Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Christmas Memories

  1. We put up our tree last night, and like most things in my life, I won’t be on the cover of Better Homes & Gardens for the most beautiful tree… but to me, it is the most beautiful tree, there isn’t a theme really, only the theme of things I love. It has the Angel from my Great Uncle, hand made ornaments, ornaments bought because of their theme or their meaning. Here’s a list of my favorite ornaments… and some of their meanings…
    1. Kiss the Cook & Mom/Daughter cookie tray – If you know me, you know I love to bake.
    2. Hand made ornament by Phyllis in preschool, she was 3 (and loved puzzles)
    3. The one with the mom & daughter dancing. Reminds me of the ‘dance’ we’ve had all these years.
    4. . Lucy… she’s my favorite Peanuts character, and Charlie Brown is my favorite cartoon… I think she’s most like me. Hard exterior, but really just wants to be loved on the inside…
    5. Snowman with doctor mouse. I bought this in 1997 when Phyllis was diagnosed with JRA. Now when we put it on, “being sick” is just a memory… and a huge praise goes to God.
    6. The mouse playing the sax… this was made by my Aunt Dee, she was like a mom to my mom, and loved me so much. She hand painted this.
    7. Snowman ice cream cone. We got this on the Possum Trip in Gaitlenburg. I love ice cream and the trip was very memorable.
    8. I have the 12 days of Christmas that was put out by Precious Moments. I love Precious moments. The first year they released the first “4 days” was the year that Phyllis was in the 12 days of Christmas at Preschool. She was nine ladies dancing. When I put each ornament on, I see her in the dress with the green velvet top, big ribbon in the back and the cream bottom. She looked so beautiful. And when it come to the Nine Ladies Dancing part, she would put her finger on top of her head a twirl around. She was so beautiful.
    9. In 2001 there was an ornament “it’s snow fun without you”. That was the first year that Dani had written me while he was in prison. We had lost contact, and that ornament came out…
    10. Ornaments from our two trips to Disney

7 comments:

Sara said...

i love this! i might have to steal this idea and post about my tree. it's unfabulous and sentimental too. which is what makes it completely fabulous.

Birmingham Girl said...

Look for a third person stealing this idea...I think your on to someting!
Your tree has a beauty like no other!

Anonymous said...

I'll just have to look at your tree and your list of memories for now. Which by the way are very sweet :) All my "stuff" is in storage ... do I buy all new and have no memories attached, or have no tree, or what? My kids would die if they didn't have a tree this year. I better go get a tree, ya think?

Tonya said...

Loved this blog margie, we just put our tree today also..... It is so much fun, like memory lane to put up your tree every year...

Sara said...

our tree is up and shining thanks to the mr. i never get tired of the decorations!! mrs. mac; you must put up a tree. we are, after all, not animals. i read a great idea for a thanksgiving tree that might work for you. their idea was to put up your christmas tree with lights and no ornaments a week before thanksgiving and to spend the week having family members put paper with what they are thankful for among the branches. on thanksgiving; open the papers to read the comments. maybe you guys could tuck thoughts into your tree and open them on christmas morning? too precious? i liked it!

MSUgal86 said...

great post! i might have to steal this one too :)

Anonymous said...

I think that I'll be stealing this idea too.

Oh and I love those M & M lights!