Thursday, December 23, 2010

O Christmas tree...

Decorating the Christmas tree is something that the girls and I look forward to doing to kick off the Holiday season. We love getting out all the ornaments and remembering the stories behind them. Some are new, some are old, some are homemade, some are boughten, and all are a treasure beyond compare.
Kathy & I made this cinnamon ornament together which is a tracing of Abby's tiny little 2 1/2 year old hand-print 11 years ago. It was a bright spot in a very dark year for me & reminds me that things always get better.
This ornament makes me smile to remember the story behind it. Abby's godparents are the BEST ever!
This beautiful flying fairy melts my heart. It is the last ornament I received from my Grandpa Rudy and always makes me think of both of my grandparents.

Nephew Nixin, was so excited to give this Santa key to his Uncle Steve last year. I still remember the joy and excitement on his face as Steve opened the ornament.

Another beautiful creation from one of my besties in an annual ornament exchange. So many ornaments, so many wonderful memories... our Christmas tree is priceless.


Heather said...

I love that each ornament holds a special memory! What a treasure to have special connections to those you love through your Christmas tree. Love it!

the mom~ said...

We do the same thing with our kinda takes awhile to decorate because of that but I LOVE IT!
Merry Christmas to your family!

Lori said...

I love looking at our ornaments every year. It really brings that sense of family and friends into each new Christmas season. I love that we have this in common.