On Thanksgiving evening with Grandma Nona (my mom) the children enjoyed dressing up in old Halloween costumes and parading around the house. I especially enjoy this photo of Kate and Remi because of the way Remi is looking at her. The true love our baby girl expresses towards her big sister is simply beautiful.
I managed to go to one store on Black Friday, Target to attempt the purchase of a few bargain priced (if you dare battle the crowds) Christmas presents. I parked rather easily and began my journey. I quickly see the huge box filled with something Matt will love and fill the cart. As I move through the store, I see much more good deals (or at least I think so), so the cart was so full by the time I got to the gift I came for. I could not see over the cart and was pushing with one hand and carrying presents with the other.
I got to the register and began my venture out of the store…when my cart began going down the ramp to the street, and all of the items on the bottom began sliding to the ground. A couple stopped with a huge storage bin and bags and offered to help me to the car. I graciously accepted (which is not easy for me to do) and wondered how I would have got to the car without them. They even asked if they could help me load which I thankfully declined. I was so very grateful for them and their kindness.
Carl had the job to unload and hide the toys and games. Now I begin my mission to complete just about all the rest of our holiday shopping online. Every moment I shop I am profoundly grateful for the opportunities we have in America and the family and friends around us that have helped carve the path for us to be able to provide a warm and loving home for our family.
We are all blessed and must share our blessings whenever we can. This week we enjoyed buying presents for the children at Mars Youth Home, wish list items for the George Marks Children’s House and look forward to serving food to the homeless with the Bice’s on 12/23.