September 21, 2012

Your Beautiful Trees!

Dear Carter,
Well, I just got back from a week's trip without your brother and sister.  I missed them soooo much, and couldn't wait to get back home to them.  I'd been looking forward to this trip for a very long time, and now that it's over, I feel like it's time to get into tree making mode.  I've got lots of posts scheduled about the trip and all of the goings-on of our family, but for today I felt like it was appropriate to announce the themes for your trees this year.
This year we are making TWO trees in memory of you.  For the "Team Carter" tree we decided to enter into the large tree category for the very first time.  This means that not only do we have to decorate a larger tree, but we also have a larger area under the tree to work with.  It took us a little bit of time to come up with a theme, but I think that we've finally nailed it (even though Daddy came up with this name last year!).  Before I give away the theme, I have to say that we got this HUGE box in the mail today that was donated to us by Under Armour.  We have been loving the Under Armour stuff because it is something that reminds us of you. Remember, you used to wear your Under Armour headband to hold your hearing aid in place.
I couldn't believe how much stuff was in the box, and feel very humbled by their generosity.  Just look at all of this stuff!!!
 So at first we thought that we could somehow work our way around the Under Armour saying which is Protect This House, but that didn't quite work. So we decided to go with the title
 "Small But Mighty" 
because, well, you were small but mighty in our eyes.  Our theme this year is going to be elves and the North Pole.  I can't wait to show you how we're going to incorporate all of this Under Armour stuff into the tree.  It's going to be amazing!!

Now, your brother and sister decided to step up to a larger five foot tree.  Since we have had so many encounters with birds lately (once again I'm a bad blogger and need to update on this), they have decided to go ahead and do a tree in the theme of birds.  The title of their tree will be:
"Don't Worry About A Thing"
They are thinking of doing it in something similar to this:
 I hope that you like our ideas for your trees.  The only thing that matters is that we make you proud with them, and I truly think that we will.  We love you so much our little sweetie, and miss you more than anything.

Team Carter has a lot going on right now.  If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the iPad raffle, you can click on this link right here: iPad Raffle
We will be actually holding the drawing on September 29th at the Operation Smile 5K when a lot of Team Carter will be present.  Thank you so much to those who have already donated...we appreciate your generosity!!

1 comment:

Kimberly Krey said...

The themes are beautiful, and meaningful, and they will be entirely too adorable for anyone to resist! Plus, Carter will absolutely LOVE them! The birds are not only fun and colorful, but they're also trending right now, so that's perfect. The elves & the North Pole will be a blast. So proud of you guys and everything you do for Team Carter! Can't wait to see the trees! Let us know if you need any help. Love you!