I thought I'd share a few with you...some of you will remember. We've made many friends during the years, some of which we have never seen again since they or we moved, but you are not forgotten. We hold each of you dear in our hearts and treasure the moments we shared.
Our first Christmas tree was made up of mostly hand-painted wooden and ceramic ornaments that my mother-in-law and I painted.
Our First Christmas Together ornament from our best friends Noel and Jill Bell while we still lived in Ohio.
While in California, my mom sent this to me saying how much it looked like my 2 year old sister, Alison.
These ornaments I made out of Sequoia tree pinecones and sent to each family member with a tag that said from The Nations Christmas Tree.
And one to represent our time in Maine from Karen and Rick Chapman.
This was from Grandpa Jack for Beki's first Christmas.
A friend in Nebraska, Anne, gave me this during my quilting and sewing years!
Another set I made during my quilting years.
This one is from my piano teacher, Ms. Barbara Baker, while taking lessons in Nebraska.
A dear friend, Marlene Kniesche, and I and our girls made these angels in 1997.
While in Illinois, I really got into photography and Tonia Ham found this beauty for me a couple years ago.
Kristina Garr had an ornament exchange one year and this Santa came from Lisa Bader from overseas.
The Barbie/Princess ornaments are Beki's...she'll always be my little princess!
Hand-painted glass ornaments from my sister-in-law, Beth.
Snowball ornaments from Anthony and Ari's wedding.
This pretty hand-painted ornament was from my cousin Mandy and Brandon Powers for participating in their wedding.
...and, of course, the precious ornaments from our babies that I still proudly hang each year!