How ya doin? Hanging in there? Welllll, here we go again! And this time I mean we are really GOING! This is the travel collection!
I wish I'd started this earlier in life, but I have started buying an ornament from each trip we go on. Above,
we have Las Vegas represented.
And then, there's a cruise ship (honeymoon), and two from New Orleans.
Here we have a gondola from Breckenridge and of course, my surprise 40th birthday trip to New York.
I went to Spain several years ago to work with a little girl with CP. And, of course, we have an annual trip to Disney World to see the grands as well as Mickey and the princesses.
Oh, and Animal Kingdom. I bought that giraffe there last year.
This trout is from Alaska. I think it's a trout? Maybe a salmon? Maybe a shark? Crap. I have no idea. I just know that my mom and I took a two week vacay to the northwest to Oregon, Seattle, and then onto Alaska when I was in my mid twenties. "and all I got was this carp ornament". Ha
Looks like I missed a few on my "occasion" post. One from a Sunday School class and one from my mom. Not really. It's from me... to me... "first born. Mom's favorite".
Next up... Hayden!
Hayden is my cutie pie. He is the Justin Bieber look alike. I mean, just see for yourself!
And when he was a little one, he was so dang cute! The cutest of all the grands, I think.
Did I really just say that?! And then, his "big kid teeth" came in. Ha. Just kidding, Hayden.
I have all kinds of ornaments with his pictures in them from all ages, starting around 1.
And I love these of the three boys in the Christmas before Jake's diagnosis. Jake was 2 years old. Well almost!
I love that I MADE/ FORCED/ COERCED the boys to paint ornaments with me in 2003. Sweet keepsake. I'll have to save it for their kids someday.
And on this one, he painted the rainbow and I painted his name. It was 2001, so he was 4 years old. Wow. Like Gabs!
Speaking of Gabs, Mother Dearest walked in during my ornament clean up! Love that red silky dress and tiger patterned coat.
This is an extra from Gabbi's collection. Princess Tiana was one of her favorites last year. And I really love that Disney movie too.
I have had these ornaments for several years also. My favorite cousin, Cherry, had them made for me by a friend of hers in Olla. They are lightbulbs which could be made into just about any character.
These are a few of my "fillers". Cute, but can't recall exactly from where they came or from whom they were received.
Although you can't read it, this says Ellie's first recital. and has the date.
Cute and great memory.
Check this out. SOOOOO glad I had a back up plan. I'll show you why over the weekend. It is Ellie, Madi and Gabbi's thumbprints from last year. And Ellie was pretty perturbed this year that Madi got to be Rudolph! hahaha
So where do you think we stand so far? Do you have a pretty good guess?! I am maybe halfway. Naaaahhhh. Maybe not half way yet. But coming along.