Thursday, December 23, 2010

On my Tree


I just wanted to share some of the beautiful new additions to our tree this year.

This first one is of the ornaments given to us by our funeral home.  The Joy ornament was actually from the remembrance service last year and has Shyla's name on the back (I love that it says JOY on the front!).  The other dove is from this year's remembrance service at the funeral home.  It has Jakin's name and birthday on the back.


These two were given to us by a friend of Ethan's.  A sweet almost 4 year old boy that Ethan loves to play with (and we love to hang out with his parents as well!). The heart for Jakin, the dragonfly for Shyla.


This one is not really new, but when I was unboxing ornaments, I found it.  I must have gotten it last year as a gift, but I cannot remember by who!  I love that I unexpectedly found it, still in the box and that there is a little heart on it...


After we saw Jakin's heart stop beating, we actually stopped a few places to try and find some clothes or a blankie for him at a craft store.  While we were there, I found this angel holding a tiny heart and I knew I had to get it for my heart baby.


These beautiful pewter ornaments are from Jill.  She was a secret pal from an exchange I was a part of.  They are beautiful!  I LOVE them so much!!!


This is Shyla's ornament for 2010.  I love the girly pink dragonfly!


While doing some Christmas shopping, we found this little crocheted lion.  That is something else that reminds me of Jakin.  Our little lion heart survived for so long with his heart beating so fast.


These beautiful block ornaments are from Bree and Sarita!  Aren't they just SO adorable?  Thank you ladies so much.  We really love them!


And lastly, this ornament from a dear friend I went to college with.  She and I were dorm neighbors for two years and she was the one that introduced me to the church where I met my hubby.  Eventhough we dont live close to each other, we still keep in touch (thank you face.book!).  It means so much when anyone includes ALL my children together!  I love this ornament!  It is SO special to see them all together!


Thank you all for blessing me and my family so much this season.  We really needed the extra love.

6 comments:

Tiffany said...

such wonderful ornaments and ways to remember Shyla and Jakin. they are beautiful, especially the one that has all of your children's names. i hope this christmas is a gentle one. sending you lots of love...

Sarita Boyette said...

Your tree is a thing of beauty! It is also full of love from those who care about you and your family. Thinking about you and sending love & hugs....

butterflymom said...

Loving your ornaments...and the way that people who are close to you are remembering your sweet babies. Hugs to you, Mattie....have a peaceful and joyful holiday.

Holly said...

So many wonderful ornaments! ♥

Lori said...

The ornaments are beautiful...I am so glad you have them and are able to have them with you year after year. Been thinking about you and always keeping you lifted!

Elainna said...

Your tree and ornaments are beautiful.