Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

As promised, here are a few of my favorite Christmas ornaments that you will find around our house this year. Well, you'll find them around our house every year, I just decided to share some of them with you. If you read this blog about this time last year, a few of these will look familiar.
Ready? Here we go.These first two guys are about 55 years old. They were ornaments on my tree when I was a child. My mother bought a small tree, put it in my room and let me decorate it to my heart's content. It's a great idea. We did it with our daughter and she has done the same for the grandcrew.The Cocker Spaniel is my favorite breed of dog. I have had them as pets most of my life. Right now, this is the only Cocker that we own and he only comes out at Christmas. I like the convenience of this one, but I do miss having a real pup around the house.
As you probably know, we took the family to Disney World this past June. You can see pics of that trip in the archives. It's worth a look. This ornament did not come from that trip. We bought this little guy on our fist trip to the Magic Kingdom five years ago.Since I am an architect by profession, my bride thought that this Construction Santa ornament should be on my own special tree.
Okay, the last ornament in this post is one that should not surprise you. As a native Oklahoman and an OU alumni, this ornamet is a given in my house. Maybe next year I'll have a minature National Championship trophy to put next to him. BOOMER Sooner!
Hope you enjoyed the mini-tour of the ornaments. I may post a few more before Christmas, so come back soon.
If you don't get a chance to stop back by, then Merry Christmas to you and yours. May the God of all creation give you peace, joy and happiness this holiday season.


Travis Erwin said...

I like eclectic tress filled with ornaments of sentimental value over those themed ones where everything is color coordinated and matches.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Okay, I NEED to get myself a Sooner Bear ornament! That's a great thing!

Seeing the construction Santa though made me think of my profession... and somehow, a "computer technician Santa" would be oddly depressing for me... kind of like I'd be expecting him to ask me for help on something thus turning an image of Santa into work! Egads!!!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How cool that you have ornaments that your mother used on the tree when you were but a wee one.

I like them all. How fun.

May the God of all creation give you peace, joy and happiness this holiday season too. Big hug. :)

Travis said...

I've always enjoyed the look of glass ornaments, but I've never purchased any for my own tree. And what a terrific tradition your mom started, to let you decorate your own small tree. I love that idea.

Cheers and Joyous Yule to you!