Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: The Christmas Tree Edition.

We have tons of ornaments for our Christmas tree. Tons. Brightly colored balls, snowflakes, name it, we probably own it. But there are a few special ones that always get a place of honor. The ones that have stories behind them, or mark a special time in my life.

This one was the first my husband and I ever bought together. We weren't married, or even engaged, but when he brought it up to the cash register, I knew we soon would be.

These two are part of a set we bought on our honeymoon. I agonized for days over whether or not to buy them - but finally decided I couldn't go home without them.

A friend gave this to us as a wedding present. It's just about my favorite ornament on the whole tree. We look so really should be illegal for little kids to get married.


We got this the year we bought our first house. It was a shack, and we were broke beyond belief, but it was one of those rare moments in time when life seemed perfect.


Okay, so he's not an ornament. But I love him to death. I paid $17 for him, which I remember because I only had $23 left in the bank. That shopping trip was also the last time my mom and I managed to pull off a Serious Shopping Day - so you could say his purchase marked the end of an era.


This is the newest addition to our tree. I can just hear her, sometime in the future, saying "is that really me, Mom? Was I really that little?" I'm going to buy her her own ornament every year. Just a little tradition I'm starting...


I think she'll appreciate it. After she realizes that the ornaments are supposed to stay on the tree. I'm thinking it might be a few years.

And that brings us to the end of another Wordful Wednesday. Now head on over to Seven Clown Circus and get your fill of eye candy!


  1. really you tree has lot of ornaments. love them all :)

  2. Oh, I love it!!! Love it love it love it!! Yanno, I almost posted a pic of my DH and I on our first Christmas, to go with my post yesterday. But he looks so YOUNG! (He's younger than me..and he looks like a damn baby in that picture). So I feel ya.

  3. My parents gave my sisters and I an ornament every year. I have such good memories of them each time I take them out to decorate the tree.

  4. My three year old is still pretty sure the tree is just a giant toy filled with littler toys. :)

    Love the walk down memory lane. :)

  5. I love this! I feel the same way about our tree. The ornaments on our tree tell my entire life story. I am starting the same tradition with my son and buying him an ornament every year that will tell his story!

  6. Great tree. Wait till she starts decorating the tree with you. Broken balls galore. And the Santa looks creepy.

  7. I love ornaments but for some reason, that Pooh bear one doesn't look right.

  8. This is how our tree looks, a bunch of random sentimental ornaments - bows and bears and ribbons too. It's the best way to do it, and did I see Disney? I do approve!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  9. A week ago my tree had many special ornaments. Now all it has is one black cat running up and down it, the balls and tinsel all torn to shit on the floor. It's a good thing that baby can't climb yet.

  10. Tin foil. Tin foil stops the least, it stops our black cat, who usually makes a nest in the tree.

    So far. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

  11. Awwwwwwwwwwww I love this entry! LOL... It really should be illegal for little kids to get married... I was one of those kids. LOL .. mine could have made it if it weren't for my seriously stupid ex-husband, but it did go 10 years. Now I'm remarried and sooooooo happy :)


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