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Photo of the day, day 348 the 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

This was me before I started buying pre-lit trees!

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Photo of the day, day 347 the 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

I love how I can always find an eye doctor ornament for Larry, LOL

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Photo of the day, day 346 the 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

So we’re switching trees again. This is the 4th tree I have upstairs and is an entire Precious Moments tree. The angel here is one of my abso faves.

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Photo of the day, day 345 the 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

We’re switching trees for a second. This angel is on my main tree and was made by my niece, Emma, when she was a little girl. I have 12 angels on my tree and this one is my absolute favorite. Why? because Emma made it just for her old Aunt Peg!

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Photo of the day, day 344 the 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

One of the best places we’ve ever traveled to. Great people, gorgeous vistas, Guinness!

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Photo of the day, day 343 the 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

Our hometown turf.

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Photo of the day, day 342 the 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

From the cruise the Jaeger family took in 2019 right before covid shut the world down. New Jersey to Bar Harbor or Nove Scotia.

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Photo of the day, day 341 The 25 Days of Christmas Ornaments

So, this is the second fo my four trees. Wherever we go on vacation I usually buy an ornament of the location. When Erin was in college and traveled she would buy one for me. I hang them every year on our “travels Tree,” and I’ll be spotlighting a few of the newer one andy favs in the next few days.

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Photo of the day, day 340, the 25 days of Christmas ornaments

Another story I tell every year.

So, I got married on December 26th. I know…don’t bother telling me how crazy I was.

Hubby to be was already living in Wisconsin but was coming home for a few days for us to get hitched and then we were going to fly back to WI. Someone at the clinic asked him if he was going to put up a Christmas tree as a surprise for when I returned with him. He never even thought to.

Serendipity is an amazing thing because the very next day, as he was passing the Goodwill box he passed every single day on the way to work, there, sticking out of it, was a 7-foot tree with all the trimming. So, he took it back to his apartment and it was waiting for me when I came to my new home.

This ornament was made by one of the people he worked with at the time to commemorate the event.

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Photo of the day, day 339, the 25 days of Christmas Ornaments

So, I tell this story every year.

This is an ornament of rock’em sock’em robots.

From the time I was 6 until I turned 9 I asked Santa for rock’em sock’em robots every year. I never got it. My mother finally said, look, Santa doesn’t give boy gifts to girls and that gift is a boy gift.

I was devastated.

Flash forward 2.5 decades and I am telling this story around the dinner table at my in-laws when someone asked what was the most disappointing Christmas gift you ever got or never got.

They all agreed I got sold out by a stereotype Santa.

Christmas morning we all wake up and there’s a gift under the tree for me. I unwrapped it and burst into tears. Yup. Rock’em sock’em robots.

Best Christmas ever.

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