Friday, November 25, 2005

A tree full of memories

Last night Kevin and I put our Christmas tree up. We've never put the tree up so early, but then, we've never been home for Thanksgiving either. We played Christmas music for the first time this year, and sang along. :D

Our Christmas ornaments are not beautifully coordinated by color or theme. Rather, they are each a memory. We have a few from Kevin's childhood, and a few from mine. One of my favorites is a little stuffed lion from my K-2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Neumann.

Another one that holds special memories is the ceramic candle ornament that my great-grandma made for me.

Each year, for many years, my grandparents (my mom's parents) have given me an ornament. Since we've been married, they give Kevin an orament each year too. That means we have 5 baseball players on our tree. :)

Each year as I unwrap the ornaments, I am reminded of the circumstances of when I received them. I have many happy memories hanging on my Christmas tree!


Nikki said...

aww, that is neat!! Mom and I are putting up my tree on Monday!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's so nice! Now I want to see ALL your ornaments and here a story about them! LOL
I only use special ornaments that have meaning to us too.

tkrimms said...

I love putting up the tree. We decorated our yesterday. Each Thanksgiving, after dinner, my mother in law has an ornament she picked out for each person. It's a great tradition!

Holly said...

Awwww! We haven't gotten our tree yet, but hopefully we will this week! I haven't helped decorate our tree for three years now, so I'm looking forward to the "mad dash"!:-) YOU know how it goes!!! We are actually talking about getting two trees this year because our living room is so long and we have so many ornaments. It's going to be fun!!!!

Lisa said...

When I was little, my mom would set us down and we'd each make one ornament from the same theme. Each year the ornaments would be different, so they are all completely unique. I love looking at them. I think "this was Brian's - I made this one - this was mom." Very special. I like that you have the same sentimentality.