Friday, December 19, 2014

Advent Calendar Days 7 to 12

Advent Calendar Day 7:

Dallin –

So this is the time of year when I read all of our books to you guys and you know one of the classics is “The Grinch”. I am not going to send you the whole story, just one little part of it:

Three thousand feet up! Up the side of Mt. Crumpit,
He rode with his load to the tiptop to dump it!
“Pooh-Pooh to the Whos!” he was grinch-ish-ly humming.
“They’re finding out now that no Christmas is coming!
They’re just waking up! I know just what they’ll do!
Their mouths will hand open a minute or two
Then the Whos down in Who-ville will all cry BOO-HOO!”

“That’s a noise,” grinned the Grinch,
“That I simply MUST hear!”
So he paused. And the Grinch put his hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low. Then it started to grow….

But the sound wasn’t sad!
Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn’t be so!
But it WAS merry! VERY!

He stared down at Who-ville!
The Grinch popped his eyes!
Then he shook!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!

Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any presents at all!
He HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore,
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas… perhaps... means a little bit more!”

We hope that you get the opportunity to share the “little bit more” of Christmas with many people this coming week! Love you.

From your Family!

Advent Calendar Day 8:

Hi Dallin --

Today we celebrated Ceris's birthday. It's not totally Christmas-related but her birthday does take place at Christmas time every year so we thought we were justified to send you a gif of her blowing out her candles.

Love, your family

Advent Calendar Day 9:

Hey Dallin –

We all need a little “Canadianess” in our Christmas. Hope you enjoy mom, Robert and Linnea singing this new Canadian classic Christmas carol!

Love your Family

Advent Calendar Day 10:

What could be more Canadian at Christmas than lumberjacks sawing a buche de Noel?

Love your Family!

Advent Calendar Day 11:

Dallin –

Here is a colouring page that you can print off for any of your investigators or members who have little kids that might want to colour a picture of “Little Jesus”

Little Jesus

Fairest little Jesus child
Came to earth so meek and mild,
Came to earth to show the way.
Praise we sing on Christmas Day!

Fairest little Jesus child,
From the heavens angels smiled.
We a gift before thee lay.
Praise we sing on Christmas Day!

Love your family!

Advent Calendar Day 12:

A meme from your favourite Christmas movie:

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