Saturday, December 27, 2008
Well, I want to do the same thing for our children. I wanted Shirley's first ornament to be something very special...so, I preserved* the shoe she wore on the day she was dedicated and turned it into her very first ornament. I plan to do this for all of our children. Cool, right? It's very simple, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.
I love you, my girl. Thank you for a special Christmas.
*To preserve the shoe, I dipped it in craft starch and let it dry for 24 hours, then re-dipped twice. It is stiff and should hopefully stay as white as possible over the years.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
My Great-Aunt Jackie has been making Christmas stockings for all of the children on my Mom's side since Mom was a little girl. Shirley's came in the mail on December 22. I was SO touched. Here is SJ opening her stocking before we headed to Grandpa and Grandma's house.
Helping unload at Grandma & Grandpa's house.
Every Christmas, we get a "Special Gift from Dad." Some years, there is a theme, other years they are specially selected for each child. This year, we all got Stormy Kromer wool hats.
Kromer family photo.
(Pedro had one on, but refused to wear it. Go figure.)
Merry Christmas to you all, my blogfriends. You mean so very much to me. As we give eachother gifts this weekend, let's please remember the REASON we give gifts at all: to celebrate Christ's birth by which we have been given a new lease on life and the guarantee of eternal life.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am so thankful for my little girl. She is such a joyful presence in our lives.
Monday, November 24, 2008
This weekend my cousin Jill and her husband Jamie were in town visiting friends and we were able to get together and finally meet their beautiful twins! They were absolutely darling, and we had a wonderful time.
Monday, November 17, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Last weekend, Shirley Jean got to hang out with her great-grandparents and cousin. It was a really nice evening. I think she and Gavin look SO much like their great-grandpa! You be the judge.
I hope Shirley Jean's husband looks at her with this much love some day.
There are four generations in this photo. Gavin's dad, Jeff, had to work, so he couldn't be in the photo. : ( From L-R Great-Grandpa Dick, Shirley Jean, Grandma Brenda, Richard, Cousin Gavin, Great-Grandma Joyce.