Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree.......


Today we put up our Christmas tree. We bought this tree two years ago, a pre-lit tree that I think is pretty without any ornaments at all, but alas, we have been collecting ornaments 34 years now, and they ALL have to go on the tree. Notice the picture in the background? That is my husband's grand
father and his TWO wives. Now before you all jump to conclusions...he remarried after his first wife died, and had three different pictures superimposed onto this one picture, and this hung in his house while he was married to my husband's grandmother (the second wife). I just love this picture - but my kids say its spooky.

I also wanted to share a picture of this cute ornament that Cathi made . She dried orange slices last year after Christmas and made these beautiful ornaments, one of which I was the lucky recipient. Thank you, Cathi!!!
Hope you are all having a good weekend and enjoying this holiday.
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10 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your tree is beautiful! It makes me jealous - mine won't be up for another week at least. But it will be fun when I get to it. blessings, marlene

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What a radiant tree!!! A cute little ornament and personally, I think the photo is a magical idea.

Robyn said...

Gorgeous tree and lovely ornaments too!
We'll be putting our tree up maybe even today :o)
Glad you're playing in my Giveaway...thanks for posting a link.
hugs
Robyn xx

Ellen said...

Great picture, Momma!! I love you

Norma said...

Beautiful tree, makes me want to put ours up NOW. We do a real tree though, so will wait until mid December.

The picture story reminds me of the plan my step father and my mother had to use his family plot when they died. He was going to be in the middle, his first wife on the right and my mother on the left. However, his daughters said NO and he is with his first wife. My mother's ashes are with her parents.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Teresa, your Christmas Tree is beautiful.Thank you for sharing the story of the photo.Love the little ornament. Regards Lyn

Tracey said...

My tree is going up this week, the lights bring so much warth to the home,
Yours is great and just love the orange decoration,

Take care

Cathi said...

I have 3 of the 8 trees up but am having trouble with the camera. I'll have to argue with it this evening and try to post pictures tomorrow. But if nothing else, I'll have a picture of my orange ornaments! LOL

MouseChirpy said...

Your Christmas tree is gorgeous. Very stunning all lit up like that!
Aloha!

La MaƱosa said...

Wow, your tree looks great! I'm sure it took some time to get all of the ornaments on.

That is an interesting story about the photo. I wonder what the second Mrs. thought of it?