Sunday, December 13, 2009

The tree is all decorated!

Last night John and I took the large undertaking of trimming our tree. We had already put it up last weekend and John put the little white lights on but we had to decorate it yet. We have so many ornaments that mean alot of things to us. Some are from John's parents (who have both passed away) and some are from my grandparents (who have also passed away). Some of the ornaments are ones we have collected over the 30 yrs. we have been married. Some were gifts from very dear friends of ours. It always takes us so long to decorate because we reminise over each and every ornament. This is a good thing though! After all the ornaments get placed just so then we put on the handblown glass icicles we have collected over the years. Then comes the tinsel or "rain" as we used to call it growing up. John passes on doing that part because I put 1 strand on at a time and he doesn't have the patience for that. Towards the end of our tree trimming extravaganza It's A Wonderful Life came on TV so we watched that, drank our tea and relaxed for a bit. What a wonderful night!

Here are some pictures of the tree before and after. Tomorrow night I will post some of our special ornaments!


This is the tree before all the ornaments


PRESTO! Here is the tree with all the ornaments!

7 comments:

Mary said...

Sherri, it looks absolutely beautiful! Nice job!

Vickie said...

It's gorgeous!!!

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for the link to my giveaway and good luck! Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Cathie

Roses and Lilacs said...

It is a lovely tree. What a nice tradition to think back on previous Christmases as you hang the ornaments.
Marnie

Donna said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree, Sherri!

Happy Holidays!!

Hugs,
Donna

Kay said...

Merry Christmas! It looks fabulous!

Florence and Mary said...

FABULOUS!

Victoria xx


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!