
So many people we’re blessed to know.
Cutting out old jeans, which will be made into shoes for children. So simple. So effective.
Sweet friends working hard. We cut enough fabric to assemble 30 complete pairs of shoes.
It’s not a party without a wicked game of soccer, football, baseball, tag…
Lee reading the story of the birth of Christ, and why we love to bless and give to others, because so much has already been done for us.
Tia and Landon helped me assemble the shoe kits Sunday night, which will now be sent to Uganda to be sewn together.
We have one week left to prepare for Christmas before our sweet “K” arrives to spend a month with us. I am admittedly a little overwhelmed, and also relieved to have last weekend under my belt. But what a blessing it is to be able to pour ourselves out to the greater benefit of others. It’s not easy, but the reward is worth the lack of sleep, the stress, and the work involved.
I can’t wait to share more with you all this week about the way the Lord has blessed us by giving us opportunities to bless others!
Happy Monday, friends!