a few of my favorite christmas trees through the years... this is the first tree that was my very own. i remember i went out and got it on a whim just before the holiday. the only decorations i had were these little glass red and green balls, so i cut out lots of construction paper stars to fill in the tree!
my first tree with brian...we lived in a converted warehouse building at the time with these wonderful exposed brick walls, so we went with the tallest tree we could find and decorated it with lots of blue lights and silver tinsel! i believe that gorgeous skirt is one my mom crocheted and the one we still enjoy!
the first tree in our home... i bought a little blue spruce so that i could plant it in the garden the next spring. it didn't live past the summer, but i planted a new tree in its place.
the first at my sister-in-laws home (i just adore that tree!)...
and celebrating with my brother at my grandmother's house as kids...
and i just love these photos of my parents with santa as kids. we put together a photo slideshow for our family a few years ago and realized my parents had seen the very same santa in the same year in these two photos!
it's amazing how paths can cross like that!
may your holidays be filled with lots of love and joy! i'll be taking a few days off to celebrate with friends and family, but i've scheduled lots of posts here for you to enjoy!