We’ve been going to the Hale Tree Farm for several years now. We love driving up there and picking out our Christmas tree. This year the weather was warmer than usual, which made it even more enjoyable. The kids look forward to the mini candy canes they hand out (my kids adore candy canes). The boys wrestled and rolled and played hide and seek amidst the pine trees. It took us a while but we finally found our tree.
That evening, we decorated the tree. Which means we inaugurate the Christmas season with a glass (or two) of eggnog.
The little angel boy in the walnut shell remains one of my favorite ornaments since childhood.
Sophia was enamored by the little dolly ornament that I received from my Aunt Bibby, who has since died. I got it when I was about two-years-old myself. I have many ornaments from Aunt Bibby.
I look forward to passing this little dolly onto Sophia one day.
I’ll be sharing more pictures of our tree and decorations soon when I participate in a Christmas Tour of Homes!
I’d love to see your decorations and learn about your traditions too!
We got the same angel boy in the walnut shell ornament when our kids were little!Love your pictures.
Have the merriest of Christmases yet!!
Those ornaments must have been “in” back when we were little, Aunt Joyce! 🙂 Hope you guys have a merry Christmas too!
lovely! I like your new banner images a lot, too. my favorite kind of tree is one where the ornaments don’t match, but hold memories or have stories behind them. that’s what ours is–just a hodgepodge of ornaments we’ve chosen to commemorate something that happened that year, or had since childhood, or been given as gifts. I’m buying an ornament every year for the boys so they’ll have a collection to start them off when they move out 🙂
Amy, I’m buying the kids ornaments this year too. Most all of my ornaments came from home and I’ve had for years! It’s wonderful to think back and remember who gave them to me.