In the cold and in the snow
The boys love it so
We give of our time
To teach the boys how to love
And what Christmas means
Some have so little
We have, food, warmth, love, family
We are so lucky
Todd said this picture just looks like we were standing out in front of a store. Do you want to see the other pics we took while ringing the bells for The Salvation Army? Trust me this is was the best one, but here they are...
This one looks like we had to sedate Joey. He was excited, but drugs were unnecessary. There are about 6 other pics like this one, but I think you get the idea.
I had been wanting to sign us up for ringing the bells for some time, and yesterday around noon Todd calls and says, "Oh, I forgot to tell you, but we have to ring the bells tonight at 5. Is that ok?" Men. I later found out that he had known for at least 2 weeks, and all of his office assistants kept reminding him to tell me, but oh well.
I was a little worried about how the boys would do in the cold, but we bundled them up so well that they were actually getting sweaty. In all honesty, we had a blast. All of the customers going in to the store were laughing at us because we were all jumping up and down, singing, dancing, and wishing everyone a "Merry Christmas!" Every time someone would put money in the bucket we would hoot and holler, "Wooohoooo!! Thank you! Merry Christmas!!! Happy Holidays! Yeah!!" It was pretty funny.
We had a great night. And to top it off all of the boys slept perfectly last night. They went to bed at 7:45 and I had to wake them up at 7:30 this morning so we could get to school on time. I had a perfect night's sleep. It was awesome. I hope it is a sign of a great weekend to come. We have a ton to pack in to one little weekend, and I'm hoping we don't burn out halfway through. I'm sure I will get many opportunities to practice being patient and calm. Let's all keep our fingers crossed, shall we?