Monday, December 21, 2009

santa luke

we spent the weekend with the barnes/wood family up at aspen grove. soldier's hollow is still my favorite place to go in the winter, the tubing is so. much. fun. but really the whole weekend was fun. and quite eventful... family pictures, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, playing games, yummy food etc. on saturday night we had a small devotional followed by a family activity that i will never forget. each of us were paired up and given $100. we spent that night at walmart, finding our own special person or family to give the money to. while we were observing different prospects, we kept ending up in the right place at the right time and catching different families open their cards containing the money that our family had given them. it warmed my heart so much, there are no words to describe it. when grant and i finally picked a small little family i could barely smile and say "merry christmas" to them without tearing up. it was just a beautiful feeling. i'm looking forward to spending another christmas with grant and my family and remembering the real meaning of christmas.


7 sweet thoughts:

ChloƩ said...

wow.. that sounds like the most amazing experience ever. you guys are awesome. what a cool thing to do as a family. i bet those families are so incredibly grateful. you guys are my idols :) oh, sean got a gun, and i think he is really excited to show grant. haha. anyway, i'm glad you guys had a great weekend! Luke is so awesome.

trudy...{and jamo} said...

luke is soooooooooo cute!

that is so neat what you did. how wonderful. so cool.
what a fun weekend! i can't wait to see your family pics!

lehi + sasha said...

what a wonderful experience. i would like to do that one day with my family....

We ♥ Life said...

I love santa luke. Ha I'm sure he makes everything so fun.
What a wonderful experience Britt, and what a generous act. I love hearing stuff like this.
And I love soilders hollow and have missed going with my family the past two years! :(

Michael & Mindy said...

I've said this like 9 bazillion times, but you guys are so cute. You just seem like the greatest couple and the greatest family. I love it.

The Browns said...

that is such a sweet way to give at christmas. i can only imagine the joy it brought to watch people open your cards. love the video of luke. he is such a stud. merry merry christmas!

The Young Family Inc. said...

What a wonderful way to spend Christmas! Such a good idea! Thanks for sharing. Happy Christmas!