Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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

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
a missing baby Jesus
(12 days of consecutive posts (well, 11 anyway) ... whew... we made it folks!)


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.