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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Aunt Janet and her Christmas Elves. . .2012

Janet and her "elves"
This year they prepared 12 christmas boxes
for 12 luckey ladies. . .me being one of them.
Here they are holding two of the finished products.
I am so blessed to have a sister who invests some of her precious time into the lives of my grands.
these are my four oldest.  Janet has made it a christmas tradition to invite the girls over for a day of projects for giving.  I think this may be the 4th year.  she is making memories with the girls while teaching them the principle of giving.

The elves
 Kathryn, Laura, Jillian and Brooklyn pose in front of a portion of their handicrafts.
Here's a pic of the lighted, handpainted snowmen with the bags of chocolate covered, hand dipped and decorated pretzels. 
The little older ladies loved these.
Below are the solar night lights. the girls had lots of fun making these.
Janet not only wanted to spend quality time with the girls, she wanted to teach them how important it is to give. . .that's what brings real happiness and joy into your life at christmas.
Brooklyn was a big help to janet. . .better than i.  she would anticipate janet's need and jump up to take care of it before she was even asked.  all the girls worked eagerly this year.  they were the age to concentrate on the projects more instead of playing. . .but they still wanted to eat the pretzels they were making.

Janet just burned her fingers while hot gluing some snow on a project. . .she is the one who
  •    gets all the stuff for the projects together
  •   opens her home for a craft shop
  •   and boxes the items for delivery. 
i bought lunch at pizza inn but janet was the one who purchased the crafts.

kathryn puts together a sign for the lamp-post

Laura checks out her sign by swinging it. . .lots of motion going on here.

Jilly works intently putting the arm on the lamp-post.
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 20:35


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