When I was growing up, we got to open one gift from our parents on Christmas Eve. Not just any gift, though. Each year they gave each of us a new ornament to put on the tree. Even though I knew an ornament was coming, I never knew what exactly it would be. It was always so exciting to tear open the wrapping paper and see what they had picked for me that year. Now as an adult, one of my favorite parts of decorating our tree is going back through all of these ornaments from my childhood and reminiscing about the Christmases shared with my parents and siblings. This tradition is one that Jon and I want to pass onto our children. We also decided that each year we would pick out a couple family ornaments. Here is our 2012 collection.

For Lewis:



For Marshall:



For us all:

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