Sunday, December 12, 2010


So, I have a slight obsession with angels right now. It doesn't help that they are everywhere right now due to Christmas.

It started when we were shopping for a new kitchen table at, of all places, Pool City. I saw this window angel and I got an idea. We usually put candles in each window of the front of the house. I was debating doing it this year, especially since the nursery is in the front, so I would have to go in there and turn the candle on and of every night. No thanks. But, when I saw the lighted window angel, I knew what I had to do. I tried to find a pink one or all white one, but I could only find blue so I settled on it. And I put it in Adelyn's window. As soon as my neighbor saw it, she sent me a message on chat on Facebook. And she let me borrow her timer so I don't have to go in every night.

Then, while at breakfast with Santa last weekend, they had a backdrop or wooden display of little angels. So I made Sierra stand in front of it and took a million pictures, until one turned out. She was such a trooper. I wanted to use it on our Christmas card. It is my way of including Adelyn.

Then, I went to Ace Hardware to look for Christmas decorations (also the same day I actually bought the angel for the window). I hit the jackpot. They had silver angel ornaments that were engraved! I bought the ones that talked about Grandma for my mom and my mother-in-law. Then I bought 5 for me - and they were not cheap but I "needed" them. I want to do a tree for Adelyn - a pink tree that I saw - and fill it with ornaments for her. Here are the quotes that were on the angels:
"Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever."
"You will always have an angel to watch over you."
"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."
"God grand me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
"Sisters are angels that lift us to our feet when we have trouble remembering how to fly." I debated on this one, but it may be the only chance I get to buy sister stuff, so I got it. I'm certain Adelyn will lift Sierra up when she needs it. I also bought a rainbow ornament that day - couldn't resist.

Then, I went to Target and bought a bunch of wooden angel ornaments. I was looking for cheap ones that I could personalize. I'd love to get better ones, but I bought over 20 of them, so they couldn't be $10 each or I'd be broke! I am going to give one to everyone who has helped me - family, friends, neighbors, co-workers - to hang on their tree. On the back I will write "an angel watches over you. Adelyn Michaela 2010" I just hope I can write it nicely!

Thursday a friend from college came to visit me and brought us food. Her kids are 5 and 2 so they all played well together. Except for a little fighting over doll strollers and toy cell phones by the girls! She brought me a book called "My Little Angel" by Jennifer Fujita. She said she saw it and knew she had to buy it for Sierra. She also said it gave her chills. I had the same reaction. By far, the best gift we've received. Some excerpts "A little angel watches over everything I do.......She's always on the job. Wherever I go, whatever I do, my little angel keeps me safe. I'm really glad my angel's there whenever I feel sad...or scared......She calms me down. She cheers me up.......My little angel sees the good in everything, even a rainy day." And the part that chokes me up every time "And as I grow...I know my angel will be there. Because she's always watching over me." The book comes with a little angel too. I love it!

I also bought my mom and aunt angel charms for their Pandora bracelets. I had been planning to get my mom Adelyn's birthstone, but the angel seemed more appropriate.

Today I went back to Target to try to finish up some Christmas shopping. I wanted a shirt to wear on Christmas and came across a green one with an angel that says "Hope." So I got it. Then I found a ceramic plaque that says "may there always have an angel by your side." I bought it to hang in Sierra's room next to the cross she got when she was baptized that says "Jesus bless me as I grow. Bless all of me from head to toe."

The final thing to illustrate my angel obsession - I picked the angel stamps for our Christmas cards this year. Why not? I'm kind of at the point where I'm all about doing whatever makes me happy.

Oh - and if anyone sees a silver angel stocking holder anywhere, let me know. I bought Adelyn a stocking and I want to use an angel stocking holder for it. Trevor, Sierra, and I have snowflakes, which I got last year, but they are pretty darn appropriate aren't they? After all, snowflakes are angel kisses from above.


TanaLee Davis said...

Wow! I'm really impressed at how much angel stuff you found. Lately I see a lot of rainbow stuff..crazy huh?
Your neighbor was nice to let you barrow the timer. And what a cute little sierra you have.

Rhiannon said...

I love all of the angels! So pretty and so fitting. <3 I totally agree with doing whatever it takes to make you happy...what else can we do?? I hope that your holidays are as gentle as they can be. ((hugs))

KrystalK said...

Thats awesome Lisa! I love all the angel stuff you found! Made me cry reading about it all! I have become obsessive about stars since Stella passed. i made my entire tree all silver and blue w/ stars (i wanted silver & purple but hubby wouldnt have liked it) I cant wait to see the tree you decorate for Adelyn <3

Lisa said...

Krystal - I bought a pair of star earrings the other day and I totally thought of you and Stella :)

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