I really love decorating our Christmas Tree, except for the time it takes to do it. Don't get me wrong, I love how it looks but our Christmas tree is sort of a walk down memory lane.
So as we decorated our tree we went down memory lane and remembered things like the year Jenn graduated from kindergarten - they did a short play on Winnie the Pooh. Jenn was Winnie, so
Or when Dan graduated middle school with honors
Or the year he graduated from High School
And then there was the year Jenn caught the bouquet at my sister's wedding
Or when she went cross-country to go to the Marine Corp Ball with her "bestest" friend, and then boyfriend, and then "bestest" friend again (affectionately called Son2 - Hi AJ)
Oh and look what else we find on the tree for "guess who"
Or the year I was the soccer coach for Dan's Soccer team and was assisting with Jenn's (yes I was a glutton for punishment)
And there was our 25th Wedding Anniversary
And of course we ALWAYS have some reindeer who stop by to watch over our tree
Yes walking down memory lane is always fun this time of year.
So many memories are held on our tree. Some are the same for both our kids, like first Christmas and graduations to sports they excelled in. But it also shows the things that make them so different.
We even have an ornament or two for our not so little fur baby!
Yes, walks down memory lane, no matter how long it takes, is a wonderful thing to do this time of year!
What about your tree? Do you have special ornaments on your tree?