Saturday, December 13, 2014

Advent Week One

Hard to believe it has been almost two weeks of December already.  We set out to do some fun acts of kindness this month and have been having a great time.

Week One:

Day One:  Bring a warm drink of coffee and some donuts to our school crossing guard
Every day we drive past our school crossing guard and wave hello to him through the window.  He always has a smile on his face and is a kind man.  We brought him coffee and donuts last year as well.  It was Riley's favorite act of kindness that we did and she asked if we could make it our first one for this year.

Day Two:  Tape quarters to the pop machine at work for teachers
If I drank pop, I would know that the machine only takes dollar bills so I was a bit curious as to why the container of quarters stayed there for a few days.  Once I figured it out, I replaced it with dollar bills and it was soon gone.  Hoping some of my coworkers enjoyed a special treat!

Day Three:  Bring dog food and treats to our local pet shelter
Riley and I stopped by the store and picked out a mixture of food, treats, bones and toys for dogs at The Colony Animal Shelter.  Then we picked up Julia and delivered them to the animals.  The girls loved seeing the cats and dogs... will have to remember cat toys next year despite the fact that I am NOT a cat lover.  That will be a true act of kindness on my part :)

Day Four:  Write a letter to a family member that lives far away
We had originally decided to write letters to Grandpa Mo, but after receiving a post on Facebook about a little girl whose only wish for her last Christmas was to receive cards and pictures, I shared her story with the girls and we decided we'd make her cards and pictures instead.  (Grandpa Mo:  You won't ever read this but we'll be sending you things soon!)

This little girl has been through so much in her little life.  If you'd like to send her a card, here is the information:  Addie Fausett

Day Five:  Women's Banquet at church
I was blessed to be a vendor this year at our Women's Banquet.  I sold crocheted items and had a fabulous night with other women.  Even had the opportunity to share the booth next to my friend Lindsay so we were able to talk and hang out a little bit!

Day Six:  Holiday in the Park
This was a family event!  All of us bundled up and watched the city parade.  The girls loved that they had candy thrown at them from the Grinch, Santa and others in the parade.  Then we watched the annual light show at the Fire Station.  My choir performed later in the night and did a great job.  It was a fun event.

Day Seven:  Put all the newspapers on our neighbor's porches and pick up trash along the way
Honestly, completely forgot about this one.  Planning to do it tomorrow morning as it's already afternoon and papers are picked up.  A little late...

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