Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall ~Larry Wilde
This year's Christmas has been very exciting for me and Hubby. It's the first time, since becoming parents, that we've stayed home and attempted to go ALL out decorating for the little ones on a modest budget.
So, while Hubby took care of the outside, I was in charge of decorating inside...particularly the Christmas tree. Sounds easy enough?
First lesson learned, pre-school children do not like it when they are NOT the center of their parent's attention. Second lesson, when you buy a new ornament, put it with the rest of the Christmas "stuff" so you don't spend valuable time searching for it.
Once I resolved the first issue with naptime, I was given two hours of partially uninterrupted time to work on the second issue.
It took me a week, but I am proud to say my Christmas tree is almost finished. Here are the ornamental highlights of my search.Family Heirlooms. My grandmother bought these ornaments in 1988 to decorate a special tree...just for her grandchildren. They've been handed down through the family and now I am priviledge to share them with my children.
In our travels. Hubby and I love to travel. These are some of my favorite ornaments that we've picked up along the way.
- Nassau, Bahamas (Dec 2008). This starfish is by far my prettiest bauble! Covered with iridescent glitter, this picture does not do it justice.
- Isle of Palms, SC (Aug 2009). Where Hubby and I hope to retire!
- Hawaii (Dec 2006). Picked this up for my MIL (pictured off her tree). This was a special vacation to restore my soul.
- Massachusetts (Sept 2008). Nothing prettier than autumn in New England.
- Disneyworld (Dec 2008). Where Hubby and I went on our first vacation together. Fifteen years later, it's still a magical place!
Thanks for dropping by! Please come back soon so you can see the rest of our Christmas tree and Hubby's version of a Griswald Christmas.