This first appeared on Deb Runs on Christmas Eve 2013. I hope you enjoy…

 

Just for fun, I’m going to take you on a quick tour of our main Christmas tree.  I suppose you could say there are a few themes going on here and of course running is one of the big ones!

RunnerGirlPicOrnamentRunnerGirlOrnament

262Ornament

GottaRunOrnament

PROrnament

RunnerFigureOrnament

WeightLifterReindeerOrnament

 

I worked on this stuffed Santa during my lunch break for weeks as a surprise for Bill for our first tree after we were married…

HandmadeSantaOrnament

 

Remembering the very first Hallmark ornament my parents gave to me my freshman year of college…

BetsyClarkOrnament

 

Honoring our home state…

VirginiaOrnament

 

Remembering fondly where we spent our first two years of marriage…

UtahOrnament

 

And our third year…

ColoradoOrnament

 

Embracing my farm-girl roots…

FarmerOrnament

 

Eggshell ornament I made the year before we were married…

AngelEggShellOrnament

 

Another eggshell ornament I made…  Yeah, I can be crafty when I want to be!

SantaEggShellOrnament

 

Reminding us of the beach…

SandDollar

 

Joseph made this angel for us in preschool…

JosephOrnament

 

And Daniel made a candy cane for us when he was in preschool…

DanielOrnament

 

And of course one of many Virginia Tech ornaments that eventually found their way to the basement tree…

FightingGobblerOrnament

 

Remembering why we are celebrating this wonderful holiday…

MaryJosephJesusOrnament

 

And possibly my favorite tree trimming tradition involves these two doves that Daniel and I hang together every year.  When he was away at college, I’d decorate the tree, but keep these two doves off until he got home so we could hang them together…

ChristmasDoveOrnaments

DoveOrnament

 

Merry Christmas!

 

  • Questions:
  • If you have children, where do you put their homemade ornaments, proudly on the front of your tree or do you hide them on the back?  ~  I put J and D’s proudly on the front, but I only kept the most special ones.
  • Have you set your 2016 fitness goals?
  • Did you race this past weekend?

 

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb