12/03/2008

Wish you were here!














































One of my favorite traditions for the past 10 years has been to either go to, or host an ornament exchange. I am feeling a bit out of sorts this year that I don't have one to look forward to. It doesn't feel like the Christmas season begins until after the ornament exchange. One of my favorite feelings at Christmas time is looking around the room and being surrounded by women that I love and respect. This year is a little different and I am wanting to let myself just be sad. But instead, what I am going to try to do is look at all those ornaments and memories that are on my tree and think of each one of you that gave them to me. Thank you for your friendship and know that I am thinking of you!

5 comments :

Amy said...

I was talking to Tina yesterday and she was saying again how much she was missing the ornament exchange. I'm missing it too and being on track break without you guys isn't so much fun. I'll have to find homes for the Santa's I bought last Jan. :) Invite some neighbors over for a Christmas lunch and card addressing party or something. It could be like an audition for next years ornament exchange.

chris jenkins said...

i was just thinking about the different ornaments as were pulling them out this year to decorate the tree. i will definitely miss it. i also miss the christmas progressive dinners. i guess i just miss being around other good women too around the holidays. you'll get something going with your new friends and new ward by next year. i just want to thank you for those good times. I will miss the many gatherings that occured at your house - book club, ornament exchange, baby showers, etc.

Sarah said...

We just busted out all the ornaments today and Mikayla kept asking me who gave me this one? or that one? It was sad that I don't have an ornament exchange to go to this year! I love that I have so many different ones. I was thinking of you too! Thanks for always hosting it. You are a great party thrower! And for the record I still miss that we aren't VT companions anymore! It was so much easier to go when you were my comp! You're a great example. I don't think I'll ever think about Vting without thinking of you!

Web said...

Your ears must be burning! :-) We were just talking about how we miss you and the ornament exchange last night at FHC. I too was feeling a little blue when we put up the tree this year and Cole and I were going through all the ornaments...and I thought about your wonderful tradition you included me in. Thank you. Your home has always been a place I've felt such peace and love.

Web said...

By the way, Web was me...Barb Childs