I wear my bracelet often, and had a few charms in my jewelry box waiting to add to another bracelet, as mine was full.I recieved a charm for my birthday, representing my anniversary, and this sparked a thought that maybe you could buy them online. sure enough.... I found some good sites that I purchased from with some birthday money generously given by my friends at work. I found italiancharms.com, and most of theirs are $1.95, and a bit more expensive, but Pugster.com had buy 2 get one free last week, and coolcharms has quite a big selection,and you can order custom charms like my Jackson 4/15/07.
I rearranged the charms that I had, and my bracelets are, one - mostly me, and my likes, and my Russell. Then I put in succession on the second, a story of my kids, there are more than my bracelet can hold, so I need a 3rd bracelet still. I was hoping pictures would be clear, but alas... no such luck...
So imagine with me, the bolded titles are what I have for each kiddo, and more to come!
First Garen - missionary in Wisconsin- shape of the state, drum set charm
Randi - mission in Idaho, she loves to travel and collects globes, my first volleyball player (4 to follow), she and Heidi's favorite flower - yellow tulips
Heidi (yellow tulip 2), married her golfer Matt, they created my baby Jackson 4/15/07, live in Colorado.
Brendon served in the Philippines,my boy who learned to sail(boat), married his marathon girl, Stephanie, they are now on an ADVNTURE in Missouri, so he can wear a stethascope and become a Dr. Brendon is a surfer with Grant, and his dad.
Grant served in Brazil, married his Ballerina, Julia,in the San Diego Temple,
Jordan , who drives a baja bug, returned from the land of Lighthouses, serving in North Carolina, and married his Breana, who loves to read books.
Cody, our gaming nerd on the computer, is serving in Honduras,
Skyler is our Skater and loves his skateboard, and is a dirt bike rider!
So the bracelet is already too big, and I am not sure how to divide it up, but it has been fun to look down this week and think of my amazing kids, their wonderful choices, and talents, and our 5 new family members because of it all.....