Wednesday, December 2

tree trimming

I love decorating the tree.
I especially love sitting on the couch with a glass of wine, my camera and watching.
There are a couple random branches that are not working? But we turned it so those are next to the wall and Kenny declared that this was the last Christmas for this one.

Carly unwrapped and separated the ornaments into appropriate piles....hers, Kenny's, mine, family. I have given Kenny an ornament each year since we were married {there are 15 now}. He also has several Mississippi State ornaments that went up first, front-and-center this year.

I love to see Carly's go up because they tell so much about her first 9 years. There are princess ones, sports ones, hunting ones, handmade ones. There is a Cinderella, Grinch, Rudolph, and a Cat in the Hat.

There are also a growing number from vacations over the years...
a sand piper from the beach, a light house from New York, a White House from Washington, Dumbo from Disney, and even a glass Santa in a gondola from Venice.
I haven't given up finding one with a precious little girl with a cute lime green cast for this year!

8 comments:

Jill said...

We decorated last night as well and listened to the kids review the ornaments they've made in school over the years and the ones they've picked out. It's amazing how quickly the years add up isn't it?

lelly said...

we will probably put up our tree this weekend. (i somehow thought that some elves might have snuck in and taken care of that detail while we were on vacation, but alas...)

i do love to curl up with a cup of tea or glass of wine and enjoy the world in the glow of fairy lights. simply magical!

Dawn said...

Christmas is my favorite time of the year...so many great memories to think back on.

Thanks for sharing!

terri said...

The lights drive me CrAzy!! One of our outdoor prelit trees row of lights did not work this year. Dink put a new light in each spot that was not working...still no success. He finally put a string of lights on the tree. You MUST find Carly the green cast ornament!!!

Celeste said...

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A TREE DECORATED IN MY HOUSE JUST BECAUSE OF THE PHOTOS YOU POSTED...THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING IT.

linda said...

Darn those lights! Just watch, they'll end up suddenly going on sometime before Christmas all by themselves!

Are you a very good painter? You could get a clear bulb and paint that precious little girl with the cute lime green cast on it. Mine would have to be a stick figure with a cast. I'm sporting the big black boot as of today myself.

Natasha said...

I need to get with it-- no tree yet!

Yours is beautiful!

Lisa Melton said...

I love this post Kim Sue! In fact I ran across some of the old ornaments you had given me growing up from the lady in Jxn named Gay that makes all the precious little wooden ones! I cherish those ornaments...Now if only I still had those wonderful ribboned barretts Ms. Kathy made me....There was a great article in the Clarion Ledger last week/weekend on Gay, the ornament lady. Did you see it?? You may can google it...