Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas!  My husband got all of our Christmas decorations out this week and it finally feels like Christmas at our house!  The kids both enjoyed looking through all of their ornaments from previous years.  This year Corban was asking questions about the ornaments that are Callie's.  It provided a really good opportunity to continue to tell him of his big sister in Heaven.  He even said her name for the first time.  I don't know what the years hold for our family, but I hope that we continue to have wisdom about how to preserve her memory and her place in our family. 
The ornaments for this year are matching Mickey and Minnie Mouse ornaments for Corban and Ellie.  They ring bells when you pull on a string.  The kids are certainly enjoying them! 
Callie's ornament is a shell from our family vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama.  This was a perfect shell that even had a hole in the side--perfect for a ribbon.  Her name is written on it in silver. 

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!  God Bless you in the upcoming year!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Love this, Min! Not sure if I told you that we do ornaments for the kids each year too. Ours are picture ornaments, with a pic of them from the year. The kids made ornaments in church today with a mirror in the middle...super cute idea. Toby said that we don't have to do our own ornaments this year because they already made them. I had to explain that the mirrored image would change with their faces as they changed, and the purpose of the picture ornaments is to capture them as they were that year. Love all these conversations that we can have. I hope this Christmas is beautiful for you and your family. Love to you!