Andrew and I bought our Christmas tree last year at Target because we wanted to have our own tree for our apartment. It actually worked out perfectly because when we were up at his dad's house for Christmas, his dad decided that it was time to give some of the ornaments that Andrew and his sister grew up with to them since he was getting remarried. That meant we ended up with some of these fabulous ornaments.
|The "Ugly Green Ornament." We think it looks|
like moss growing on an ornament.
|What we call "The Christmas Turtle." |
No one in the family wanted this ornament
so we thought we should give it a home!
|Spiderman. He has string that comes from both of|
his hands so he can be suspended between branches.
|That's right. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.|
It says "Merry Christmas, Dude!" on the ornament.
|We always hang this ornament low |
because the cats love to play with it!
When we put the tree up this year, we were worried about how our puppy, Schmoo, would handle having a tree in the house so we decided to put it in the office so that we could shut the doors to the room if we needed to. The surprising thing was that Schmoo didn't seem to care about the tree at all. We brought it in from the garage and let him smell it. He figured out that it didn't have a smell and then he left it alone. In fact, the only time he seems to care about the tree at all is when one of the cats is underneath it.
|Schmoo checking out one of |
our cats, Olly, under the tree.
We usually add at least one new ornament each year, but this year we added a bunch.
|We got this moose ornament when were were on|
our honeymoon in Maine.
|And we couldn't get a moose without|
getting a lobster to go with it.
|This is the ornament I made from ourwedding program. |
I saw the idea on one of the blogs I follow (I can't remember
which one!) and thought it was a really cute idea!
|We got ornaments for each of our pets.|
Overall, I think our tree turned out really well this year.