"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.


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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