Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Jolanthe at No Ordinary Moments is hosting a linky party for us to share our favorite ornaments.

Unfortunately it's impossible to share my entire tree full of ornaments with you and the story behind each one. That's literally what it would take! There are only a handful of ornaments on our tree that don't have a special story or some significance behind them, so I chose to share a few older ornaments, picked on a whim, and the new ornaments for each family member from this year.

This little painted Santa on a glass ball is small. It might be the diameter of a nickel. I picked it up in the late '80s in a little shop in Hermann, Missouri.

This ornament was a gift before kids (I think from my cousin). We had cats that were like our kids at the time. I giggle every time I hang this ornament. Down low, of course.

This ornament was actually not originally an ornament, but you may have figured that out. Both of the boys made these turkeys at Thanksgiving with a dear man from our church in Illinois who has since passed away. When they made them, they brought them home and stuck them in the tree branches. They've been ornaments ever since, much to the boys' chagrin!

Hubby and I love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. We don't let our kids watch it so whenever we have it on, Caboose says, "They're watching Cussy Christmas," because we've told them one of the reasons they can't watch it is for the language. So when this ornament that Hubby and I got last year came out of the box this year, Caboose and Buddy both said, "It's the Cussy Christmas ornament." The boys like to listen to the three (non-cussing) sayings, all courtesy of Cousin Eddie.

Sparky's new ornament this year, because she loves frogs.

Hubby's new ornament for the year, since he is retired from the U.S. Army.

Our new ornament for the year together, since we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this year.

Buddy's new ornament for the year. It reminds him of the squirrels that always got on our feeders in Virginia along with the birds. Plus he loves cardinals.

Chatty, our chocolate fiend's new ornament. You can also see the garland I made with the felt circles. Our tree is so big I definitely need a few, so I'm working on more circles.

Caboose's new ornament. He loves stuffed animals, stuffed birds, and this one has a 'squeeze me' feature and he chirps.

Always one of my favorites and the real reason for the season. It's only a couple of years old but it always has a prominent place in front.

Thanks for dropping by and cherishing some of our memories with me! Be sure to visit No Ordinary Moments to link up your favorite ornaments or visit some other bloggers.


The Stylish House said...

I enjoyed learning the different stories attached to each ornament. Heather's on the sofa and I'm about to head to the basement to dig out a few boxes and start decorating ours. I have a special one I always put on ours. It's the little shepard boy tending to his sheep that my mom gave me years ago.

Mari said...

You've got some great ornaments! I love the stories behind them. I may have to do a post with ornaments too.

It's me said...

I really like that last one !!! so Ria...

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Very pretty ornaments, Kayren! There's a story behind all of ours, too. I love the National Lampoon's ornament~I should get Vince one of those:) He got Yoda this year though!

Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoyed seeing these special ornaments. Its fun to see what others choose...I got a frame ornament for the year and will put the family photo in it...I have quite a few frames on the tree....there's one from the year my son was deployed the first time...I'm planning to add a new one for him this year...I have way more than will go on the tree so I pick and choose.
Mama Bear

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Mama Bear,
We called it quits this year too when we still had lots of decorations left. It was getting late and the tree had plenty. We honestly have enough to fill two trees I think.

trash talk said...

Thank you for sharing your tree with all of it's wonderful memories gracing the branches. I love the anniversary one...congratulations on 25!

Jolanthe said...

I only shared a few of our ornaments too and I'm thinking we'll have to do another round next year! :)

The National Lampoon's ornament is hilarious but that squirrel and the feeder CRACKS ME UP!!! I would love one of those because it reminds me of all the things my grandfather used to do to keep them off the feeder!

Alum Groups of Delta Delta Delta said...

Kayren, Trying to leave a comment
has been a real trial tonight,
googles' fault.
I love your stories about some of
your ornaments, I too take a trip
down memory lane with some of my
OLD ones. This year there has to
be a special new one to help
celebrate a wonderful ending to
a very eventful year and we have
your "roomie" to thank for a new
beautiful year ahead thanks to
his generousity and selflessness.
Merry Christmas and the Happiest
of New Years to you and your
caring family...Hugs, Myke

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