Operation Christmas Child

Every year we pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Every year while we are packing I think to myself, “This is insane, why do I do this? My boys want to play with every little toy and the toys are supposed to be brand new!” And once again, now that they are all packed and mostly ready to go, I am glad that we did this adventure.
After struggling for awhile, I sent all the boys away. One by one I let them come up and pack a box. One thousand times better! Why did I not think of this sooner?

I am treasuring the little moments of tonight with each of the kids!

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My little Lydia repacked her box about 4 times, each time getting more items in! She is a pro at space relations!

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3 kids in the tub

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Art night.

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Worms

The little brother holding the worms for the big brother-

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$3 shoes

So I bought 35 pairs.

I know I’ll be able to bless a lot of people.

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Art class with Blessings

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Zip line

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Duluth

We came to Duluth for the weekend.
Pre-race fun!

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Carl, Matt, Carrie and Luke ran the 5k

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Lydia, Adie, Silas, Titus, Jack, Rachel, Della and Lars ran a 1k.

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Silas finished 1st place with 4:51. His cousin Della came in second with 5:09. All the kids finished well!! We were so proud of all of them.

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We let Silas bring out the old Duluth train tshirt for the race. He earned himself a new shirt this weekend which he is proudly wearing to church tomorrow.

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Ready to hunt

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Firefighters

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