This year, we had a few more options to choose from for our tree placement. Ultimately, we decided to have it tucked into the nook created by the stairs in the foyer. It fits perfectly in that spot. The only problems that came up with this arrangement were not having a single electrical outlet in the foyer – so our cord is tucked at the base of the stairs and around to an outlet in the living room – and that the tree isn’t as visible from the outside of the house due to our solid wood front door. It can be seen in glimpses through the large, full-length sidelights on either side of the door though.
As always, I’ve decorated the tree with sentimental ornaments and those that we have picked up on various trips we’ve had, as well as the white and gold ornaments my mom gave me when I moved out of their house.
Since I last posted about our sentimental ornaments we have added a few more:
In February of 2013, we lost our crippled cat to cancer. I made a clay ornament with his paw print to always remember him by.
In March of 2013, we adopted our very first dog together. I got a paw print ornament with a 2013 tag to celebrate his first year with us.
We traveled to Denver in May 2013 for a wedding, so we picked up a Garden of the Gods ornament while we were there.
On Christmas Eve 2013, we were in the final negotiations for our new home. I bought an antique key ornament from an etsy seller to celebrate our forever home.
To celebrate Bradley starting his dream job this year with Northpoint Ministries, we made an ornament out of a tag that was on his welcome gift.
In September 2014, I found a kitten in the bushes at my grandmother’s house. She came home with me that day and we named her Shelley. The story behind her name is that she is super soft, which make me think of the ‘Soft Kitty’ song from The Big Bang Theory and the main character Sheldon (or Shelley to his mom). I got an ornament with Soft Kitty on it just for her.
View part 2 of my Holiday House Tour HERE.