Today we packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child. I took the kids with me to Dollar Tree this year to pick out the items they wanted to put in each box. Let me just say that their eyes were much bigger than the boxes we were filling. Oh well, it was fun watching them pick out the things they thought the boy and girl would like to get in their boxes. They chose: notepads, markers, toothbrushes, flashlights, tissues, tic-tac-toe, puzzles, and so many other fun things. I loved seeing their generosity (even though Nathan and I are footing the bill). We're trying really hard to teach them that it is more important to give than to get at Christmas, and I think they are finally at the age where they get it.