Thursday, December 17, 2009


My favorite tree is in the family room...(where Santa comes...
filled with the kids ornaments, which are becoming more precious because they are getting older...
of course an angel on top...

the hand ornaments are the best!!! and the kindergarten ones below (you can tell they all had the same teacher)...

I remember when there were lots of presents under the tree, swords, trucks, barbies, now its on to bigger things. I have only bought three gifts, I am sooooooooo behind. Hope you aren't as behind as me.


  1. I love your tree! I think it is just precious with all the little things made by such little hands! I have to say we are very behind as well. The only one with a gift right now is the hubby! Tomorrow is going to be jam packed with shopping thank goodness we were able to find a sitter.

  2. LOVE your tree Stephanie!

    I don't even have the decorations on mine so you are ahead of me!


  3. Love your tree! I still have handmade ones from the kids one mine...The youngest is 18!
    Be safe shopping, don't get trampled!!!

  4. Hi Stefanie! Your tree is beautiful, so many memories...I don't have children but the ornaments I get from my nieces are so precious to me so I know that yours are even more so. Merry Christmas! hugs, Jennifer

  5. Gorgeous tree! I love the handmade ornaments, Have a sweet day!

  6. Those are the most precious ornaments and I'm sure just looking at them brings you great joy.
    And yes, you are not alone. I have so much to do and buying gifts is one of them. I'm tired just thinking about it all.

  7. Love your tree and all the precious handmade ornaments. Those days (of handmade ornaments)pass by too quickly.

  8. Hi Steph,
    Ooohh I LoVe your pretty tree !! My big one is in the family room as well .. And, all the kiddie ornaments will only get more precious as years go by !! I still adore all of mine, and worry about them getting torn .. get shopping girlie ~~ 7 days left ~~ WHAT?!
    hugs ~tea~xo

  9. Stefanie ..that is the sweetest tree ...goes along with the post from Lea at the Shabby olde Potting Shed today ..

    I think it's the most beautiful tree I've seen this season ..

    Blessings ..Sara

  10. I am popping over from my cousin at acharminghome. I love all your trees and the decorations made by the kids. I've enjoyed going back through many of your posts. Great stuff and what a wonderful giveaway. Congrats to the winner. Peace and blessings to you and your's this holiday season. :) Tammy

  11. This is just beautiful! I love the idea of a tree dedicated to my children's works of art! How perfect :) So special.

  12. I love a good kids memory tree!! So much fun to look at each little ornament every year and remember your kiddos when they were little guys!
    Yours is great!

  13. These are the Best trees! I love yours. It is so sweet and heartwarming. Have a wonderful weekend! Good luck with your shopping! Twyla

  14. Seems we all have a thing for our trees this year! Your is delightful!!! Stop by and help me name mine.. we are having a giveaway!!


  15. Your tree is beautiful sweet friend and made even more special because it is adorned with lovely treasures from your kids!

    Love and hugs,

  16. Lovely!
    The puzzle piece ornament is wonderful!
    Happy Holidays!

  17. oh that precious drawing of the snowman just melts my heart!!!!

  18. Hi Stefanie! Thank you for adding info about my giveaway to your sidebar! That was so sweet of you!


  19. I can relate. I hope you have a very special Christmas with your family this year.

    Take care,


  20. Hi Stefanie,

    I love your Christmas tree and all the ornaments. Also love the precious decorations your children have made ( they are the best)

    I wish many blessings for you during the holiday season and may bright and wonderful days follow.


  21. Oh my gosh Stephanie,

    We also have many of these ornaments, I have those little puzzle frames as well. These ornaments are a treasure and always make me smile!! Best of luck with your last minute shopping!! Wishing you and your family the best Christmas ever!! xOxO Nerina :)