There are so many things to be thankful for in our family, neighborhood and nation. This week we're concentrating on the military...learning all about the branches; what each does to protect us and our freedoms. There are so many soldiers who will be away from their loved ones these holidays. So many who have fought now and in the years past. We should be so thankful for those who are willing to stand up for our freedoms.
I was looking for a way to not eat all of the Halloween candy that has come into our home. Truly, it's a bit obscene. Three blocks...at least 25 lbs of candy. I eventually found Operation Gratitude. They have so many ways to give back to the soldiers and currently it's sending candy to include in care packages. Win-win.
The kids also wrote some sweet thank you letters and colored some pictures to include. I even mailed it before Veterans Day. Hooray for motivation that comes from helping others!
|The candy sorters...chocolate and not-chocolate|
|He didn't want to give up the mystery bacon/popcorn/pizza lolli. The bacon was gross :0(|
|Writing the cards|
|Some Marines with other Operation Gratitude care packages|
We are blessed.