Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Hodge Podge Christmas Tree of Memories

I sometimes feel a bit envious when I see photographs of Christmas trees where everything matches perfectly or fits some sort of cute theme.  But every year when I decorate my own Christmas tree, I fall in love with it all over again. 

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Almost every ornament on our tree has a memory attached to it.  A story that goes with it.  This is probably why decorating the tree can take me quite a while.  I like to take my time with my memories.

We have first Christmases…

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…and a first Christmas as a married couple.

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We also try to pick up ornaments when we go sightseeing.

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Jarrod and I picked this next one up on our second date.

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The next ornament is our favorite find while out sightseeing.

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So where did we find this cute Aggie ornament?  Well, not in College Station, Texas.  No, we found this jewel at a cloisonné factory on our trip to China!  Talk about a diamond in the rough!

Jarrod and I loved our time living on Guam.  We’ll be able to show our kids exactly where we lived thanks to this ornament.

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We also have ornaments from both of the sea commands Jarrod has been attached to.

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When my brother and I were younger, my mom used to make us ornaments every year.  This is one of my favorites of the ones that she made me.

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Jarrod is a wee bit of a Star Wars nerd, and to most of his childhood friends, he is still known as “Chewy.” 

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I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with these ornaments. 

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Holy moly do these things shed glitter!  Once I finish putting up the 10 or so snow babies that I have, I’ve got glitter all over the floor, on my hands, in my hair….  But they’re so darn cute!  And I have the wonderful memory of painting these with my Aunt Carol’s help nearly 15 years ago.

I laugh every time I pull this one out of the box.  I’m not quite sure how the ornament has survived as long as it has without getting tossed in the trash (by my parents when it hung on their tree or by me now that it hangs on our tree). 

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I may be sixty years old and still have a third grade honor roll ornament on my tree! 

And, of course, there is always the reason for the season.

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So in putting this post together, I realized that our Christmas tree does have a theme to it – a memories theme!

This post is linked to: Christmas Tree Linky Party @ Thrifty Décor Chick

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