Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ornament Exchange

This is our first year with a tree, so we had to get quite a few ornaments to fill it up. I like a tree that is sentimental but still flows. No, most of our ornaments don't mean anything, but I'm sure over the years several will.

Last Thursday was one of the best days I have had in a while. Not to be a downer, but with moving and trying to fit into a new town it can get lonely and draining.  I've been spoiled most my life with amazing friends and well, I don't live in the same town with well any of them. Yes, we are starting to build relationships here, but it is a slow process. For now, I am enjoying my sweet family, but I do crave Christmas parties with friends.

Anyways, I signed up for the ornament exchange over at Macky Madness and The Smitten Mintons. At first, I just thought this would be a fun way to get some new/different/fun ornaments for our tree, but little did I know how awesome my exchange buddy would be. I signed up for the exchange after seeing it on Leisha's blog and guess who became my buddy...yep Leisha.  There were tons of people participating, but I think our first names brought us together and I'm sure glad they did!  She sent me not one but three awesome ornaments. 

ONE... a cute little penguin! Too adorable.  If I ever put anything lit up in my yard it will be a penguin, but I am holding out until I find the cutest one!

TWO...she sent Ellison a sock monkey.  She loved it!  Sorry for the video being sideways.  Just turn your head to the left and enjoy :). favorite.  She made a homemade photo ornament of our family, and I love it.  My favorite for sure, and this will be on our tree for years to come. 
Thank you for these sweet ornaments.  The thought behind them means more than you can possibly imagine.  The Lord knows what we need even if it comes in the form of an ornament.  I love the fact that even though we are what seems in the middle of nowhere, we have amazing friends that care and love us.  We miss you, Texans, Raleighins, and Statesvillians, especially this time of the year!  So in short, Thursday was awesome, and you made my day with an ornament! I was in such a good mood that I went and got a chocolate milkshake.  Shhhh it is our secret!  I just LOVE Christmas!  Check back later, maybe tonight, for the rest of the Christmas decor around our house!

Check out the snowman I sent her here.


  1. I still cannot believe y'all were paired up! I actually paired people up by picking numbers out of a bowl, so it was completely random!

    Those ornaments are so sweet! I love the homemade one! Thanks so much for participating!!

    PS- My husband and I just moved across the country, so I totally know what it's like trying to make new friends....thank goodness for blog friends! :)

  2. Those ornaments are so sweet and thoughtful!! How wonderful. Sorry you're in a new area; I'm sure it can be tough. Your little one is a doll!

  3. I can't believe is was truly random! Thats crazy! And yes, love me some blog buddies!

  4. Aww this post is so sweet!!

    I LOVE the video of Ellison!! She's so adorable. :)

    So glad the ornaments came at the perfect time. I'm grateful that we were paired together! (And so crazy that it was random!)