Welcome to this, the last Story Telling Sunday, Pick Your Precious of the year. Many thanks to Sian for devising & hosting this fabulous story sharing concept which has had me visiting blogs all over the globe, reading the most amazing stories causing me to laugh, cry, giggle, gasp....
Today I wanted to end with something I just love to do at this time of year which involves me seeing our "precious" & reliving & retelling moments from our lives.
What am I talking about ??
Decorating our Christmas trees :)
As we open the boxes of decorations the story of our life as a couple & a family see the light of day after 50 weeks carefully wrapped & stored away.
Here are just a few...
...we bought this bell for our first ever Christmas tree when we were first living together in 1990 I believe.
...Paul inherited this delicate birdie from his Nan & she always goes high up on the tree to keep her from harms way & little fingers!
... memories of visits to Florida with the children & friends.
...a souvenir from Birmingham's German Christmas Market which we visit every year.
... special decorations made for us by the children x
...24 of these were made for us by my Mum before we were married & although they didn't all survive the fire the ones that did have been loving restored by her for us xxx...meeting the man in red in Lapland.
I could easily go on & on recounting the memories stored delicately in the layers of tissue paper. Maybe another time.
Thank you for coming over here & reading my stories, it's much appreciated. If you hop over to Sian's blog you will find many more, so I recommend you make a cuppa & spend a few minutes enjoying the stories shared xxx