Our Christmas Tree will never reach a "Hallmark" perfection....
Our ornaments consist of little childrens handprints...
...and neatly written letters to Santa.
Favorite characters remind us of a time which seems so long ago...
When we celebrated the births of our own babies...
When my husband spent hours making minature houses for our first tree....
...and I also spent hours stitching important moments to be cherished forever.
The children would argue each year about
whose turn it was to put the angel on top of the tree
...but now there are no arguments.
We miss that part of Christmas
...children whose excitement each day
would fill the house with noise and more noise (G) !!!!
But we still reflect on the most important part of Christmas
...that we are all family.
Family will always be the most wonderful gift at Christmas....
Our bitty Clare is going to be a BIG SISTER, and we couldn't be happier!!!
What fun it is to know that our own children
are now experiencing the joys that we so fondly remember.
It just makes Christmas that much more special
....and we are enjoying each moment of it.