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Our Yearly Christmas Ornament Tradition!

Traditions are what keep families together, grounded, and in the end create the warm fuzzy memories that we carry into our adult lives. I will be writing a more elaborate post on family traditions for Christmas eve but I thought I would share this one family tradition that we have created together. Every year we get an ornament that has our names and the year written on it. Many of these ornaments have come from our yearly trip to the Yankee Candle store in MA. Its not an elaborate tradition but its fun to see them on the tree every year and Hannah holds them up as she is putting them on the tree especially mentioning the one that we got in NY city that both her name and mine are a little smudge but of course daddy’s is perfect! Its not the expense or fan fare that makes something important or memorable, its the heart of it, the family building part of it that will make its meaning last longer than Joel and I will be around to continue it!

Wedding present from my Grandmother Claire Lavallee

2008 – Wedding present from my Grandmother Claire Lavallee

 

2009 We didn't even get this one written on.... Novices

2009 –¬†We didn’t even get this one written on…. Novices

2010 - Our tradition not set yet.... Just our last name.

2010 – Our tradition not set yet…. Just our last name.

2011 - Here we go.... first of many with our names.

2011 – Here we go…. first of many with our names.

2012 - Three frogs.

2012 – Three frogs.

2013 - I love this one!

2013 – I love this one!

2014 - Our trip to NY was in Dec. of 2014 so we bought this one to remember the trip... This is the one with smudged names.

2014 – Our trip to NY was in Dec. of 2014 so we bought this one to remember the trip… This is the one with smudged names.

2015 - We got this one because we can't wait to have our own beehives! lol

2015 – We got this one because we can’t wait to have our own beehives! lol

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