We put up our tree a little earlier than usual this year. We have some company coming this weekend and I wanted to have it ready before that. (picture is with and without flash) :)
Both kids are away at school, so this was the first year that I put the ornaments on all by myself. :( I was sad about that....but in reality, I always have to do most of the job anyway. The kids always put a few of their favorite ornaments on and then were distracted by other things before too long! :) Every year each of us gets at least two new ornaments...so after 23 years of marriage, that's a lot of ornaments!! But I love each one of them and they all have sentimental value. My mom gives our two kids an ornament every year. Megan has been collecting the Holiday Barbie ornaments from Hallmark since she was age 4-5...so that means she has 16-17 Barbie ornaments!!
Since we move so frequently, I always try to get an ornament for the region or state that we currently live in. For example, there is a Mickey ornament from when we lived in Florida, a Hershey Kiss from when we live in Delaware (near Hershey, PA), a cut out of a C-17 airplane from McChord AFB, and the list goes on and on! I love searching for the perfect ornament that will help us remember our time at each assignment.
My latest craze is snowman ornaments...love 'em! Does anyone else have an ornament obsession??