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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ornament Exchange....

I have to tell you all, I have been so excited these last few days. The mail comes and I love to open cards. The UPS guy delivers packages and it makes me think we are getting closer and closer to Christmas! Well, I got something very special in the mail this week. It was my ornament from the ornament exchange that I participated in with Shannon and Karen.





Both lovely ladies put this together and I knew I had to join in the fun. The best part is that they paired we with someone great. Her name is Jamie and she is from From High Heels to Sneakers. We have so much in common it is actually scary. I think that is why we were partnered together. Her hubby's name is Chris, just like mine. She has two boys, just like me. And their names are Christopher and Antonio, similar to my Christopher and Anthony. I got to know her a bit these last two weeks and I am looking forward to learning more about her and her family. Anyway, here is the beautiful ornament that she sent me.
The packaging is beautiful....

It is so festive.....

And just perfect for the boys' Christmas picture!

Yes, we finally put up our tree last night. Better late than never : ) And it is still missing the Angel topper (so stop judging me). The tree was too tall so the hubs needs to cut the top a bit. It is worth the wait just for the smell....


Thanks to Shannon and Karen for a fun time....



13 comments:

Shannon said...

Yay, your tree is UP! I love what Jamie picked out for you! It is beautiful and the packing is almost as pretty as the ornament! So glad you joined us! I can't wait to cohost again next year! Have a great Thursday!

Joni said...

oh i love this one. i missed the ornament exchange this year but I am on board next year!

Day 2 Day Living said...

I love that ornament! I did an exchange a few years back and got an awesome little thing from Australia. I'll have to put up a pic on my blog some day soon.

Adrienne said...

wow that is so weird that you two are so much a like. very cute tree.

Jackie said...

Following via the ornament exchange! That is the coolest idea! Love it!
Jackie
www.mommyinthebaking.com

Big Fat Gini said...

How cute! And so much fun, too!

Our twins club did an ornament exchange for our December meeting, but you were allowed to steal a gift if you liked it. Would you believe my ornaments were stolen four times?! I did end up with my original, thanks to a sweet friend who got it back for me and traded...but it was a lot of fun!

Love your tree! So pretty!

LeeAnn said...

Oh yay...so I wasn't alone with being super late on my tree! :-) You don't have to worry about any judging from me. Ours is up, but it still isn't decorated. haha

That ornament is very pertty and the picture is adorable.

And btw (just in case you care) I cannot stand the smell of pine! Blech. Someone gave us a beautiful fresh wreath one year and I had to put it outside. :-( Your tree is very pretty, though...even though it stinks. haha

Carol said...

LeeAnn's comment cracked me up!

The ornament Xchange is a great idea. The one you received is lovely and the boys' photo looks great in it.

I don't have an angel on top of my tree either...the cake topper from my wedding sits there...LOL.

1Ne PRouD MaMa said...

Oh Yay! Glad you got your tree up and I love the photo you picked for the ornament. The boys are cute! This was so much fun! I can't wait to do it again next year.

Jumping Jack said...

I love your ornament! That's a cute picture of your boys! And YAY for getting your tree up! I was way behind getting ours up this year too. Oh well, at least we're all caught up now!

Katie Jones said...

xomg I looooove Pier One! I'm visiting you from the exchange btw :)

Mama K said...

That is CRAZY how much y'all have in common!! Your boys are adorable :)

AllieMakes! said...

The tree is LOVELY! We haven't had a real tree in so long! I nearly forgot how it really smells! My father always insists on one when we are in PA... It's been so long since we have been there tho!