|William's letter tube. We keep all their letters from years past in this tube! I loved looking back at the letters and pictures that have been shared through the years.|
Our Christmas tree is not one you would see in a catalog. It's not color coordinated and beautified with feathers, ribbon, and vintage glass ornaments. No, our tree is actually a bit random. I would describe it as a misfit tree... definitely a personality of it's own... with each characteristic being special and unique.
Some trees are beautiful but after you have looked at them for 2 minutes you have seen everything there is to see, not our tree. No, our tree is one you can look at for an entire month and still see something new and special each day. It's a tree that hold so many memories on it's fake polyester branches that I get sentimental goose bumps each time I pass by.
Each year our tree gets a new set of ornaments. They don't replace the old but to add to the story they tell. The funny memories they represent, the happiness that is felt on the night each ornament is hand picked and carefully carried home and added to the collection of memories that already find refuge in it's branches.
|Cade's choice this year... He is our animal lover!|
|Brennan likes the sparkle ornaments.|
|Wreck'em Tech... Michael's pick.|
This is as close to vintage as we get... ornaments from Michael's Kindergarten school crafts 1985, and my Kindergarten school craft 1987.
Some of my Favorites!!
Because without the cross, you can't really appreciate the true meaning of Christmas. (Stained glass cross made by my parents preacher... gifted to me by my father.