Monthly Archives: December 2011

Month Five Wrap-Up

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope your 2011 was great and that your 2012 will be even better!  We wrapped up 2011 in a very exciting way with respect to our “teaching to give” project.  Today we received a hand … Continue reading

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Project 29: Take cookies to new neighbors (and old)

We had a house on our street that sat empty and for sale for months and months (maybe even a year).  It is such a beautiful house – I would have bought it if it had been for sale at … Continue reading

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Project 28: Donate gently used toys before Christmas

With Christmas only two days away, there is an obscene amount of presents under the tree for our kids (and an even more obscene amount of presents locked in the guest room – to be unveiled Christmas morning.)  As much as … Continue reading

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Project 27: Make Christmas gifts for teachers

Tonight Abby and I made Christmas gifts for her and Jake’s teachers at the preschool.  Abby has been planning gifts for her teachers for at least a week.  She first decided she wanted to make “books” for each of her three … Continue reading

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Project 26: Adopt Angels from the Salvation Army Angel Tree

Every Christmas for my entire adult life, I have adopted angels from the Salvation Army Angel Tree.  It is probably my all-time favorite charitable activity.  When Rob and I got married, we began doing this project together, and it was … Continue reading

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Project 25: Donate gloves and hats

Today we donated sets of gloves and hats to the “mitten tree” at the kids’ preschool.  The preschool has a little Christmas tree set up in the hall for kids to put socks, mittens, hats, etc. on for children who … Continue reading

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Month Four Wrap-Up

We are now officially 1/3 of the way through our year-long committment to service!  With the holidays ramping up, things have definitely slowed down for us on the service front.  We only completed five projects in November, and I can … Continue reading

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