My tree speaks...

Do your trees speak? If so, what do they say? I decorate three trees in my house.
A homemade ornament tree, a kids tree and our family tree.
The one pictured is our family tree and this is what it says...

One ornament tells us...Jesus Christ was born to a virgin in a lowly manger...but is the KING of kings and our SAVIOR!
and the nail we hang on the tree says...Jesus was nailed to a cross, beaten and scorned for our SIN

The gold pinecone came from Thomasville, GA where I spent many summers and holidays with my amazing Grandparents

The little gold apple is from our very first Christmas tree in a little apartment in Casselberry where we could see "Rachel's gentlemen club" from our balcony...oh,'s true! But it's where we came from...where we started...

The glittery "A" ornament says I am very blessed to have wonderful friends in my life who know me and love me unconditionally.

The ski lift, money wreath, lighthouse, Mickey ball, shells, painted Caribbean ball, starfish, Statue of Liberty, Baby's first Christmas, Ice cube snowman, personalized coffee mugs...they all say...what a incredibly blessed life we have! Sure, it reminds us of the places we have visited and the fun we have had on those trips or the reminder we have had two beautiful kids who had their First Christmas's with us! It's not an "all-put-together-matchy-matchy" tree. But to makes me feel grateful and full of joy when I look at our tree. It's about the memories we have created and the life God has paved out for us so far.

Monday night I am having a homemade ornament party and I can't wait to blog about it, show pictures and tell you what is says!


Lee Ann said...

What a beautiful blog entry, Ashley. A friend of mine lost her house to a tornado a few years back. She said the things that she mourned the loss of the most were her Chrismtas ornaments from vacations and the ones her children made her over the span of 25 years. You are right.....they represent our lives!!!
Happy Ornament Party! :-)

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