Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Favorite Ornament

It's hard to choose an ornament from our tree that is my favorite. My mother-in-law started a tradition with her boys of buying them each an ornament that represented a place they visited or something they were involved in that year. Many of them are sports related, some are of trips they took, and there are even ones with school pictures. Her tree is a treasure-trove of memories, and it's so special for the boys to look at all the ornaments and reminisce about the year they got them. She has continued this tradition with us, and I love the ornaments she selects.

Here is the first one we received, our first Christmas as a married couple:

Our very first Christmas ornament as a couple! I don't know how she finds such unique ornaments, but it is a blessing to us. The year we bought our first home, we received this ornament:

It says, "The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Tomorrow I'll post some more decorations for BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes.

Check out Mountain Musings tomorrow, Friday the 15th, for more favorite ornament posts! You still have time to write yours up and send her the link (by 9pm tonight).


Dave & Lisa said...

This is wonderful, Jenn! I love these ornaments, and I am amazed at how you continually bring the warmth from your home to your blog. I miss your house, and I am looking forward to seeing more pictures like these! :-)

So much love from snowy (yes, snowing as I type!) Alaska,

deb said...

Jenn, thanks so much for posting these ornament pics!! I enjoyed seeing them--first married and first house--very special. In fact, the one I picked as my own favorite was from our first Christmas together. Thanks for playing along! Merry Christmas to you! I'll stop by back for the Christmasy home tour. :)

Anonymous said...

Ornaments like that are more valuable than their weight in gold, Jenn. Beautiful. And I'm looking forward to visiting you on the tour tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, I really enjoyed reading your blog. Caleb's stocking is so cute, and it looks very similar to the ones my mom made for my sister and I when we were younger. I know the detail and time it took your mother. Merry Christmas, if we don't see you Wednesday. - Holly

Anonymous said...

Love the tour -- thanks!

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