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Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas with Our Family

I have a bit of a confession to make,... not that you'll be too terribly surprised! As you know, I've been struggling a great deal with the holidays. My tree has been up for what? A little over a week? Well, I'm ready for it to come down! I've been ready for it to come down...

Its been driving me so insane to look at it, I informed Joseph that Santa was running ahead of schedule this year and would be coming to our house early! So Wednesday morning, the kids got up to find all the toys that Santa brought them wrapped and ready for them to tear into under the Christmas tree. I would feel more guilty about this if the kids were older, but really, I'm just happy to have Christmas "Over" with. Here are a few pictures of the kids with their favorite toys!

Eli LOVED the kitchen we got for the kids as their "together" gift... He's already spent hours cooking mommy all kinds of yummy food!

Ansley was more interested in the baby doll and the doctor set we got her. She was a "Mommy" and a "Doctor" to her new baby Abigail!


Eli was equally as happy with his big boy tool set and his "Air pain"!


I also wanted to share a few gifts I've received from some sweet bloggy friends, as well as how they helped me do something very special for Wyatt at Christmas.

From Karen I received a sweet card that included a beautiful "W" ornament. I just loved it and it came to my doorstep at perfect timing for what I was trying to do for Wyatt... Thank you Karen!

And so did my other gift from a sweet woman, Sarita... A gorgeous elephant pin cushion! How unique and absolutely perfect! Thank you so much Sarita.

So you can probably guess my project for Wyatt involved sewing... And you'd be right!

I made Wyatt his very own stocking! I've looked around for months trying to find the perfect stocking for him only to be severely disappointed with how impersonal they all seemed. So, I took matters into my own hands and was determined to make one that was as unique as Wyatt. I included blue, stars, elephant... and this is what I came up with...

And did you notice the "W" ornament? I hung it around the top of his stocking and LOVE it! I also bought another "Wyatt's elephant" and stuffed into the stocking.

Here's a closer look at the elephant and some of the embroidery I chose to add to the stocking...

And here are some cute pictures of the kids as we were just playing around with a new christmas backdrop I got in...





It's hard to be sad when I have those faces grinning back at me!
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9 comments:

The Blue Sparrow said...

Looks like they had a great early Christmas! I hope your feeling a little better with you holidays over. *HUGS*

Missing Kasey said...

love the stocking I made Kasey one too!

Nicolle

Mary Ellen said...

It looks like the kids had a wonderful Christmas and I am happy for you that you can put your tree down. I pray that this next year will bring more peace to your heart as you learn how to live with Wyatt in your heart. I am sending BIG hugs and prayers your way!!!

croleyc69 said...

Neat gifts and mine to you is on it's way. Hope you like it wish I could see you in person. Wow that's a neat idea for Santa to come early, I like it. I am wishing you and your family peace during this Holiday season. I love the stocking, so beautiful.
Merry Christmas Danielle and family.
{{HUGS}}
Caroline

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful stocking! The kids are so sweet and I am sure they didn't mind Santa coming early.Hope you get to feeling better now that Christmas is winding down for you,and as always, you are in my prayers.
Blessings, Sarita

Tina said...

The stocking is perfect! It is so hard to be sad, but at the same time it is so hard not to be sad because we know how much we are missing out on with our precious angel babies...(does that make any sense??) xx

Holly said...

Hey sometimes Santa does get ahead of schedule! ;)

You did a wonderful job on the stocking, Danielle! It's beautiful!! I defintiely agree that the stockings are so impersonal. I was thinking of getting one but wanted to wait. I think next year I'm going to have custom stockings made for our whole family.

Karen said...

I'm so glad you liked the "W" I found and sent to you and that you were able to use it on Wyatt's beautiful stocking. Love the photos of your beautiful children and know what you mean that it's all so bittersweet - happy with the ones we have but missing the ones we lost. Love'n prayers to you.

KK said...

They are oh so cute, you have much to enjoy, but I know it's still hard.