Oh, Christmas Tree...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We did it!  Jack's second Christmas was a fabulous success.  Gifts, pie, family time, cocktails, and happiness were shared by all.  I didn't take nearly enough pictures, but the ones I did take are stacking up to be shared. More to come; promise.

As I mentioned, we rocked it out with two trees at our house this year.  And while the kitchen tree featured our "hobbies," The Saints and Vegetables, the big tree in the living room was a hodge podge of ornaments that reflect our families, our childhoods, and our shared experiences as a family.  

Sure, I see Christmas trees that are symmetrical, themed, and pristine.  And I think they're cool.  And I have the fleeting thought that our tree should be like that.  And then I remember our cool ornaments and how personal they are, and I perish the thought of changing anything about how we decorate for Christmas.  Which is all about family, you know...

Cristy's handmade felt ornament, an homage to our new home state.

A gift from my mom, to commemorate the year we got married, and our first home.
Our rental house even had a red door!

Ornament handmade by my Grandma B. during the Great Depression.
Not even kidding.  Times were tough. Sequins and pins, people.
Handmade ceramic ornament from Jenny to honor
Pablo's first Christmas with us!

Our tree, 2011.

Pretty cool, huh?  I love it.  It's a reflection of us.  And, you know, as Type A as I am every.single.day of the year, I can go a little bit crazy on my Christmas tree.  

And no, I don't for a minute think that's really "going crazy."  

Just joshin' ya.  Hope your trees reflect who you are, too.
Heather  

2 comments:

  1. I love seeing your ornament round up! So glad you guys had a great Christmas and can't wait to see more pictures!

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  2. Our tree will always be eclectic with ornaments that are full of memories... no matchy-matchy for us! And personally, I think that's best!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree...

We did it!  Jack's second Christmas was a fabulous success.  Gifts, pie, family time, cocktails, and happiness were shared by all.  I didn't take nearly enough pictures, but the ones I did take are stacking up to be shared. More to come; promise.

As I mentioned, we rocked it out with two trees at our house this year.  And while the kitchen tree featured our "hobbies," The Saints and Vegetables, the big tree in the living room was a hodge podge of ornaments that reflect our families, our childhoods, and our shared experiences as a family.  

Sure, I see Christmas trees that are symmetrical, themed, and pristine.  And I think they're cool.  And I have the fleeting thought that our tree should be like that.  And then I remember our cool ornaments and how personal they are, and I perish the thought of changing anything about how we decorate for Christmas.  Which is all about family, you know...

Cristy's handmade felt ornament, an homage to our new home state.

A gift from my mom, to commemorate the year we got married, and our first home.
Our rental house even had a red door!

Ornament handmade by my Grandma B. during the Great Depression.
Not even kidding.  Times were tough. Sequins and pins, people.
Handmade ceramic ornament from Jenny to honor
Pablo's first Christmas with us!

Our tree, 2011.

Pretty cool, huh?  I love it.  It's a reflection of us.  And, you know, as Type A as I am every.single.day of the year, I can go a little bit crazy on my Christmas tree.  

And no, I don't for a minute think that's really "going crazy."  

Just joshin' ya.  Hope your trees reflect who you are, too.
Heather  

 
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