Before we take down our tree, I wanted to take some photos of our ornaments. I collect ornaments that tell the story of interesting things that have happened throughout the years, and I love to reminisce each Christmastime.
Here’s one of my favorites: an ornament made from a photo of Mike and me on our wedding day.
Here’s one that I bought in New York City in 2001, shortly after 9/11.
I bought this one in 1999, the year I traveled through Australia.
Here’s a golden aspen leaf from 2003, when Mike and I first traveled to Colorado together.
Here are my cats Roger and Janie. Janie’s lifelong buddy, Roger, passed away earlier this year.
This one is a beautiful gift from my mother.
This one is from 1998, the year I volunteered at a chimpanzee research institute in Washington State.
A photo ornament from 2003, when my niece Kenna was born.
One from 1994, when my college roommates and I couldn’t afford ornaments, so we tied thread around inexpensive stuffed animals.
Of course I love this camera ornament.
From 1998, when I took a year of figure skating lessons. I finally had to give it up when I started grad school.
Another beautiful gift from my mother.
A tribute to the University of Virginia. The school so nice that I graduated twice.
A UVA Cavalier dressed as an orange and blue Santa.
I bought this one in 2004, the year we moved to Colorado. It’s a tribute to the deer who wander through our neighborhood.
More gifts my my mother. Animals are a common theme on our tree, because I love them so much.
This one is the closest that I’ve found to our Ally. It needs a white chest, though.
Finally this one is from 2008, the year that my beloved Roger went on to kitty heaven. I miss him.