I'm finally putting away the Christmas decorations! Every year, we leave the day after Christmas to spend time with my husband's family in Arizona. When we come back, it still looks like Christmas morning in our living room. This week, I've had sick kids, so my progress in cleaning up has been sllloooowww!
As I was putting things away, I decided to take some shots of our little red glass Christmas ornaments.
The year my husband and I celebrated our first Christmas together, we were poor, starving college students -- well not really starving, but definitely poor. We didn't have any Christmas decorations, so I splurged and paid probably about $5 for this little box of ornaments. That's about all we had on our tree that first year. Over the years (we'll celebrate our 20th anniversary in February), we've hung these ornaments on our tree. In all that time, only one has broken -- they've survived numerous moves and being grabbed by the little hands of our four children.
These days, these ornaments share the tree with many other decorations, but the little red glass balls will always hold a special place in my heart.