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Packing up the HEART of Christmas


Before Christmas is oh but a memory, I had to take a moment and share with all of you what my hubby made for all of us this year.  Before I show them to you, I need to give you a bit of history to make this more meaningful.  Ornaments in our home are the most sacred thing we own. I know I have mentioned in previous posts that they are in fact the very first item on our Hurricane Evacuation list.  Each ornament has it’s own box and is labeled by year and whom it is from, and is not stored in the attic but in our bedroom.  So with that said, for the last 20 years exchanging ornaments has been our family tradition, and we very recently have tried to see if we can out do one another.  This year I was bragging that my ornament to my hubby was going to be the best one by far, boy did I speak to soon.  My hubby made each one of the following ornaments out of clay. ❤  He didn’t make one…NOOOO he had to make 2 for each one of us!  LOL

This first one is for Ty…if you knew him, he’s so very passionate about all types of music, is constantly conducting with his hands,

 would rather wear a tie than anything else, and was accepted into FSU for music.

He was completely touched when he opened this one…. as was I, and we both cried!


This one is for Hubby himself…he loves to work in his shed and carves wood like a pro!

I don’t know if you can tell but the wood he is holding spells snowman.


The next one is also for hubby and it’s a replica of him in the classroom…teaching ART.

Love his collared shirt!


Next, you have me sitting in my favorite place of all…behind my computer…

isn’t the keyboard and trackpad amazing!


The next one I literally cried when I opened it…it’s me showing off to hubby the cards I just made.

After I opened it….Dave said, “You always come in and show me two cards and ask me to pick which one I like best…..

So I had to make two of them.”

Look closely… one of them has glitter and a piece of string actually tied in a bow!

Can you believe it!


This last one is for Ty…he is a true Apple fan inside and out and has an apple laptop, iPod and iPad

and is currently saving for an iMac.

 The laptop opens up!


Now if that wasn’t enough….our son decided to make something himself.  Sniff sniff!

He snuck inside Dad’s shed while we were still at work before Christmas break.

The tag of the Christmas gift he gave me read:

To: A Mother so Precious

From:  A Son yearning for more time with her.

Inside the snowmen he made a clock face to represent his wish.

Dads read:

To: My Dear Father

From: A son wishing for more time with him.


I know I don’t need to tell you that I cried AGAIN!

This Holiday Season was wonderful and will be very tough to beat!

So as I pack up my HEART this Christmas, and with my son already back at college,

I can look back at this year and remember the special moments we had!

Thanks for sticking with me for this long post!

Oh yeah you are probably curious about the ornament I bought for hubby…… well ….I didn’t win as I had hoped

and I have declared a distant 3rd place this year.

Here it is:


Isn’t he the cutest thing you have ever seen?  My hubby LOVED it!  He is such a softy!

Here are a couple of photos showing our reactions to the gifts:





I will be back tomorrow with a card…cause I actually played in the studio today!

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5 thoughts on “Packing up the HEART of Christmas

  1. Absolutely wonderful, and I know which you you are laughing at!

  2. And btw, you should probably make 2!

  3. Nancy, Ornaments are an important part of our holidays,too. We’ve been collecting as long as we’ve been married, but the three of you make us look like rank amateurs. Your talents and creativity are an inspiration. Those snowmen are incredible!

  4. Nancy, I am SO happy that you all had such a wonderful Christmas. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. What special gifts. Wow…..I am touched myself reading every word of it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. ♥

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