Tuesday, December 30, 2008

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my
children gave to me...

BLESSINGS ABOUNDING
Just when you all thought I was going to leave you all hanging on the 11th day...

I honestly did not have any specific thing planned for the 12th day of our "First Annual Smith Family 12 Days of Christmas" as I did the others. As the days of celebration came and our family enjoyed so many wonderful moments together: nothing to do, nowhere to go, just time to spend as we wished, I was reminded that my family is one of the greatest gifts God has given me. The blessings of Christmas are bountiful, and for each one of them, I am thankful.

11 stickers sticking
10 strings of lights
9 more doors to open
8 Christmas outfits
7 verses memorized
6 snickers santas
5 days of searching
4 overloaded branches
3 men a hunting
2 fibbing salesmen
and
a missing baby Jesus
(12 days of consecutive posts (well, 11 anyway) ... whew... we made it folks!)

3 comments:

Tad and Hannah said...

Wow, check out those presents under the tree!! We definitely needed to be there this Christmas. :o) Wish we could have ... It was SO nice to catch you all on Skype! Hope you all had a great time with mom and dad (aka. butt wiper and kate watcher). Haha! :o) Happy New Year! Love you guys!

Travis and Becky said...

i loved all 12 days! what a great idea you had to do this. now you just have to remember next year that you started this tradition! =) i love the pile of presents under the tree! by the way, kara's hair is just like kate's...all wispy and thin (can't do a thing with it!) =) love you!

Karis said...

I love the 12th day of the Smith Christmas! You are so right about the blessing of family. I loved the pictures you posted.