Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Our Family Tree


Our Christmas tree holds some of my most prized possessions: ornaments. Over the years, Christopher and I have picked out a special ornament for every year we've been married. We bought our first ornament while on our honeymoon at Disney World, and our second on a trip to Bronners Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI (it's a family portrait with our kitty, Ulia, of course.)

These ornaments aren't expensive or fancy by any means, but they each hold a special memory, a moment shared between the two of us. They make me smile every time I look at them, nestled in our tree, surrounded by glowing lights and glittery bulbs.


This year, we added a very special ornament to our tree, and I have a very special announcement to go along with it. Our family tree is growing -- we're having a baby!! We are over the moon with happiness over this little one and so thrilled to be starting this new adventure together. Little Baby Ross, due May 2013.


So, from our growing family to yours, Merry Christmas. I hope you spend it surrounded by love and happiness. See you in 2013!

12 comments:

Kate said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! So excited for you guys!! So glad that all this bottled up happiness can finally be celebrated - you two will be the best parents in the world... ahhh!! Babies!! I cannot WAIT to see more as your journey progresses and I wish you both a very merry Christmas! xo

Keitha said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

Carrie said...

Ah! You guys look great! Congratulations and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
We also have an ornament tradition. I really look forward to picking them out each year :)

Congrats again on your growing family! <3

Liz Tubman said...

Congratulations on your big news - how exciting!! :)

Amber Kreider said...

This is so exciting! I hope you continue to blog all the crazy fun that comes with being a mom!

Sharon Telschow said...

Hip hip hooray! What a very special way to commemorate your family growing. So so very special. You two will be marvelous parents - what a lucky babe.

Cal said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your husband! What a wonderful Christmas this must have been :)

Dawnielle said...

Just found your beautiful blog from A Pair of Pears. Now following on BlogLovin'. My husband and I do a new ornament each year too. It's such a great tradition. I love unpacking them each year and seeing how far we've come.

Leslie Fairman said...

yay! baby ross! congrats!!!!!

Latrina said...

So cute, you two! And your tree is gorgeous, reminds me a lot of my tree whenever my husband and I moved into our first place. :)

I love the tradition of buying an ornament every year. It's something I wish I would have started ages ago!

Benlovesting said...

Lovely blog!x

Tang said...

Oh my!!! Congratulations you two!!! Can't wait to see the little bundle!