2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

Well, Christmas is almost here.  Are the cookies baked?  Is the tree decorated? Are the gifts wrapped?  I have at least 1 of those done… the tree is decorated!

2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

Sticking with our tradition we started last year, we bought a live Norway Spruce tree that we will be planting on the land in January to live next to his Brother. The tree is about 3 feet tall, but one day it might grow up to 100 feet! Can you imagine?  Eventually I want the land to be a forest of trees with year plaques on them that we can walk through and tell stories of each holiday.   
2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

Each year we add a couple new ornaments to the tree for places we visited. This year we added a sheep from Ireland and Socks the cat from my trip to the White House Garden.
2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

I love that our ornaments tell stories of places we’ve visited.  2 of my favorites are a sparkly camel from Qatar and a NASA ornament from Kennedy Space Center.
2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

I’m also completely obsessed with big hand crafted balls.  Bonus is that the cats can swat them down and they won’t break!
2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

I’d love to hear about your tree!  Did you decorate it already?  If so, feel free to include links to photos in the comments!

2016 Christmas Tree & New Ornaments

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

I’ll be back next week with a delicious cookie recipe just in time for Christmas baking! 

 

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