I have the best family in the whole world, and the hardest part for me, about living in Alaska, has been that I’m  so far away from everyone.   I am the oldest of 9 children, 6 girls, 3 boys, with 2 sets of twins in the mix (yes my mom is super woman.)  I also have 6 terrific brothers and sisters-in-law, and close to 30 nieces and nephews.     They all live within 2 1/2 hours of each other and are always doing  fun things together.  I miss them terribly, especially, during the holidays when I can’t go to all the family get-togethers.

On Sunday my sister Tricia, texted me to see if I had been getting any surprises in the mail.  I told her no, but I hadn’t checked the mail for a couple of days.   I would be sure to check it tomorrow.  Monday came and I was so excited to see what we would find in the mailbox.    When I was finally able to get to the mail box, (it’s about a 1/2 a mile away) I was thrilled to see we had two packages.  The kids opened them up to find that my family was doing the 12 days of Christmas to us!  Latter that day the mail lady brought 3 more packages to our door and they have been arriving 1-2 every day since then.  I have been just as excited as the kids waiting everyday for the mail to come.

Gifts include: (Sorry family if I’m forgetting something)

  • air fresheners
  • puzzle
  • 2 card games
  • socks
  • hot chocolate
  • sugar cookie mix with icing
  • doughnuts
  • colored pencils and notebook
  • red box gift card
  • an elegant faux fur blanket
  • Christmas Book
  • Pizza Hut gift card
  • Cheese and flavored milk

We feel spoiled, and loved and incredibly blessed to have such wonderful family.  Thank you family.  I love you.  Thanks for making our Christmas brighter!


 The kids had so much fun making the sugar cookies!

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