"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Monday, December 14, 2009

A Tour Of Our Tree.......

I have spent the last few weeks enjoying other people’s posts of their decorations.

One thing I have liked about it so much is that it speaks to me of family, memories, & the important things in life. I mean, what you put on your tree says a lot about you. None of our decorations match, but each one has a special place in our hearts. That’s probably why my tree will never look like this Martha Stewart one:

But, Martha Stewart, you ain't got nothin' on us, because we have:

An angel topper, made with love by Dave's Aunt Betty,

An angel decoration from Dave's childhood,


A cuckoo clock from my childhood,

A brightly colored lady from Guatemala,
where two of our children originally hail from,


A Micky Mouse ornament-a testament to Dave's love of Disney,

A Mickey & Minne ball we picked up on our honeymoon in-you guessed it-
Walt Disney World!

Nat-Nat's first ornament. 2007

Ruth first one-2006
(with Bob the Tomato looking on!)



Ana's first Christmas-long ago in 2001!

Now, I ask you-
Which tree would you rather have?

This post was created in 35 minutes for Steady Mom's 30 minute blog challenge.

9 comments:

Sun With Passing Showers said...

I'd rather have the second tree, most definitely! This year as we were decorating our tree I told my 4-year-old that each ornament reminds us of something special. To my surprise he was really interested in hearing the stories behind the ornaments and I enjoyed sharing them with him!

Tina said...

Sounds like our tree. My Mom always bought us a new ornament every year and now I do that for my kiddos. Special trees are the best!

Gardenia said...

I vote for the second tree. I love the little caroler singing from the book, and your coocoo clock. well, they are all so sweet . . . and merorable! It's so true -- a christmas tree tells a story with its ornaments. thanks for the grand tour!

Susan Tipton said...

I'm with you- we love our tree full of odds and ends.

se7en said...

Oh your tree is perfect, packed with memories!!!

6riddles said...

Love, love , love it!
So great to see that your tree is a lot like ours.

Farrah said...

Your tree is just as beautiful. :-)
Toot Toot!

Danielle said...

Just like our tree. I love the stories and memories. Soon we'll need a second tree to keep up with all the ornaments my kids make each year. Love it.

Leslie said...

I love your tree wayyyyy better!

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