Monday, November 29, 2010

Snapshots of Christmas Prep

Each of the kids have a tote with their own ornaments. Each year I give each one a special ornament, usually commemorating something special from that year. Sunday I helped each put up their ornaments one at a time. It was much easier, in our small space, than having all three putting things up at once, and was a special time to share with each as we remembered the ornaments.

They each have one in a silver frame. It's a picture of themselves on their very first Christmas with me. Special memories!

My favorite vintage decoration... passed down...

When I was wanting family stockings a few years ago, I was pretty specific on what I wanted. My mom suggested that she could knit them and so we created our own pattern and chose the wool. I LOVE our stockings!!! We have one extra still for our new little! :) While we don't have a fireplace, we make due!

My Grandma made this for me when I was very small... my kids LOVE him! :)

Still haven't filled up this section of wall, so hung the vintage sign for now...

These are the kids' ornaments for 2010. Nothing real meaningful, except that they remind me of cookies which we make every year together at Christmas!

Don't forget... if you still need a special Christmas gift for that hard to buy for person... we have tshirts and necklaces for sale. Just click one of the links at the top of the page under the header! They will ship within two days of your order! Two more necklaces sold today, woot woot!!! :) They will each come with a note explaining where the money went that purchased this gift so your recipient knows that they are not only receiving their gift, but that a family is also being helped with their adoption as well! A win-win! :O)


Molly said...

your grandma MADE that santa? that's amazing.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
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Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
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Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
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Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
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