I love decorating our tree... I have made ornaments for the children since they were young. Many of the ornaments capture all the major life events of the year -- braces on, braces off, graduations, driver's license, first fender bender... OIF. Some years, they are simply the most elegant ornaments I could find and then scripting names and years in liquid gold or silver. This might be the year that I finally fulfill the original intent -- to provide each of the children "their" ornaments for their homes and trees (after the tree comes down, of course.) I'll post pics of some of those ornaments before Christmas... right now I have to go bake (more).
Mom of a career sailor, another son (Navy vet), a newly minted physician, and a 3ID soldier (WIA 08/05) medically discharged (08/07) for severe & chronic PTSD. Married to a retired career Navy Officer. Really love my 4 sisters and my big brother. Proud PGR Member.