Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas to Me...

is all about FAMILY! I love that we can all just be together...and celebrate Christ's birth. We are blessed with a wonderful wonderful family! I couldn't have asked for a better husband, kids, parents, and in-laws! LIFE IS GOOD!


And this year...we were blessed with my mom's good health after battling breast cancer this summer...Grandma's good reports from her brain tumor...and a healthy baby boy! Plus unbelievable success of Kate's Kart...a new healthy little cousin...and Grandma's marriage to Ted. 2009 has been a good year!
But...even amidst all the blessings this year...there is still that void...Oh how we miss Grandpa and Kate this time of year!
So...in honor of Pampa...a box of doughnuts will always be on our counter during Christmas. Every single time he would come and visit Seth...Pampa would take him to get doughnuts. I always have that fond memory, whenever we left Grandma & Pampa here with Seth and Kate...we would come home to find a box of doughnuts on the counter! I asked Seth what that box reminded him of...and he right away said: "Pampa" So...here's to you Pampa~

And...in honor of our sweet Kate...our special Angel Tree will always be lit...and each year, she'll get a new angel ornament in her stocking. We wish more than anything we would have a little 3 year old red-headed little girl to celebrate with...but we know...you are having the best Christmas in heaven. But until we join you...your little angel tree will be lit...and all will know of our special little angel who blessed us for 18 wonderful months!

3 comments:

The Saunders Family said...

special times...you brought tears to my eyes...glad that you can see goodness in the midst of pain.

The Portas said...

It looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas and I am so happy about that. I absolutely love Kate's angel tree. What a great (and beautiful) idea!!

Merry Christmas! xo

Kathy said...

You guys did have a wonderful Christmas! So many things happened this year.
LOVE the doughnuts...
and the angel tree...
it's just perfect Krista. Hug those boys tight for me!
kathy