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I am always interested in seeing people’s Christmas trees. The decorations on the tree, the color scheme all say something about the tree’s owners. The trees can be small ‘Charlie Brown’ trees or gigantic, towering trees decked out with Christmas balls, tinsel and garland. Our tree usually doesn’t have shiny christmas ball ornaments on it, although we have done that in years past. Rather, it is usually decorated with white twinkle lights (LED lights don’t give off the same effect in my opinion) and ornaments. No tinsel, no garland. Each ornament tells its own story. There is the Santa and Mrs. Claus bisque dolls ornaments that were given to us from Tom’s parents, passed down through the grands and the greats of that family. There is the single clear blue ball ornament with a single strand of tinsel inside of it that belongs to my husband, passed down also through his family. The boys each have a glass angel in the color of their birthstones. There are the first ornaments that Tom and I bought and received from others for our first Christmas together and the ornaments that commemorate the birth of each of the boys. Each ornament tells a story and the owner of the ornament is one that places it on the tree each year. We have the plethora of elementary school ornaments that each of the boys made growing up and the ornaments that we bought from various places we’ve visited during the years. Each year, I get the boys a personalized ornament to commemorate something special that occurred during the year for them  — something they will be able to take with them as they start their own families and traditions in the years to come.

Here are some of our ornaments and decorations.

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This is the way we do our Christmas Tree. First there is the cutting down, which happened  very close (counted in feet) to our house.

Our neighbor was nice enough to allow us to take our pick of trees. Of course, since we had the taller ceiling, we had to opt for the larger tree. In fact, this is the largest tree we’ve ever had. So, perhaps you think we got a little carried away with ourselves?

To put it in perspective….

Here’s Tyler

and here’s Tom

And this is how the house looks when we’re decorating…..

The tree gets decorated……

The boys come up with a creative way to get the angel on the top of this tree….

But that didn’t really work out….

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