It's the little things people. It's the little things that make me happy and that bring me utter joy. It's the fact that I get to now look at this picture hanging over my mantle everyday...
If that wasn't enough, my house is filled with Christmas spirit. Granted, it isn't the "Winter Wonderland" that is my mother's house (Santa exploded into a million little pieces in every crevice of her house), but it still makes me happy. I love a Christmas tree. I love decorating the tree and love to see every elses tree. Ours is a classic hodge podge tree. I lovingly spend time unwrapping all the ornaments, laughing at the memories, and cringing at watching Maggie try to help hang an ornament.
This is my favorite ornament.
Let me tell you the story. This was a gift from a family friend when Allie was born in 2003. It was her first ornament and I was so proud to put it up. The following year, it was painful to make the decision to put out a tree three months after the death of our daughter. When I found this ornament, I realized why I love it so much. Look at the other side...
"Angel Baby." This was given to me one week after Allie was born her very first Christmas. And yet, how prophetic was it that it has her name, the words Angel Baby, and wings? So perfectly appropriate for my forever angel baby. I love it, and I am sure to give it the most prominent position on my tree each and every year. A few of my other favorites include:
Adorable Andrew, age 2. Really--how freaking cute is he??
What would the Scott tree be without some Sugar love as an ornament? Ah bliss. I love my Sugar filled Christmas house!!! Happy Holidays everyone!