Thursday, November 13, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

It's that time of year....Operation Christmas Child or sometimes known as Operation Shoebox organized by Samaritan's Purse. To learn how you can participate, including praying for this project, please take a look here.


This morning us gals went shopping for our shoebox or as we referred to it..."for our boy".

In the past, we have always chosen to make a shoebox for a girl, so this year I thought we would make a boy's shoebox!

Trying to figure out how to squeeze everything in.

Ella always loves to make artwork for any outgoing mail. : )

Ta Da!!!!

Such beautiful eyes.........

Tomorrow, (Friday) is a very dear friend of mine's birthday. Please stop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday, Robin!!!
Birthday Comments

Have a great week-end, everyone!!!!!



Kristin said...

Love Operation Christmas Child. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

And thanks for the hint about
Robin's birthday. I am heading there to wish her a happy birthday!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great thing to do.....and it looks like you and the girls had some fun filling that box!!

Love the artwork courtesy of sweet Ella!!

Have a great night!


mommy24treasures said...

I love filling up shoeboxes:) ITs one of my fav activities each year.
Yes Ms Ella has some beautiful eyes, such a gift your sweet Ella:) Reminds me of my Chloe.

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a wonderful project! I know it will be a blessing to a precious little one.
Your girls are so beautiful.... the pic of Ella took my breath away....
Thank you for the beautiful birthday bouquet and balloon for Robin... I hope her birthday is filled with love and laughter.

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

What a wonderful cause!

Not only wish Robin Happy Birthday...but buy some raffle tickets!

Michelle said...

We do this, too. The girls have fun picking out the gifts and then, just like you, it's a real science to get it to all fit in. Santa has beautiful little helpers at your house!! Ella's artwork is a great add to the gift.

Tamara said...

We do boxes at the Ogre's school. The kids are beautiful! I have not been able to read many blogs lately- but had to take a minute to stop by. glad I did!

Anonymous said...

Dear Michelle,

Your heart is so beautiful! How kind of you to surprise a little boy in need for Christmas Day! May you be richly blessed for all the love you so generously pour out on others! I love all of the precious pictures that you took when you were preparing the box! Ella and Chelsea are beautiful! How is Sophie doing? How is Ryan's finger today?

What a neat birthday bouquet of flowers and balloons for your friend Robin! I sent her a message! Hope it went through!

Lots of Love,

Maria XO

Colleen said...

This is so wonderful!!!! Looks like the girls had lots of fun getting it all ready for "their boy!" I was just talking to someone this evening that does this same thing every year for the soldiers overseas. What a special gift you are teaching your children too.
Oh my the photo of Ella is gorgeous!! :)

GGAdventures said...

What a great project! A nice family tradition during the giving season. Love the pic of Ella. And what a great drawing!
On my way to wish Robin a Happy Birthday.

OH MY #6 said...

beautiful! She is beautiful!

And, what a fantastic project.


OH MY #6 said...

PS. love your new look!


a Tonggu Momma said...

Shoeboxes are one of my favorite things to do during Advent!!!!! And I love your new do.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

I'm sitting here reading your post is amazing...always doing something for someone...what a great idea! Then I was taken back by the beauty of your Ella...and then I came to the beautiful bouquet for me!! Thank you SO much for the wonderful present you sent me and for remembering my birthday!! You have blessed my life!!

Love you!

Shawnstribe said...

You Michelle are one special lady!!!!
always looking out for others!!!
I love your heart girly

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

How neat..
Love the box of goodies..
The little boy will LOVE them..
Have a GREAT weekend..

The Byrd's Nest said...

I love Operation Christmas Child. A wonderful thing for all of the kids to do!

My Heart Beats In China said...

Oh that's a great the way Ella is trying to put everything in the box. It's wonderful to see children giving to others. Thank you for sharing this link.

I believe there's an Operation Shoebox for our soldiers too.

Have a delightful weekend.


Tiffany said...

What a great blessing Operation Christmas Child is... thank you for posting about it!!!

What a great thing as well for your children to participate in such a thing!!!!!!

Love the beautiful photo of Ella and all of the photos for that matter!!!!

Mom To Six said...


I love your heart!!! You are doing such a great job of teaching your children what this world is missing so much, compassion. I love the pics of the girls helping to fill the shoeboxes.

Kai and Anna Grace's school will be doing it also.



Jennifer said...

Great idea. What a nice thing to do with the kids.


Sharon said...

You are the best mom in the whole world. I always think so and now look at you! What a lovely family tradition!! That boy is going to love that box!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great tradition!

AZMom said...

What a great idea!!! If hub wasn't out of work, I would do that with my 2. Great artwork by Ella by the way!!

Keisha said...

We love to do these too! Each year we let the kids do 1 each. They love filling the shoe boxes!

Paula said...

What a great idea. A lucky little boy will be thrilled to get that box.

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