Friday, January 16, 2009

Christmas & Big Give

Some pictures from Noah's Christmas yesterday...

After he found the bells in his stocking from Granny & Grandpa, he didn't need anything more...

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We also had a package waiting for us when we got home! A couple of weeks back, I was contacted by a group of Disney fans on the internet, who do what they've named a "Big Give" to a family going on a wish trip to Disney. They make clothes for the kids and send other goodies too. I was touched that they had seen our story and wanted to do this for our family. I continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness we have been blessed with lately. We filled out a form with favorite characters, colors and measurements, and then began waiting for the packages to arrive. At first I was a bit hesitant, as this came at a time when a trip did not seem possible anymore, but I didn't want the kids to miss out on this fun. So when the first package arrived yesterday, it felt like we could finally begin to anticipate this together. I had to hold the kids back so I could get the camera...

Inside were puzzles and coloring books for each of the kids, as well as adorable fabric crayon holders...Minnie Mouse for Kailyn, Pirates for Joshua, and Pooh characters for Noah. Thank you so much Kim! These were a huge hit!!
Things are crazy right now...trying to settle in again...getting used to the many changes with Noah's care. We have someone finishing our basement right now too, so the whole house is in a bit of an uproar. It's going to take a while to get organized and feel at home again.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! So many gifts, and I am so glad Noah loved the bells. I knew he would. Are praying for you as you adjust to home. love mom

Mir said...

Yeah, Noah!! How wonderful he is home!!! What a wonderful belated Christmas present!

kimmylaj said...

i'm so glad you got them , ryan and mia were so excited to see pictures of them with them. thank you, i loved making them for your adorable kids

teresajoy said...

Nichole, I'm so glad you agreed to do the Give! I was worried you wouldn't be able to go when we contacted you, but we all wanted to send things for your special family no matter what. It just seems so miraculous to have you all back home! And, look at Noah, that boy is just a miracle! I can't help but cry!

Kathy's corner said...

Hey Kailyn..I have been checking your blog everyday, and you never write anything. Better update for granny.