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Christmas w/ the Kiengkhams: our holiday ornaments + festival of trees

It's our first Christmas together as husband and wife, but for a double dose of happiness it's our first Christmas together in our first home! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I'm so happy to decorate our very own home.

In the other posts, we showed you our lights.Today I wanted to share our Christmas ornaments on our first tree. First, this tree was given to us by our friend. She was so sweet enough to give us this beautiful faux Kennedy fir tree. We decorated our first tree with our favorite plaid bows. These were handmade by us! Other handmade ornaments were given to us. The 2012 ornament is from a year ago, but I love it because of it being a handmade ornament from my brother. My friend Joann handmade the colorful sequin ornament, given to me as a birthday gift. I love sequins! Souwan's friend Brenda handmade the train with Santa. She is very talented and patient painting it. The two last ornaments, one is a classic glass holly ornament given by our neighbor. I was excited to finally meet her during elections. A brilliant lady and sweet neighbor. The last, but most important was our Mickey and Minnie ornament. We visited Disney World this past summer and got to visit Disney Downtown's Christmas store where we picked up this memorable ornament. It will always remind us of our first Christmas together and our wedding day.

A couple of weekends ago, my husband took me downtown to see the Festival of Trees. I am always up for going to our downtown to see the lights and Christmas festivities. It is such a beautiful time in our downtown.The Festival of Trees was held at our Trolley Barn. Schools and companies decorated trees in themes and were displayed for all of us to vote. I'm always impressed with the various themes. My husband and I enjoyed all of the trees and had a challenge voting for our favorite. It is also very fun to take your family too. Kids really enjoyed the themed trees. Take a look at some of the trees we saw. Maybe even guess the theme?


Calling the gods for snow on Christmas? Life imitating art? I'm not sure. Just us being us! Goofs.



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