December 22, 2011

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

For the past three days, I’ve been wrapping presents for the children at Woodbourne. We’ve been very lucky this year in having someone “adopt” all of our children and provide them with presents.

A unit from the nearby military base, Fort Meade, called and asked to adopt one unit of ours, at a time when others are sending presents to soldiers.IMG_7450A local public school, with children the same ages as ours, made boxes (above) and filled them with personal hygiene items for each of our kids. The staff at a local senior living facility filled a truck with gifts from each of our kids’ lists. IMG_7445My colleagues, Kristen and Liz, along with lots of other staffers have been wrapping and marking off whose presents have arrived, and are making sure each child gets what’s on their list. IMG_7456Our CEO made sure that each child could choose and receive the book of their choice. It’s so important that these kids read, and having a book of their own, which they’ve chosen, is paramount.

If you’d like to make a donation to help Woodbourne’s children, please click here.

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I took advantage of the warmish weather here to walk through the neighbourhood with Connor. It’s so festive with all of the houses trying to outdo each other with their lights. And we live in the more low-key part of the neighbourhood!

Just a few lights strung through an old cherry tree. IMG_7461Santa arriving by both a helicopter and a train!IMG_7464Lots of sparking snowflakes.IMG_7475I will be venturing down to the Christmas Street later this week to show you that spectacle!


  1. Merry Christmas, dear lady. The world needs more people like you in it. Charity begins at home, and in your case moves well beyond it.

  2. Admirable Meg, bless you. Great night time pictures, I love strolls through the neighbourhood. Looking forward to seeing Christmas street.


    I saw this and thought of your earlier post. I here there is a 'Ditto' house near by. Amazing, but I'm happy not to live next door.

  4. Well much happiness!
    Have a wonderful Xmas and all the best for the New Year!

  5. I am so thrilled for the children at Woodbourne. They deserve to have a wonderful, love-filled Christmas! Thank you, Meg, for all you and everyone else there does to show them how important they are. (and don'tcha just LOVE that Reggie Darling?!) Merry Christmas to all!

  6. Hi Meg--thrilled that all of the children will have their wishes fulfilled. Christmas needs to be a magical time for children (and the child in each of us). Blessings. Mary


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