I know I haven't blogged any ornaments in a few. It's been kinda busy trying to finish up all the things that need to be done before...I GET TO GO TO FLORIDA FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!
I am so excited! I can hardly wait!! It's gonna be so great!!!
We have to make it through set up, a DOUBLE 18th birthday party(with about 50+ kids expected), a lock-in after the party of OUR youth group kids, a childrens church Christmas party in the morning, and a youth Christmas party. Once this is done, we will go home, sleep for a little bit, then take a trip to Florida!!!!
I am really looking forward to the parties...it will be fun. I just want to get on the road and head south!
I can hardly wait to get there and see my parents and my brother & his family!
I can hardly wait to see all our Florida friends! I can hardly wait to hang out with them all and enjoy some good fellowship and make some wonderful memories!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE! Remember how much God loved us to send us the precious gift of His Son for us~
Friday, December 11, 2009
I know to some people collecting momentos from places you've been seems silly. For me, it's the memories that it brings back!
This ornament comes from Colonial Williamsburg, VA!
Our very first winter that we stayed here in NC, my parents came up to spend Christmas with us! Now, that was a HUGE DEAL to me! You see, I have a brother and sister-in-law who have given my parents 5 grandchildren (4 at the time!). For my parents to come and spend it with me and Claude was a priceless memory! Anyway, a couple days after Christmas, we went to Williamsburg together. None of us had ever been! It was alot of fun shopping, sightseeing, etc!
So, this little porcelain ornament reminds me of how much my parents love me! They gave up spending a Christmas with their grandkids to spend it with their daughter and son-in-law!
I love you, Mom & Dad!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Anyone who knows me fairly well KNOWS that I love CocaCola! I love the CocaCola polar bear even more! I have a hope chest FULL of CocaCola stuff and my spare bedroom & bathroom are CocaCola!
I have several Coke ornaments, but this one's my favorite!
I believe we got him on our trip to Atlanta at the CocaCola store! That place was AWESOME!!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This is not a very good picture of this ornament. It's "falling stars". I told you, I love unique ornaments! There were only 2 of these (again!) so i got both of them!
No real sentiment behind them either, just love the way they look on the tree! Like stars falling down the branches!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This time, I'm gonn post 2 ornaments! they kinda go together!
I've been collecting ornaments every year since we've been married. Here are 2 of my favorite!
I'm not a teddy bear kinda girl, but I just thought this was sweet! This was from 2003!
The look in the eyes of these reindeer had me from the start!
This is me, looking all flittering eyed at Claude, who looks like a "deer in the headlight"!!!
This one from 2004!
Monday, December 7, 2009
There's no real sentimental story behind this ornament!
I just thought it was unique! Instead of hanging from the tree, it looks as if it's floating and holding the tree limb up! I could only find 2 of this ornament...so I bought both!
I've had these for about 8 years! (I'm still amazed at how I haven't broken any of these!)
It's soooo pretty!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
For those who don't know, this is an Irish symbol, called Claddagh. The hands stand for friendship, the crown stands for loyalty, and the heart stands for love!
(The very first piece of jewelry Claude every bought me was an Irish wedding band, aka Claddagh!). I love the absolute beauty in what it stands for!
Everytime I pull this ornament out and hang it, I'm reminded of that first Christmas gift I received from my wonderful husband!
I am so blessed!