Monday Listicles

Merry Christmas!

Ho ho hope you are having a wonderful time over the holidays, making memories and loving one another. Perhaps you even added a new Christmas decoration on your tree? Because this is what we are talking about this week. Kelly suggested a list of 10 ORNAMENTS ON YOUR TREE AND STORIES BEHIND THEM. Isn’t that wonderful?

Last week was fun and you listed some pretty fancy music for us all. Thank you RachÊe, Mrs RKFJ and Stephanie for suggesting a great topic.

You have been sending me many great ideas for future Listicles and next week it is Kate’s turn to choose. She twitted me three suggestions in one day so feel free to choose:

Have a lovely Christmas Eve my friends!
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. I bought our Christmas tree on a work trip to Kuala Lumpur. With it I picked up a few boxes of red baubles. They were the only ornaments as we celebrated our first Christmas as a couple in Bahrain.

2. Next year my husband’s aunt send us each a special ornament to represent what we love the most.
Pretty stiletto for me.

Wine for him.

3. Same year I picked up this one at JFK.

4. And this one I could not resist. We were already on a waiting list for Big M who was born in spring of next year.

5. After I returned from my vacation in NY I went to Nepal for work. I stopped at my favorite store in Katmandu to buy some presents for the family. As I was picking out pashminas the store owner asked me about my plans for next year. I told him we were hoping to start a family and he gave me this bell to make a wish. I got pregnant a few months later. This ornament is still one of my favorite presents ever.

6. My mother-in-law sends us ornaments every year. This one is my favorite.

7. This is my husband’s family tradition. One green pickle, send to us the year we got married to be hidden on the tree and found on Christmas day.

8. Our town. We got it the first year we moved here.

9. Little J’s buddy brought him this handmade ornament in South Africa last year.

10. Ornaments Little J made in the past few years:

24 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you so much for picking a wonderful topic Kelly. I am so sorry the post was not showing up after I published it tonight. I did not notice it 🙁

  1. Twitter: dkotucker
    Beautiful photos as always with wonderful memories to match!

    I leave the tree decorating to my husband (first mistake). He is a minimalist soooo needless to say I couldn’t find any of my favorites on the tree this year. *sigh*

    Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to you and yours! D
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  2. This was a great topic that I was so hoping to join. I’m sitting next to my tree, tracing the origins of every ornament and enjoying some peace and quiet. Happy we are both on the west coast and I can still wish you a Merry Christmas on time 🙂
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  3. Twitter: rorybore
    Love it when a tree is decorated with pretty baubles that have a story to tell. My own has ornaments I have been given us gifts, or purchased myself; ones I made when I was a child and ones I have made with my own children. And lots of Disney that I bought for the kids one year (kinda hoping that one is grown out of soon).
    Since I am not at home, I couldn’t take pictures and do the list this week! kinda sad about that. The tree my mom did for the kids is sooo boring…..all the decorations were chocolate. so naturally, no picture of those either. haha.
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  4. Oh, this is a fabulous list prompt – so sorry I missed it! I may have to do it anyway when we take down our tree because it is just too much fun to pass up!

    You have some very cool ornaments – love the wine moose and one from South Africa especially.
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