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Christmas Tree, Part 1

Maya and Violet after decorating the tree.

Memories are stored in the ornaments.  This ornament is from Christmas 1996, the year Herb and I were married and also my youngest nephew's very first Christmas, in New Mexico.

Maya's first Christmas in 2004.

Family ornament from my best friend, Keli.

One of Maya's favorite ornaments, made by her kindergarten teacher.

I collect Noel items because my paternal grandpa's first name is Noel, just pronounced like "knoll" instead of the Christmas "no-el."


Claudia Aguilar said…
How cute! I saved all of mt kids ornaments from previous Christmases as well! I also have a few Christmas pictures framed that I only take out every year and they're fun to watch each year!

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Current Little Pleasures

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The flock of wild turkeys, foxes, and other assorted wildlife entertaining us this fall.

Thanksgiving plans to visit my sister.

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Current Little Pleasures

Christmas Keepsake Week, July 14-23, filled with Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.

Sending Christmas (in July) cards with a Peace greeting to some of my favorite people.  Why not??

Scott Tube Free Toilet Paper--nothing to recycle.

Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream--always!

Baby Driver movie.

Seeing photos from my sisters and niece on Facebook during their Italy trip.  I can't imagine they will want to come back home!

What are your current little pleasures?