Wednesday, December 2, 2009

some of my favorite ornaments

Yesterday, McGillicutty over over at Inner Rambling of a Mid Life Mama did a blog about her ornaments and invited us to join in....

So I snapped a couple pics of my favorite on my tree.
You'll notice they are the fanciest or the prettiest.

They are the ones that bring back sweet memories.

This guy was the first "ornament" I ever bought when I was a single mom and I
had one of those little 3 foot high fake trees that was empty.
He was what I used as an angel for the top.

This ornament I found stuffed in my sister closet in June 1989 after she was killed in a car accident. Nae, her niece was born the September before. She must have had it made for her and then either forgot about it or couldn't find it on her last Christmas with us.

This one represents the ornaments I've made with the kids in the past.
Mac and I made a couple of these one year (and I love snowmen).

This is one of my only ornaments I have from my childhood (teen years actually)
Yes, I was a cheerleader and I think one of my friends' mom made these for all the girls one year (is that right Amy?)

yes, We have a Christmas Pickle. If you don't know what this is, I will blog about it later on a Christmas traditions blog I will be posting later.
This is one of the many ornaments we collected on vacation. Everywhere we go we always buy one. I have a bunch of ornaments from all over the USA.

This one represents the ornaments I have of the kids that have pictures on them. I don't have very many and if I had to do it all over again, I would make an ornament of each kid each year (yeah I'm sure they would love it...)
Well, thanks for stopping by!
Hope you're Holiday preparation is going well!
(Oh! and go visit McGillicutty!)


Mrs Montoya said...

So, so cute. And sentimental. I am so sorry about your sister, but what a treasure to have found the ornament later. I always see those gorgeous trees where every ornament fits a theme and can't bring myself to do it. I love our hodgepodge too much!!!

Tracie said...

I loved seeing some of your special ornaments. When I was a kid my parents bought an ornament with the date on it each was always fun to go searching for just the right one!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I love the pickle!!

hurstburst said...

It's always so nice to pull out the family ornaments and reminisce.

What a great post idea; I may have to join in one of these December days!

McGillicutty said...

Tori, thanks for joining in... l love your choices! The snowman is too cute!!!! can't wait to hear the pickle story!!!!

Barb said...

I love the pickle too, and am waiting for the story! I posted some of my favorite ornaments too (on my rant and rave wednesday post).

Deborah said...

That was nice. That is a good idea to post your favorite ornaments!
I'm going to start to decorate right now!
I was just checking my emails then I have to check my blog and it goes on and on and on!
Have fun!

otin said...

Now, if I told you that I liked Your Bear, balls, and pickle, would that sound a little strange? hahahaha!

blueviolet said...

I always love hearing about ornaments because the stories behind them are so interesting. Thank you for sharing this.

I also have a pickle ornament.:)

Kimi@SoManyKidsSoLittleTime said...

Those ornaments are so cute. I'm totally curious about the Christmas pickle though. Will definitely stay tuned to hear about that one.

The Graceful Stitch said...

Hi Tori! Love your blog today. I wanted to ask you a couple of techie questions. Can you email me at when you get a chance! Thanks!

Brian Miller said...

we have a christmas pickle as well! nice ornaments!

rxBambi said...

We also buy them whenever we go on vacation. I think its a fun way to bring back the memories.
touching story about the one you found in your sister's closet. Also kinda funny that she bought it and either forgot or couldn't find it. Sounds like something I'd do.

One thing we DO NOT have in common? you would NEVER EVER EVER IN A MILLION YEARS FIND A PICKLE ON MY TREE! I hate them. I don't care what the story is (although I want to know) I will never have one. So there!

maya said...

I can't wait to hear the pickle story

amy Iverson said...

YES! My mom did make those cheerleader ornaments!!! I hand mine on my tree every year too!! My daughter loves it because she's cheering now! She cheers competitively - way different than anything we did!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas Tori! Love reading your blogs!!!