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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry Christmas to ME! And some of my favorite Christmas things...


LOOK what I bought myself for Christmas!!! The Cricut Expression and I love it!!! I had no idea I could be so creative!!!

Frank surprised me the other night with this Willow Tree Angel Sanctuary and the Holy Family. I have wanted this for so long!!! Thank you Babe!

My collection has been in our bedroom on top of the Armoire , so I decided to put it on my antique hutch in the dining room. I think I will leave it there!

I have so many favorite Christmas ornaments, but heres just a few, and then some of my favorite decorations.




These are a few of the ornaments that my Momma has made my kids through the years. Oh how I miss that.This is our 2007 Christmas ornament. We were so hoping that Franceska would be home by now.Astruds 2nd grade ornament!! Too cute, where does the time go???One of Astruds many 1st Christmas ornaments, oh how this one brings back such sweet memories!One of Stevens favorites, "The Grinch". I love this ornament, I can still see the smile on his face when he opened it up!This is Christophers from 2005, I love this little chubby Snowman!! Franceskas ornament from 2007Last year Christopher, Amy and Joshua gave Frank and I this ornament and I love it, it is just so beautiul.
I have had this ornament for at least 15 or 16 years, I can't tell you where I bought it, or why but I love him! He might be scary to some but he is "HOME" to me.My neice Jade gave us this ornament a few years ago, and it is so special to me. But I have to admit that when I hold it in my hands a little sadness goes thru me, because she is in Jr.High now and I wanted her to stay little forever. I love that girlie so much.
I love this ornament so much, it was Christmas 2004, Steven was home on leave from Iraq and in his uniform, Astrud is in hers, and Jade, Lily and a 3 month old Rayn looking as pretty as ever!The little Angel , my sister Kerry bought for Astrud and one for Franceska which has been living in our living room for a couple of years now and the Bear says , Parents to be 2007!
The paint is wearing off but it says, Mommy and Daddy to be 2006! ( still waiting)A friend gave this to me and I have only had it two years, but everytime I read it , it just makes me smile!
This is our Manger, my parent's bought Kim, Kerry & Ricky, and Frank I all one several Christmas's ago and I think it is so beautiful, and special to me. So last year I gave our two boys and their wives their own Manger and I hope they cherish theirs like I do ours.
Back in the day my Mom did alot of ceramics and made my Grandmothers and all of my Aunts their own Ceramic Christmas Tree and I decided 3 years ago that I was going to make me one if it killed me, and I did! Who knew!!!! But I think it is so pretty!

I know this has been a really long post, but you all know by now that I am an open book and I just wanted to share some really dear parts of my life with you. God bless all of you.

21 comments:

Mya said...

Kristy,
Just what exactly is that machine? I am assuming a printer of some sort? Love your Willow Tree collection!

OH MY #6 said...

Hey friend,

I love seeing your favourite things. Love getting to know you. I have a willow tree collection also.

Lea
xo

Margaret Miracle said...

I love Willow Tree too! They are scattered all over my house. Last year for Christmas, my best friend and I bought each other the exact same one. We laughed! Enjoy your special Christmas moments!

Don and Be said...

Nice job with the gift, Frank. Just a hint ....... stay away from "The Clapper".
Peace, bro.

Joan said...

Kristy, I love all the pictures!! What kind of machine is that? I dont think I have ever heard of it. I love seeing all your ornaments. Its like a gush of emotions come out when we decorate our tree.
Have a beautiful day!!
Love,
Joan

Our Red Thread Journey said...

I just bought a Cricut for my classroom. You will LOVE it. Believe it or not, it's SNOWING here. Call me tonight!!!

Catherine said...

So many beautiful ornaments!

Wheee!! What a wonderful Christmas treat to buy yourself! I did the same but treated myself to the Cricut Create when it was 50% off a few weeks back. Can you believe it's still in the box??? Hope to change that soon!

Merry Christmas!!

Christie said...

Just adorable! I love the Willow Tree stuff - I have several pieces...but I might need to get that darling nativity!

Hugs,
cb

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE all the goodies..
Great early Christmas presents..
LOVE the Willow tree also.. I only have one piece but hope to get the Adoption one soon..
Love the ornaments...
The ceramic tree..my Mother and Grandmother both have one also..
Have a Great Weekend..
Hugs..

Oatsvall Team said...

fun stuff ... i am huge Willow Creek fan !! I love their angels ...

Carol said...

Lets see what you made with the machine!

Lesa said...

what is a does that machine do exactly? I've never seen one before.

Love all of you holiday decorations. We have many just like them... I love looking at all of the ones the girls made back when they were in grade school. I can't wait for Wendy to start bringing some home.

Heather said...

SOme beautiful ornaments and decorations, Kristy. You will have to post about your amazing creations with your Cricut - I have always wanted one. And the Willow Tree? Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Have a blessed weekend.
Heather

Sherri & Todd said...

Kristy,

I love your Willow Collection. I have a few of those myself. I'm waiting for Emma to gave Todd his for being a Dad, then I have one with a Mom and 2 children for myself. I hope to open them one day and place them with my others.

Does your new machine have something to do with scrapbooking of some sort?

Merry Chrismas my friend!!
Love,
Sherri

sasha said...

What a great post...such pretty ornaments and I totally get how they all bring back memories and make you smile. Merry Christmas!

lindanuts said...

Oh, my! The scrapbooker/crafter's dream machine. I would love to just have access to one! Love it!
Your memories for the tree are precious. Someday, all too soon, they will hang in another home, bringing their memories to others. Astrud will be so thankful you saved them for her!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I love all of your decorations!

Alyson and Ford said...

Wonderful collection of ornaments. Special memories show all your family love. Merry Christmas!

Alyzabeth's Mommy of Three Months!

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

That is great!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I see you have the Willow stuff... I have the one with the baby... the adoption one... but Mike knocked it and her head fell off... oh bummer... hehehe... hope that isn't a sign...

I know I have been away for a while... life is crazy right now...

If I don't get to you later... have a great Xmas...

Take care

redmaryjanes said...

Wonderful decorations, your home looks filled with Christmas cheer!