Here are some pics of my tree and its ornaments.
Before you go further, I should mention that my tree is very "sincere". In "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown", Linus talks about needing to find a sincere pumpkin patch. Well, this is a very sincere Christmas Tree. None of the ornaments match, my 2-year-old has clumped many together, there is no ribbon or garland for fear of what Bubby might do with it, and there are many homemade ornaments, but it is full of love and memories.
This Snoopy ornament was given to me by a very dear friend. It is really small, which makes it even cuter.
I had a holiday party years ago when I still worked and a co-worker gave me this Santa. I LOVE the style of it.
I try to get ornaments when we go on vacation.
I decided that I love Old World style ornaments...so shiny and breakable. I have decided to treat myself to a new one every year. This is the one I bought this year...on sale at Michaels for less than $3. :) I wrote the year on the back.
This one was given to me by good friends last year...we were neighbors at the time. I just love this style ornament!
I got this one the year hubby and I got married....isn't it cute?
When MissyMiss was 2, my husband took her shopping for gifts for me. They chose this Lenox Snoopy and it is one of my absolute favorites. Now the two of them choose a day every year to go Christmas shopping together. I don't know what she chose me, but I do know they went to the quilt shop...yeah!
We all went to a craft fair a few weeks ago...MissyMiss surprised me by buying this ornament for me....I put it at the very top of the tree, so Bubby can't reach it. He has been removing all of the ornaments down low and then carrying them around, arranging them on the floor, loading them in his dump truck, etc. Ya gotta love 2 year old boys!
I bought this Mickey and Minnie one on my honeymoon...we went to Disney...it was my first time there!
This little bear is from my childhood. There are five little animals and they always bring me back to my childhood days. My mom used to line them up on a shelf.
Here is the tree...in all its glory. As you can see...it is very sincere. There is a large empty spot toward the bottom. Note to self: go look in Bubby's dump truck...
Here is MissyMiss. She and I decorated the tree while Bubby was napping...or at least in his bed. She did a great job helping and wanted to know the history of each ornament.
I get each of my kids a new one each year to reflect what they are into that year. This year MissyMiss got a cheerleader and Bubby got a handyman. I told them that when they move out, they will each have a nice set of ornaments to get them started.
This is a bit early....but I am doing a guest Friday fav!!
My friend, who I shall refer to as D-man, is a faithful reader of my blog. While he does not have a blog of his own, he likes to tell me each week what his Friday Fav would be. D-man has chosen.........
Peppermint Ice Cream!
Has anyone else tried it? I have just added it to my grovery list and shall report on what I think.