Friday, December 21, 2012

oh tannenbaum

I wanted to share our little Christmas tree.

Some history—here it is on our first married Christmas, 2009, with our 6-month-old puppy Ivy. Tiny, right?

Then here it was Christmas 2011, with our 3-month-old baby.

This year, it is not on the floor, or on a coffee table, since little baby has turned into mischievous toddler. It is actually on top of our entertainment center, high above his reach. I’m hoping next year we can buy a bigger tree, since we’ve outgrown this one.

Zooming in on a few special ornaments:

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Steve found me this gem on Ebay, three years after Hallmark issued it in 2007. This was the year we started dating, and had our first kiss… on a rowboat.

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Meet Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy. I am not a Star Trek lover (yet?) but they hold a prominent place on our tree. (Don’t worry, you can still find McCoy at Hallmark this year if you’re envious).

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Baby’s 1st Christmas, 2011.

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Another 1st Christmas ornament.

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We got this one in September from the Wizard of Oz Fest in Chesterton, Indiana :)

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My grandfather made these two years ago. Amazing, right?

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My mom and stepfather got this hand-painted buoy for us on their vacation to Maine this past summer. It has our names written on the back.

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Plays “Santa Baby”. I bought it the day after Christmas in 2008, since I had just received a ring from Santa Steve.

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From my friend Irene last year.

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Got this shiny one for $3 at Target this season.

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Lastly, my new favorite. I went to a Christmas party that involved an ornament exchange. We drew numbers, and I had the first pick….which means I had the last pick as well (people were allowed to steal for their turn instead of unwrapping a new one). Isn’t it gorgeous? It can be found at Carson’s/Bon Ton/Younker’s—whatever they call it in your area of the country. I love the little snow pellets inside!

Four days til Christmas! Happy weekend!

10 comments:

  1. LOVE this pics... We have names ones like that.... I think you may have better luck with Nolan than we are having with Emmett.... But that was the point to one of a kind. lol... I wanted to say that Stephen is such a sweety with thing ring thing you will have to tell me the whole story someday !!

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  2. So romantic that your first kiss was on a rowboat! I love all the personalized ornaments and the handcrafted one by your grandfather! It's so fun when each ornament has it's own story. Makes Christmas so much more special.

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  3. love all the stories behind your ornaments! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Love your little Christmas Tree and the lovely sentiment behind the ornaments- so beautiful!

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  5. I love your little families tradition of the little tree, too cute :)

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  6. I love all the memories that are tied in with ornaments on the tree! The Eric and Ariel one is so sweet!

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  7. so fun to document your tree throughout the years!

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  8. OH MY GOSH ITS SO TINY and i love it. And I agree with beth. What a wonderful idea to document it every year!

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