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Monday, December 3, 2007

My little angel



So it's that time of year again, we pulled out the tree, yes it's fake. I thought I'd never have a fake tree ever but we got it free and it really is easy, less mess, and safe! So I start pulling out all the ornaments with the kids telling them about all my favorite ones. Then I pull her out, my little sentimental beauty, my angel. Every year Steve and I go at about how ugly she is and how much he hates her! Christmas is about family traditions, right?
I had this angel on my tree growing up until my mom upgraded and I had my own place and she gave her to me. Yes she's from a craft fair and made out of a paper towel roll but she's beautiful to me and represents my childhood Christmas memories. We didn't have alot of money growing up but somehow my mom always made Christmas special and memerable, except the year we ended up at Denny's, who knew everything was closed on Christmas, it's o.k. mom cuz even that is a great memory!
Any ways I convinced him yet again that this year will get a new tree topper at the after Christmas sales. That's worked every year so far but lucky for me he forgets and we pack her up till next year! I think this really will be her last year, he was pretty adament about not waiting and getting something this week. He wants a star. Wait till he sees how expensive tree toppers are then I think she'll be around till New Years.

7 comments:

Kate said...

She's so beautiful. ;) Those sentimental touches are what make holiday traditions so special. You are soooo funny, and you have the biggest heart. I loved your testimony yesterday about keeping Christmas real- sooo true.

Mom said...

How did I get so lucky? You are a special daughter, and that angel has so many great memories for me also, and yes are chritmas were all wonderfull to me,even the time we had are christmas meal at Denny's, who knew nothing else was open? at least it's been a good laugh, Hey?

MaryAnn said...

My oarents have/had ornaments like that! Maybe it brings back bad memories fir him. lol

Tiffany & Annabella said...

Nikster don't you dare get a new tree topper!!! That one is great and it has real value. I love the things your mom makes, Maybe you can get her to make me one, we just don't have a topper since they are very expensive. Memories are what christmas is about (oh ya and Christ):) Miss ya

Melissa C. said...

Maybe I shouldn't mention this, but I bought a star tree topper for the kids' 4 foot tree at Target and it was only $10. And it's actually nice looking. :) Anyway, I think the angel is great. I LOVE all my ornaments from when I was a kid, and even though some of them are pretty lame, they hold so many memories!

Nicole said...

Nikki, you're so cute! I love your sentimentality. Did I spell that right? Anyway, I think it's sweet that it means so much to you, and that makes it beautiful. I wonder which one of your boys will want to inherit her for their first tree?

concerned father said...

Like the Father in Fiddler on the Roof. Traditions! Traditions! Where does it end! Where does it end! Sometimes it just needs to end and start a new one. Most likely something didn't have sentimental value until you had an argument about it, and then all of a sudden its soooo important. Jk but it would be nice to have a star, we can make a nice sentimental star by the kids if that will help.