Weekend Snapshots: Wreath Laying & Feeding The Hungry

This past weekend was a great one. Busy (as always!), but great. There was Christmas shopping, 4 basketball games, and my Aunt Sandy's surprise 50th birthday party.

(Seriously, mamas. I'm obsessed with these polaroid pictures. So cute!!)

But the highlight of my weekend was being able to volunteer for some pretty amazing causes.

On Saturday, I was one of tens of thousands of volunteers who gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths at each and every veteran's grave, almost 400,000 of them!

It was breathtaking to see so many people come together; people of all colors, of all ages, of all different walks of life coming together to honor these real life heroes.

I read the name and dates of each grave I laid a wreath on. Remember. Honor. Teach.

On Sunday, No. 2, No. 3, and I joined some of our favorite football families to help pack 200,000 non-perishable meals for hungry children around the world.

6200 children die from starvation every single day. Feed My Starving Children, a Christian non-profit, is helping to lower those numbers.

Each meal is hand packed by volunteers and consists of vitamins, veggies, soy, and rice. They are then shipped to hungry children in more than 70 countries around the world.

This was our second year volunteering and it has definitely become a tradition that our family looks forward to!

Check out this awesome bracelet No. 2 bought (in his team colors, of course!) that was handmade in the Philippines; one of the countries served.

They say one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. We often get so caught up in our own busy lives that we forget to make time to better those of others.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."- Helen Keller