Monday, November 22, 2010

12 Days of Christmas and a Celebrity Sighting!

So I'm linking up with Aly and Molly and doing their 12 days of Christmas and today's topic is Christmas traditions. Since this is Hannah's first Christmas my husband and I are really excited about starting traditions with her. One of the traditions we definitely wanted to start was participating in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritans Purse. You basically create a "shoe box" (plastic box) of assorted toys and necessities for impoverished children around the world. Last year OCC provided 8 MILLION sweet children with gift boxes. I have made boxes before but this year meant so much more to me.  Now that I have a child who has SO MUCH, it makes me want to reach out to those precious children that don't have anything. To think... my small gift might be the ONLY gift they get all year. Samaritans Purse requests that people get plastic boxes because the children can reuse them to transport water.... How incredibly heartbreaking is that. I hope that this becomes a new tradition that my daughter can look forward to every year. We sure did have fun picking out stuff for our OCC friends from around the world. We decided we wanted to make a girl box and a boy box.

Hannah says "O.K. Mommy... We got the boxes now LETS FILL EM UP!!!!!"

This is some of the stuff we put in our boys box
 This is some of the stuff we put in our girls box. I got her a Princess Belle purse, gloves and necklace and I made the bow to match ;)
All ready to ship out to our friends!!!! (no Hannah... you cant keep the play dough)
We had so much fun on our first annual Operation Christmas Child tradition. I just cant help but wonder which little girl and boy might get our box ;)

On a COMPLETELY different note..... I just had to tell y'all that Hannah got her picture taken with a Celebrity today. Yep, shes already had her first star sighting. I was at Chick-Fil-a (because when am I not ha!) with my friend Catherine and I saw David Robinson (the basketball player) walk through the door. So I went up to him and said "Mr. Robinson, Our husbands are HUGE fans of yours and they would just die if you could possibly take a picture with our babies". He was so nice and was glad to take a pic. and here it is...
They both have no clue whats going on and are probably wondering who is this giant person (seriously ffreakishly TALL)
Anyways.... Ta Ta for Now! Happy Monday Y'all!


  1. I'm your newest follower from the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge.

    I'd love for you to come check out my blog and follow back! :)

  2. I am also a new follow through 12 days of christmas!

    I love your traditions & doing the box!
    Your daughter is adorable, I love her bows!

    Looking forward to following you! :)

  3. LOVE Operation Christmas Child! My mother and father in law do this every year with our oldest daughter, its their thing, and I love it!

    Thanks for joining our blog challenge :) Your daughter is adorable!!

  4. We just finfished Operation Christmas Child as is such a neat way to give bacj just a little.
    BTW.....we love the bows you made for Hannah. We ha da hard time keeping it on her head, but I got her distrated after a while and she forgot abot it for a little bit. I think we got some really good pictures. Thanks again.

  5. I teach 5th grade girls in action at my church and we did the operation Christmas Child boxes also. It makes me smile to see others reaching out to these small children!

  6. So neat that you saw someone famous and that is such a great tradition...We did Operation Christmas Child at the school where I used to teach (before being a mom) and all the kids brought shoeboxes full of goodies. Happy early Thanksgiving!

  7. Hi Ashley I am Wes & Catherine's sister in law. I found you through Catherine's blog. Your daughter is beautiful! I am new follower of yours.