After last nights post in which I basically said I don’t want to put up any of the ornaments we’ve accumulated over the years, I started really looking at them (I, uh, didn’t put them on the tree. Thomas and Meg did that while I fed the baby.)
|This is me, age 4 or 5ish, I think. Preschool ornament!|
|Meg, 4 months (she was 7 months at her first Christmas, but the ornament was ordered in advance)|
|My MIL brought this back from Mexico. On one hand, it’s fun every year to say ooh, remember the starfish ornament? On the other hand, it doesn’t exactly scream “Elegant Christmas.”|
While looking at all the ornaments I realized probably half of them are Iowa State ornaments. We have enough to do an entire ISU tree and, now that I think about it, I think that’s what we did our first Christmas. We didn’t have a big tree, so we put all the Iowa State ornaments on a little tree and didn’t get the others out.
I kinda think that’s what I want to do next year. We can do the big tree with red balls, gold beads and/or garland, and our Iowa State ornaments. Then maybe put up the little tree for the rest of them. Of course, that would require me buying red balls and gold beads after Christmas this year, because I refuse to pay before-Christmas prices. We’ll see if that happens.
Am I the only one who has ornaments from my childhood on the tree?