Monday, December 15, 2008
On the third day of Christmas, tradition gave to me:
Three joyful stockings
I bought these three stockings while I was pregnant with Bria. She was born in October, so I am pretty sure I bought them when Christmas merchandise first showed its face in the store aisles. I thought they were adorable. And then I bought the JOY stocking hangers on the day after Thanksgiving. I remember being so thrilled to find them at Target because I had been lusting over similar ones in the Pottery Barn Catalog that were way beyond my meager budget.
I still love these stockings, but I sure wish I had had the foresight to buy 5 or 6 of them instead of three. It worked for a while, but I have never updated the darn stockings, because I need them to match. Every year I look for something that might work, and I suppose I am just too picky, because I never succeed.
When Chloe came along, Joel and I just shared a stocking. When Sophia appeared, Joel and I just dispensed with having a stocking altogether. (Actually, we have some ugly ones that we fill for each other on Christmas morning, but they don't get to be displayed. They're ugly.)
I think this is the last year that these particular stockings will be used. I saw some that I fell in love with, and I think they'll be easy to make. So, I'll do that for next year. Maybe. If I even remember. Perhaps I should start now.
And I might even be able to find some stocking hangers that say PEACE, too. We shall see.
And, I have a winner for the candle giveaway! No pictures of the drawing this time, so you'll just have to trust me that Annette from Four Girls and a Burly Man is the winner! Congratulations Annette!