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Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas at our Home --Part I

Ornament talking about our beautiful flowers
This will be my last week of blogging in 2013 since I'm taking two weeks off after this week to celebrate the birth of Christ.    SO---I'll spend this week sharing our Christmas here at home with you.  I am one who absolutely loves Christmas ---so I hope you enjoy seeing my posts this week.

Today,  I'll  share with you one of George's and my favorite traditions ---the collection of ORNAMENTS.   When George and I got married,  we had 'his' and 'her' Christmas decorations.. So,  we decided to exchange ornaments each year as part of our Christmas to each other.  We give silly ones,  romantic ones showing our love,  ones from trips we take,  and ones portraying interests that we have.  Opening our ornaments is definitely a highlight of each Christmas.

It's hard to 'pick and choose' since there are SO many great ones.  So---this year I've divided the ornaments into three groups (Favorites from 2012,  Favorite Special Ones through the Years,  and  Favorite Trip Ornaments).   Hope you enjoy seeing some of our memories...  Be sure and click on the photos for enlargements.  The first group shows some of our 'funny' and/or 'unique' or 'special' Ornaments.  The above ornament shows a HUGE part of our lives ---our love for Roses and all of our beautiful flowers.

Funny Ornament I gave to George one year since I am ALWAYS dieting --and he doesn't always get his CAKE or special desserts!!!!! ha

George gave me this adorable little 'hot house' one year since I have such a huge love for our flowers.

I gave this one to George one year since I always give 'my' Santa a LONG "Honey-Do" List... ha

This is my "Kissie-Kissie" Fishie ---since I love to beg for kissies from my Sweetie!

George LOVES to cook (and he's a great cook),  so I gave him this ornament one year since he is my special Chef!

Cass Railroad in West Virginia
The second group I chose to feature this year are from some of our many, many trips through the years.   Above is one of our favorite trips---to West Virginia, and a trip on the Cass Railroad.

King's Arm Tavern at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Biltmore House and Gardens,  Asheville,  North Carolina

One of our favorite places,  Ocean Isle Beach,  North Carolina

From our visit to Mt.  Rushmore,  South Dakota in 2012

Bird House Ornament
And the third group includes four ornaments from last Christmas!  Above is a great ornament which George gave me since he knows how much I love my Backyard Birds!

I gave this little Ladybug to George --expressing my special love.

Showing our LOVE of MUSIC

Two Lovebirds----that would be US!!!!

I'll close showing a collage I did a year ago showing two more special ornaments of ours,  a computer and a cellphone... Aren't they cute????  AND--they are sooooooo  US--since we use both of them ALOT.  ha

As you can tell,  ornaments are very special to George and me.  When we decorate the tree each year,  it is so much fun just re-living the memories.   Our Christmas tree is definitely a 'hodge-podge' tree FULL of MEMORIES... We love it!!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of our little ornaments today.  There are many other special ornaments such as my bird collection and the angels... BUT--that will have to come in another post!!!!!

Have a wonderful day.

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