Monday, December 14, 2009

Twelve Days of Christmas


Cliff and I wanted to do something fun and different for our girls and their families this year, so we planned and prepared a 12 days of Christmas for them. We delivered all the gifts in a Christmas storage tub and they began their 12 days on Dec. 9th. They will finish on Dec. 20th and we will have our Christmas FHE Candlelight Dinner on the 21st when they will share their fun and experiences with us. Our theme for this 12 days of Christmas was "Family". Each gift is to be opened together as a family and most of the gifts require them to do something together as a family that day. The purpose of this is to help them draw closer together as a family and realize that the most important gift that the Christ Child gave us was his example of love and kindness, the fullness of the gospel and family. Cliff and I hope that they, especially the grandchildren, will enjoy this and remember it for years to come. That is why we asked the girls to take pictures since the grandchildren are still pretty young, maybe the pictures will help bring back the memories in future years.

When they are all done, they are going to put the pictures together for us. I will then post some of them.

Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends. We love you!!

Above is our family christmas picture for this year. It may be the last one we get for a while since most of our kids will probably be moving far away during this next year, and won't know when we may all be together again at the same time. Life brings change.....I just don't always like the change.....

2 comments:

Amber and Che said...

What a cute idea!! That is so creative and special. I know they will remember that for years to come. And I love the family pic. What a good lookin' fam! Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

Kristi said...

What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see the pictures and hear what you did...I might have to steal your ideas and do that for our family one year! I'll be waiting for further info!! Hope your holidays were merry and bright, and thanks for thinking of Jacob and sending him Christmas wishes!! Your family rocks!