Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas decorations 09

Here are some photos of our living room all decked out for Christmas.

These stockings (only the kids are hanging here) were quilted by my aunt. I LOVE these stockings!

Here is our Christmas Tree and our Advent wreath. Now I just need to fill up under the tree!

These are two wall hangings my aunt quilted for me as well. She is so talented! THe nativity we keep on our front door.

Notice my Christmas Cactus is blooming! This is the one I bought last year. I kept it alive all year! Yeah me!

Sir D and I have our stockings hanging on the bannister since they won't fit where the kids stockings are.

This is my favorite ornament. There is a story behind it and it makes me smile every year. 14 years ago, I had a miscarriage. That baby was due on Dec 8th. My SIL also had a miscarriage that year. My sweet MIL bought my SIL and I these glass baby angel ornaments. Every year, we set up our tree right around the time of what would have been that baby's birthday. It's a nice reminder to me that I have a baby waiting for me in Heaven.

It is really a happy thing. I have 4 wonderful children, a wonderful husband. I have a full happy life. I did not loose a child I knew and loved, nor was it a late term miscarriage. It was very early in the pregnancy, but every Christmas I think of that baby waiting for me up there with Jesus.

If you have your Christmas up on your blog, leave me a comment and I'll come see! I love to see how people decorate for Christmas!


Tonya said...

I was given an angel after a miscarriage right around Thanksgiving. Brings tears to my eyes every time I see it.

Anonymous said...

"For where your treasure is, there your heart is also." Matthew 6:21 :)

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

I love hanging me angel each Christmas too and think I need to tell my MIL this year how much that meant to me.