Thursday, December 17, 2009

A few Christmas additions, Mel's Show & Tell

Lots to share today for Show and Tell.

First, Meet Charlotte, our adorable rescue puppy.
She is a black lab mix who took no time at all getting comfortable in our house.
Here is a picture of Charlotte resting on my foot as I type.

Overall, Charlotte has been a true blessing,
although today I did dub her "Charley and Me" when she did this to my rug.

Honestly though, who could stay mad at this face?

The vet told me that Charlotte must have had a litter in the past, because her underside shows some signs. I guess that's part of the reason I am so forgiving of sweet little Charlotte. She is a babylost in her own way.

As I blogged about earlier this week, I finally finished the Peyton tree.

The tree really shines beautifully,
I don't know why it isn't showing so well in this picture.

Here are some of Peyton's ornaments from her tree.


The "bless this baby" ornament that I had talked about during my first giveaway. Speaking of giveaways, tomorrow is my "25 days of giveaways" day, so be sure to check back and see what I am offering.

The purple and pink ornaments seen throughout the tree, like the one above,
 and the berries, like those pictured below,
 were from last year's grave blanket.

This picture is not too great, but this ornament holds a picture of the three of us the first time I held Peyton.

And a beautiful ornament from my Aunt...

As well as one that a good family friend gave last year. It reads "our little angel."

To see what others are showing and telling, click here.


  1. It's a beautiful tree. Such beautiful ornaments.

    And, of course, I am a sucker for a sweet doggy face. She's so pretty. I cracked up at "Charley and Me." I've got my own little rascally rescue dog here.

  2. Hello! Just wanted to day that I love the tree that you decorated. Very pretty and festive. I also wanted to say that I love the name of your dog. CHARLOTTE... lol I guess you could say that I have my reasons...! haha

    She is cute! Have a blessed Christmas!

  3. The tree is beautiful and Charlotte i just too cute.

  4. Peyton's tree is precious and so are all her ornaments. I love that you framed the picture of the three of you in an ornament. So sweet.


  5. Your rescue dog is so cute! I think it is wonderful that you gave Charlotte a loving home. I just love the ornament that reads "our little angel" and the tree is lovely.

  6. I love the music that's playing as I "meet" Charlotte and look at the beautiful ornaments that commemorate Payton.

    I like the tree. It's got personality.

  7. Kristin it's so painfully beautiful. How crappy that we as mothers have to resort to ornaments on our tree for our babies instead of presents under the tree. I picked up this years memorial ornament for Calvin today and it's left me a little sad and embittered. Our children should be here with us physically instead of in spirit...Nonetheless, Peyton's tree is gorgeous, you do such sweet things in her memory. Hugging you

  8. I love your ornaments, a perfect blog post for what I just posted on mine. I am having such a hard time finding the 'perfect one' but maybe if I had a tree just for Nolan it would be perfect.

  9. I love Peyton's tree. I think it looks so beautiful. I wanted to let you know that tomorrow I am changing the URL of my blog. I will be changing it to
    I'm changing it because certain paople read my blog that I don't think should be reading it, because of the content. Just thought you might still want to follow!

  10. Sorry :p

  11. Peyton's tree is so beautiful and if I didn't know better, I would think you had stolen my Selah and renamed her Charlotte!

  12. Love the tree Always a Mama.

    It is beautiful and reflects your soul.

    I was bummed Mel didn't have a Show and Tell this week.

    Run to my blog and laugh, girly. I am a People of Walmart and I give tribute to you.

    hugs and love and blessings 2 u and ur fam.

  13. Peyton's tree is absolutely beautiful. I have the same problem with my dog. She can be so naughty but it is impossible to stay mad.

  14. Charley and Me! :) Charlotte is adorable.

    I love your little Peyton tree. I bet Peyton loves it, too.

  15. I love your tree, especially Peyton's ornaments.

  16. I like the tree and the ornaments on it for Peyton. I bet Charlotte can keep you on your toes at times!