A new pig that was added for me this year along with my hippo in honor of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" song. Daughter #2s new sock monkey is peeking out from below.
My only gardening ornament that I absolutely adore given to me by an old friend.
My little girl, we brought these home from when my dad was stationed in Turkey. Lots of memories come with her and she always gets a spot, front and center.
I think my favorite part of putting up the tree is finding the perfect place for each of the special memories. We have old mixed with new in an eclectic combination. There are the favorites from Bob's childhood that his mother has passed down to him and the homemade ones that the girls have brought home over the years that we handle with care. Each year, I add new ones for the girls and I'm always on the lookout for new pigs or anything else that catches my attention. My mother always finds one for the girls that has significance for something they enjoyed that year as well. This year, Daughter #1 is all about cupcakes and the Texas Longhorns. Daughter #2 is still loving sock monkeys. It's too much for one post, so I think over the next couple of weeks I'll share some of our favorite memories with you.