Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Christmas Tree

     I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I really enjoyed being off work and spending quality time with my family. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed it, until I had to go back to work yesterday. My kiddos are still out of school (lucky ducks!), but the daily routine is almost the same. Just maybe a little more rushing and a little less waiting :)
     Anyway, before it gets to far from Christmas, I wanted to show you guys my tree.  There really is no theme, rhyme, or reason to it. Just love, really. 

This is with no filters or special effects! Isn't it pretty?!



     Of all the ornaments on our Christmas Tree this one is my favorite.  Five years ago on Christmas morning, my then boyfriend handed me a box and this ornament was inside.  I thought it was so cute and artistic and sweet that he made me something.  So I'm looking at it and I turn it around to see the other side and I'm in complete shock.  I looked up at him and he had gotten down on one knee and opened up the ornament. He removed some of the tinsel and in the middle was a tiny little black box.  As you already know, I said YES!

I forgot to get a picture of the front :( but here is the back




     I spotted these two frogs at Cracker Barrel a couple of years ago.  They reminded me so much of when my husband proposed that I had to get them.  Aren't they cute! I like to put them under the above ornament.





     I am obsessed with popcorn.  I'm pretty sure it's a family trait but I'm the only one that will admit that.  One year I thought it would look cool to make a popcorn garland. I had no idea it would take so long.  Three hours later and I called it quits.  We didn't have enough to wrap around the whole tree, so we just zigzagged it across the front.  This is actually my second popcorn ornament.  My hubby accidentally dropped the first one last year while trying to fix it and it shattered.  He felt bad and promptly replaced it. Isn't he great?! :) 






     Here are some other ornaments on the tree.......

This zebra has the longest eyelashes.  I'm so jealous!




There are boy ornaments too!




This made me think of my husband because he likes cheese.





     Every year we let the kiddos pick out a new ornament for our tree.  It's usually pretty difficult for them to make up their minds when they see all the colors and sparkles. But this year they knew exactly what they wanted and it took all of two seconds.  How often does that happen?!
Peach squealed when she saw this.   She loves unicorns, the color pink and all things sparkly.  This was MADE for her!




Teddy loves animal prints and pandas.   I let her get both since they were cheap.



      I would love to see your tree and how you decorate it.  Feel free to leave a picture in the comments section. Thanks for reading!