I call Christmas in July! After all July 1st is tomorrow and it’s my blog, so I can do that. Right? Right? *wink* Plus, you all know that I LOVE Christmas. It’s by far my most favorite holiday. I do also really like Halloween, but I’m pretty sure you know that already, too. There’s just something about the Christmas season. All the Christmas decorations, Christmas smells, and ChristmasLightsEtc.com sales this month. What’s not to love? Anyway, today you are in for a real treat. Are you ready for it? I’ve decided that I’m going to share with you a part of my life that I’ve never done before. I’m going to share with you something from my family blog. A hush falls over the crowd and then… The crowd goes wild! Some of you may not know this about me, but before this blog I was actually already a blogger. I had a little family blog that I maintained while we were living in San Antonio, Texas. Far away from family and friends. I should specify that I mean prior friends. We did make friends in San Antonio. I’m not that anti social. *wink* We lived in SA for 6 years. I started a blog to share our lives and growing family with loved ones who lived elsewhere. My very first blog posting was on April 8, 2008. This was exactly 6 days before Banjo was born. So I have been blogging for quite the long while. For my Christmas in July special I’ve decided to share with you an excerpt from my little blog. And here it is…
Monday, December 1, 2008
O Eclectic Tannenbaum – I love Christmas ornaments!! I’ve always been fascinated by the way the glass ones glint and reflect the lights. My mom was always one of the room-mothers when I was in elementary and she would give out these great handmade ornaments at the class Christmas party. I have one creative mother! However, why is the grass always greener…or in this case someone else’s Christmas tree always greener? I will admit that while I was growing up there were some years I envied others’ Christmas trees. They were all fancy and put together right out of a decorator’s magazine. Our tree was always quite eclectic. We put our school made ornaments on the tree no matter how they looked!
My brother and I even had our own box of ornaments to place on the tree. These were random ornaments we had collected over the years; first Christmas, special ornaments, gift ornaments, etc. We had so much fun picking just the right branches to hang our ornaments! Looking back I wonder why I ever had Christmas tree envy??? We had a great tree and a great family tradition! One that I will always remember and hold close to my heart. My parents made sure that it was about us feeling special and included around the holidays. And the tree itself displayed how we had grown over the years. I’m so thankful to my parents for instilling in me these valuable traditions and for giving me the type of tree that I want my own children to have!