Tag Archives: family tree

a few favorite ornaments

As I removed ornaments from the living room tree this year, I took pictures of a few of my favorites to share with you. I made this ornament a few years ago, one for each of our five children, using pictures from Christmases past. It was a fun project and one I have adapted to […]

putting away Christmas in the living room

A few weeks ago, DH and I took down all the Christmas decorations in the dining room and living room except the living room tree and the window toppers. This week I tackled the tree. It’s a big job. The tinsel has to be removed, the ornaments sorted (ours, the kids’), the popcorn/cranberry strings taken […]

a special ornament

In the early 40’s, when my mother was a young girl of about eight years of age, her father took her and her siblings to visit his mother at Christmas time. Grandmother’s house was small so she decorated a tree in the yard rather than the house. They didn’t find her at home, but my […]