We have a tradition in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household. Each year, we go shopping and the kids get to pick out an ornament for the tree. Over the years, we've lost a couple of ornaments here and there, but those that remain tell a tale of our family as it's grown over the years.
Whether it's the first ornament the little old lady made for us, or the baby's first ornaments we bought when we first found out we were expecting, decorating the tree is very sentimental to me. I carefully take each ornament out of the box and bore my kids with a story of each one. Oh, hunty the tears flow especially when it gets to the ornament with our first family photo. Flood of tears that garners "Mommy, are you okay" followed by hugs as I tell each child how much I love them. You'd think it'd get less sentimental with each passing year, but it's funny each year I reflect on how much the kids have grown and how much our family has changed.
This year is special because we welcomed a brand new baby girl to the family. The little old lady has a cousin! Woohoo!!! She's surrounded by boys and so the new baby is a joy to behold. Our beautiful princess arrived in September and she has stolen our hearts. Her mommy posts pics of her constantly so we get to see little miss changing day by day. That's why I think she'll enjoy the Remember When memory keeping album selection from Hallmark.
I received the album featured above and LOVE it! The cover states "Along came this little miracle and no day was ever ordinary again" So true... so very true isn't it? My three boys and an old lady have changed my life in so many ways. They've given me courage I never had before. They've shown a love I never thought imaginable. Parenthood is absolutely amazing and I am happy to welcome my "niece" to the MommyHood!
To celebrate, I've partnered with Hallmark and we are giving away a wonderful prize pack containing a Remember When memory keeping album and two baby photo frames.
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One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog reader will win a fab prize pack courtesy of Hallmark. Giveaway ends 12/13/15. Good luck!
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