Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas tree challenge...

I'm taking Catherine's challenge and posting some pics of our tree. I just finished decorating it yesterday. I do the inside of the house and Joe does the outside.

As Catherine mentions on her post, it really is hard to get excited about decorating for Christmas while waiting for our little ones. During Christmas 2005, we were going to be home with Lauren in time to celebrate Christmas 2006 with her. Then when that didn't happen, we celebrated Christmas 2006 just knowing that was the last one without our daughter. Now, here we are with Christmas 2007 in a few weeks and again we just know we'll have her by this time next year. Do we REALLY know that for a fact....nope. Chances are, we will be...but I'm getting tired of saying "next year....".

Here's our tree...




and here's a few special ornaments we acquired during the wait...




Okay, now head over to Catherine's blog and let her know that you are taking her challenge too!

13 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

Looks great!!

Keep smilin!

Jacquie said...

I am confident this will be your last year without your baby. Next year, we'll be reeling you in on the gift buying for baby Lauren.

Catherine said...

Your tree is beautiful! Love all the Asian ornaments you have collected. So far I only have a Mulan ornament I purchased at Disney last Christmas. I'm going to keep my eyes open for another Asian one that I can add this year.

Praying this is the very last year you are celebrating Christmas without Lauren in your arms.

none said...

Donna,

I love your tree!!! The asian girl
is adorable!!!! Where did you find
her??? I cant wait to hear of your
referral!!!!!

Wishing you all the best!!!

Sindy ;-)

Scott & Kim said...

What a beautiful tree with such nice ornaments! I think this is your last Christmas without Lauren too... thank goodness, it is also a long wait for some of us waiting for Lauren too! We can't wait to see her precious picture next year.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love your tree...
You will have Lauren by next Christmas ...
Love the ladybug ornament.. that is adorable...
Have a Great Week.
Kim

Heather said...

It is hard, isn't it? Know that you aren't alone in this crazy wait...your tree looks beautiful!

Janet said...

Reeeeally pretty tree!!!!

Shannon said...

Beautiful tree. Don't you just love the glow?
I'm with you on the 'next year' quote...sigh...

Lisa and Tate said...

What a great collection you have of Asian inspired ornaments! Your tree looks so beautiful!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am afraid that this year... I am not in the omph for Christmas this year... Like your tree though...

Somewhere In The Sun said...

You have such beautiful ornaments! I got my first China one...I won a blog giveaway! :)

~Lynn

Alyson & Ford said...

Beautiful tree! We are still waiting with you.....

Alyson
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