Thursday, December 1, 2011

tis the season...

We started to decorate our house for Christmas tonight.. I just absolutely love this time of year! We don't have our tree yet, but that will be our project this weekend! I made a wreath last night, decorated our mantle tonight. I could stay on pinterest and craft for days and never do all the decorating I'd like to do! (Definitely will have more pictures of all the decorating I've been up to later)...

But one of my favorite parts of Christmas is going to get an "angel tree" child. We do it every year, and every year I cry in the middle of the mall and Jake just smiles at me and tells me it's gonna be ok. Tonight we went to pick one out. It breaks my heart and makes me so happy at the same time. I love knowing that these children will get gifts, but I'm heartbroken to think of all the children who won't. Especially of all the children who don't even care if they have a gift, but really just need necessities this Christmas. If you've never "adopted" a child for Christmas, consider it this year. You won't regret it. I'm so glad Jake & I made it a tradition.

Another photo by the lovely Casey


  1. Love the picture!

    We also get an angel tree child every year. I get what they ask for and an age appropriate toy! Every child deserves to have the things they need & something they want for Christmas! This year we have 2 little angels and have already gotten some things but I might add a little more ;)

  2. Samantha - that is what we usually do too!! I actually saw a picture on pinterest the other day that said get a child "something they want, something they need, something they wear, and something they read." Thought that was pretty clever, too!