Sunday, December 28, 2008

made with love

Our Christmas is filled with lots of love. Every where we go, we are surrounded by the joy and magic of the season. One of the biggest signs of love, is our Christmas

These stockings were hand made by our family friend, Mrs. Faith Johnson. The tradition began when our first child was born. She hand knit the stocking for a gift, and with the birth of each child, we received another stocking. We cherish these stockings, and the kids love to hang them from the mantle.

On Christmas morning, the stockings are always the first presents we open. While Mom and Dad enjoy their coffee, the kids take turns one at a time, opening their stocking gifts. This is so much fun, and I hope we continue the stocking tradition when the kids are all grown and have families of their own.


Latharia said...

Oh, Dawn, love the photo, but the story behind the stockings is truly the keepsake! I am so glad you were able to get this page into your journal!! :D

crazierinreallife said...

that is a labor of love on your friends part. How sweet. I love that picture. It is totally what Christmas should look like!

Johnna said...

What a fabulous layout - love this story!! What a beautiful photo, too.

Diane said...

Darling story!