The Spirit of Christmas

I don't think I have ever appreciated a christmas tree more than I did this year! We actually hadn't bought a tree yet and were debating on whether we even should. Money has been tight and Matt has been working whatever is left of his hinder off :)
Well, a couple of nights ago a very generous couple of christmas angels delivered a beautiful christmas tree to our front door. What an amazing suprise!!!!!
We made Sunday a family day and decorated the tree, listened to christmas music, baked some cookies, and I even decided to make a delicious recipe that I had borrowed from Pam... cheesy chicken tortilla soup! It was a very special day and I thank everyone who added to it, from the bottom of my heart!!!!
the beautiful giving tree
Brody enjoying his new ornament from Grandpa GG,
with cookie in hand :)
Decorating the tree

and then of course Brody wanting to take all of the ornaments off the tree so that he can look at all of them again :)
Thank you mom and dad for your continuous love and generosity. What would we do without your sweet sweet souls.


Mom/Grammie P said...

Ohhh Cory, I am so proud of you and Matt (and Brody too) for hanging in there Sunday when it seemed like the Christmas supplies were not to be "found" and the day was slipping by, yet you forged on as a family and spun it into a wonderful book of memories. It goes to the strength and perseverance of your wonderful family of 3!
The story of the "Christmas tree" surprise made me cry, it is something you will ALWAYS remember. I am so proud of you for making the soup and planning and carrying out such a memorable "family time".
Love you guys,

Jme said...

I'm crying too. I was on the phone with you when you found your "surprise tree" at your front door. I'm so thankful for all the angels in our lives. :)
Love you! Glad you got to have such a wonderful day...it's important!

cassie said...

tears in my eyes, soooo glad that he christmas tradition of a tree found its way to your door. i love you so much!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful story Cory. It makes me believe even more in the magic of Christmas. The world really is full of some amazing angels. Cherish the magic in the air! :)

Nonnie said...

sounds like it was a very "yummy" day filled with good times to add to your Christmas memories.....i love seeing the wonder in brody's little eyes when looking at all the Christmas "stuff"....i hope you continue to have a wonderful season and i wish for you to be able to continue to hear that Christmas bell! :) ly

Simplicity Wins said...

It sounds like you had wonderful day with the two men in your life. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas full of peace and joy. You deserve it!

Mommy to a Tater Tot said...

Wow, how special. Totally have tears in my eyes. You gotta love parents huh? Cant wait till we can do fun things like that for Brodes and The Tater some day!

Vonda said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day during the holiday season! These emotional Blogs keeps me dehydrated!! This old "prune" is going to completely dry up!