Shannon Stacey

Retro Shan: My ornaments, let me show you some

(We decorated the tree last night and I wanted to share some of my favorite ornaments, but I’m a little busy this weekend. This is a post from the Christmas 2007 season, but it’s all still true, so I’ll start with this and then share a few more ornaments over the coming weeks.)

So, in the spirit of ho-ho-ho-ing, I’m going to share a few favorite ornaments from my tree with y’all. I adore my tree, and every single ornament on it is there because it means something. And I just realized I don’t have a picture of the entire tree loaded yet. Maybe another day. But for now, my favorite funky ornaments:

Yellow as Darth Vader. Star Wars & chocolate…dude, it don’t get better than that.

Our personal philosophy is that every tree should have a frog driving a train. Actually, trains are a big deal in our house and many of our decorations revolve around them. The husband models brass HO scale B&M and the boys share his passion. I live with their passion to the point I even got married in my beautiful “King & I” dress in a refurbished freight house.

I’ve had this one longer than I’ve had my kids. His balloons say “YA-HOO!” and “IT’S CHRISTMAS!”.

The Dunkin Donuts munchkin box. :coffee:

And here we have a Rudolph constructed years ago by the tall kid from popsicle sticks. And peeking through it is Lego Spiderman. Spiderman’s having a lot of fun this year, hiding in the tree, moving constantly. Occasionally whoever hid him will forget where and I have to give the tree a little shake until he falls out the bottom. (One good reason to be thankful for the artificial tree this year. The short kid’s already caused his share of tree-shaking.)

And the husband and I will occasionally put forth the obligatory “stop messing with the tree”, but I’m already looking forward to the day my boys and their families come for Christmas and somebody says “remember the year Spiderman kept running around the tree, hiding, and the whole month before Christmas we played Tree Hide-and-Seek with him?” and we’ll laugh.

4 comments to “Retro Shan: My ornaments, let me show you some”

  1. limecello
      · December 4th, 2009 at 11:19 am · Link

    >.< so wrong but uh – looks like yellow isn't just dressing up, he's cross dressing with those lips O_o

  2. Shannon
      · December 4th, 2009 at 11:25 am · Link

    OMG, it totally does. Maybe it’s just a bad pic. I’ll have to look at him again.

  3. Shannon
      · December 4th, 2009 at 11:26 am · Link

    Nope, his lips really look like that. Yellow will never be the same. :lol:

    Yellow as Darth Lady Ga-Ga?

  4. limecello
      · December 4th, 2009 at 11:34 am · Link

    lol lol lol yellow’s life is performance art!!!

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