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CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS II

When I was growing up we moved a lot.

SEA SALT LIVING ROOM WITH RAGGY VINES
SEA SALT LIVING ROOM WITH RAGGY VINES

It was not until I was well into my twenties that I lived in any single residence longer than 3 years.

my MOM gave me this SANTA
my MOM gave me this SANTA

My childhood pledge was that when I had children of my own…they would know kids from kindergarten all the way to high school!  …they would know people long enough to see them change and grow and even get sick of them…they would have the chance to see how things ended up.

we have lived in my old country house for 12 years and our Christmas tree has never been in the same place twice!
we have lived in my old country house for 12 years and our Christmas tree has never been in the same place twice!

….and I would never lose the Christmas decorations.

TWIN VINES
TWIN VINES

Seems moving over and over again stripped my Mom of her sentimental attachment to things like photographs and Christmas decorations.

COOPER'S FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
COOPER’S FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Eventually you have to lighten your load I suppose.  I guess if you are constantly saying goodbye to whole human beings..next door best friends…the act of letting go of a few pressed handprints is child’s play.

OUR VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS HERE...2004-PHOEBE WITH HER NEW DOGGIE-DASH
CHRISTMAS 2004 – OUR VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS HERE IN MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE…TINY PHOEBE WITH HER NEW DOGGIE – “DASH”

SO…we got NEW decorations every 3 years…

NOW, each year our MIXED BAG OF CHERISHED Christmas decorations get pulled out …THEY grow with us…

LIVING ROOM AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
LIVING ROOM AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

I have given them this home…this place…to rely on…to take for granted…to be the backdrop of their sweet lives, their childhoods that have flown by…and the worn, chipped, scratched old country house with all of it’s nooks and crannies…… is one of only two houses they will have memories of…

CHRISTMAS MORNING 2013
CHRISTMAS MORNING 2013

maybe this is why i am having such a hard time getting motivated to decorate this year. If it is our last Christmas on my old country house…will I lose my decorations?

CHRISTMAS EVE AT MY HOUSE!!!
CHRISTMAS EVE AT MY HOUSE!!!
THE STOCKINGS HAND UP THE STAIRCASE UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE. I PUT THE MESSAGE BOARDS OUT EVERY CHRISTMAS AND FILL THEM WITH CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!
THE STOCKINGS HANG UP THE STAIRCASE UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE. I PUT THE MESSAGE BOARDS OUT EVERY CHRISTMAS AND FILL THEM WITH CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!

I hope not…but here is what I know…even if I lose every single vine and bobble and ball…it will still be Christmas, somewhere and I will still love creating a festive happy vibe in my home…Christmas and everyday!

Happy Holidays!

the kids as babes
the kids as babes
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