Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ornaments 2012

One of my favorite traditions from childhood that I have enjoyed continuing with Ben and Kate is getting a new ornament for them each year.  I enjoy looking back at my ornaments on my parent's tree (some are on our tree).  I hope the kids will enjoy that as well one day.  I love trying to find ornaments each year that really reflect whatever they are "into" at the time.  After all the sickness this week we decided that it might be fun to go ahead and open this year's ornaments. 

 Here they are.  Ben of course had to have a Star Wars guy.  Even better it is Lego so it combines his 2 loves for 2012. 
Kate's ornament had to be a princess and since Tangeled is her favorite (at the moment) we went with Rapunzel.  Purple is also her favorite color right now so the purple dress is perfect! 
What special memories!  We also have a few new family ornaments.  My co worker Desiree gave us this fun one for our family.  I think it is so cute!
 Each year on our vacations we get an ornament as a way to remember the trip.  This year since we went to Disney World of course we got a Disney ornament. 
Each year we also get the Pottery Barn picture frame dated ornament.  We put one of our favorite pictures in it from the year.  This year it is a Disney picture.  I think soon we are going to have to have a tree with just these ornaments on it. 

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.  John 1:9-13


Anonymous said...

Love it! We do that with Spencer & Brooke every year as well as a family ornament every year that shows something about our family or something we did that year. Such special memories year to year..