Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tree Trimming

Once upon a time I had a dream that I would have the most perfect Christmas tree in my home with beautiful, shiny bulbs on it, all matching in color with beautiful ribbon wrapped all around. It would be my own personal Macy's tree and it would be stunning! Well our first few years of Christmases my tree was very color coordinated and it was lovely (unfortunately I do not have pictures) but since having kids my tree has taken on a different kind of look.
Now my tree is filled with ornaments of Pikachu, SpongeBob, Batman, Darth Vader and many other colorful characters.

It is filled with ornaments from all over the world, places we have traveled to, where we have vacationed and things that we have done. It is filled with ornaments of Baby's First Christmas, Our New Home and our first Christmas together.

It is filled with homemade ornaments that my boys have made us over the years, adorning pictures of them from the past.

Every time it is time to trim the tree a rush of memories and good times come back to us as we take each ornament out of the box. It is truly a walk down memory lane and brings us to laughter every time.
My tree might not be the perfect "Macy's" tree but it is one of love and memories of a family that loves one another. To me that is the most perfect tree ever!


Rachel said...

Amen to that!!

Robert and Natalie said...

At least your kids are older and can reach above the bottom third of the tree..our tree is definately lopsided and for some reason they can tell when I try to redistribute the ornaments :) It is a beautiful thing that you recognize what you have! Merry Christmas

Mandi and Rob said...

Memory tree's are the best kind!

Name: Bliss said...

Macy's, --Who? --Huh?

You're tree is the best!

~~Sharon : )

AJsGirls said...

You got it right, sister!