First of all, I wanted to vent to everyone the fact that I accidentally deleted all my pictures on all of the old blog posts I've done. I am still mad about it! I hope that I can go through them and at least re-post some of the pictures, but it will take some time! Anyway, until then, you can just enjoy new blog post pictures!
Now that it is finally December, we can officially say without criticism that it is Christmas time! So I will now post some of my Christmas pictures I have been holding off on posting. In one of Brooks' Christmas Veggie Tales videos, they promote Operation Christmas Child in the previews. Brooks has always loved watching that segment for some reason, so I really wanted to pack a shoe box with him this year to send to a little boy his own age. I hadn't looked into the closest drop off place in our area and sort of forgot about it until my mom mentioned their church was doing shoe boxes. Great! Brooks got to go to the store a pick out things a little boy might like. He was so cute and picking out all sorts of little things saying, "this might be fun", or "little boy might like this one". I really do think he understood the whole concept that the toys were for someone else because he never once wanted to play with them himself or cry when packed them away.
Brooks I think had the most fun picking out the candy to send to the little boy. He kept putting more and more in a pile saying "He might like this one, he might like this one". I had to sort it out and pick just the suckers and other candy that wouldn't melt, but it was fun for him!
And in the spirit of Christmas, he are some pictures of us decorating the tree this year. Always a fun time!