Sunday, December 09, 2007

A few of my favorite things.....

I'm putting up my tree. I love my Christmas tree and so many of my ornaments have a story behind them. I want to share with you some of my favorites and I hope that everyone who reads this will share a few of their favorite Christmas ornaments with me. If you don't do Christmas ornaments then share something special and let me know so I can come to your blog and see.

This little fellow is my favorite little mouse. Normally I am not a big fan of mice but this one is a little special. I am a addicted to a big fan of peppermint. I also get a horrible cough every year. My Grandma W always kept peppermints around and gave me one when I started coughing. One year she saw this mouse and it reminded her of she bought it for me. I miss my Grandma W so much but my little mouse makes me happy.

This ornament is special to me for about the same reason as the first. When I was little Grandma W. made me this ornament with my name on it and here it is probably 30 years later.... still on my tree every year.

The next three I like just because of what they are. Every year when my mom goes to the beach she tries to find me a new Santa at the beach ornament. I love Santa sitting here with his binoculars.....

Santa surfing just makes me giggle, I think he probably needs a summer vacation.

I absolutely love this one of Santa having a drink on the beach in his board shorts. I have a few more but haven't unpacked them yet.

This one is the first ornament SH and I owned after we got married. My mom bought this for us for our first Christmas together and I have bought a dated ornament every year since this...I have a lot of ornaments.

I have a few baby's first ornaments for each child and each are special to me. This is DD's and it is waiting for her to put on the tree....because each year they must put their own on the tree.

This one is DS's and he was my first baby, and this was my first baby's first ornament. I can't wait until he stops by to hang it on the tree. I had to hold them up to take the picture but I won't hang them until they are here.

I have unpacked a couple of little boxes of ornaments, which means I have more in the basement somewhere. One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting everything out and every year it seems I find stuff I have forgotten about and it gets me excited all over again.

Remember, share with us some of your favorite Christmas things...or whatever it is you celebrate.


Monkling said...

We didn't put up our tree yet because it involves moving furniture around. Plus I like having the kids home to help decorate it. When I do get those ornaments out of the attic, I think I'm gonna steal your idea & do this, too.

kim-d said...

I especially like the mouse with the peppermint--that is so cute. Actually, I like them all, and I like the stories behind them. And Monk, it'll be fun to see some of yours, too.

Kellan said...

Those are all so nice = I loved the little mouse with the candy and the snowboarding santa. Have a good evening. Kellan