Monday, January 7, 2008

More Homemade Heartfelt Happiness

The only tears that were shed this Christmas sprang forth from the precious words Mathiang wrote to Mom and Dad in their card. He always writes from his heart, and his words are filled with love and passion. Mom and Dad were both deeply touched by his heartfelt words. They were both teary-eyed.

Weston worked so hard on this ornament for Mathiang. This year, we gave Mathiang a few ornaments b/c we also gave him pre-lit Christmas tree for his apartment. I'm sure he was wondering about all of his ornaments...we didn't let him know about the tree until his scavenger hunt for the last gift! He also received a homemade ornament from me..."Mom"

Mom and Dad were excited to open their handmade ornament I made for the family. It has EVERYONE'S name on it - including Mathiang. There are twenty people in our family!
Mom and Dad were also thrilled with the scrapbook I made of our Trail West trip. I've decided that is something I can do quickly and easily on Snapfish! It was so much fun putting it together, and it was fun for me to remember all of the fun we had this summer in Colorado!

Mason waited with great anticipation for Reid to open the special gift he had done for Reid! Mason painted a REAL nutcracker! Mason even took cotton balls to make hair and eyebrows! Very cute! Reid also received some pecans "in the shell" so he could try it out!

Franklin worked so hard on this beautiful Nutcracker for Mathiang. It was a Christmas gift from Aunt Kaye that he immediately started on, so he could give it at Christmas! It was so sweet that he wanted to give something so special to Mathiang.
Mason burned a special verse for Mathiang, "I thank God upon every remembrance of you." Philippians 1:3. Very special!
Franklin painted something for his Grandmama as well. Can you tell Franklin loves to paint? He worked hard to give away some very special gifts this year! There is nothing better than a homemade present under the tree!

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