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Friday, December 24, 2010

"Helping Ham" . . .

We enjoyed a family adventure this morning that the kids have dubbed "Helping Ham" (I think it's a play on Helping Hands . . . but I'm really not sure). It started out as "Operation Lunch", so we're still not sure if the new name is an improvement or not!

We turned our dining room table into an assembly line and packed about 20 paper sacks with sandwiches, clementines, Christmas cookies, pretzels, juice, Hershey kisses, Wendy's gift cards, and an encouraging note. Then we donned our Santa hats, prayed that God would guide us and set out to deliver them to the homeless in Denver. It's a very mild Christmas Eve in Denver, so (along with handing some out the car window at various intersections) we walked around in the park and handed out the rest. The bags ran out quickly and as we walked back to the car, there was happy chatter about how fun the morning had been, requests to repeat the event and talk of making it an annual tradition. Emily said "next time, we should do 200 bags!"

The kids are beside themselves with excitement that tomorrow is Christmas! They are singing with the "kids' choir" at the Christmas Eve service tonight (and Emily is greatly anticipating her solo!). I'm cutting this short, because a family ping pong tournament awaits!

Merry Christmas!