Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Beginning

Hope Everyone had a fabulous Christmas we sure did we were spoiled rotten and so was our sweet girl. My favorite gifts included a maya wrap baby sling from my sweet husband, and a necklace with a heart charm since Carys means love in Welsh from my mother in law, but my special gift was that my father in law had taken his mother's pearl necklace and had it restrung for me. They are beautiful and mean the world to me.

Christmas Eve we held our annual after church appetizers and family gifts time at our house and it was extra special knowing it was the first of many Christmas Eve's to be spent in our home that we have been blessed with. While we had our family there we took advantage of the time and had them do something for us. We had the idea to have family members write prayers or letters to Baby Carys on her wall before we painted them and then we'd just paint over them and they'd be forever on her walls. So we did just that we handed each of our family members a pencil and asked them to write a prayer or message in the nursery. It was so special reading those messages and I can't wait until Carys is old enough for me to show her the pictures we took of the process. Then the day after Christmas we  began painting our sweet girl's room. The color is called Afternoon Delight by Valspar and we just love how bright and cheery green it is.










4 comments:

Lauren said...

What an amazing idea for messages to your daughter! Those prayers will surround her forever!

Lindsay said...

I love that idea! That is so special... glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas!

Melanie said...

That is such a wonderful idea!! Lots of special meaning..not only for you and hubby..but your precious baby girl!

christi said...

That is a fantastic idea! What a great way to hold fast to the history of her family and the anticipation of her arrival. Hope ya'll had a blessed Christmas and New year.