The first year we were married I had all my ornaments that I had been collecting as a young girl stolen out of the trunk of my car. I was so devastated because all those ornaments meant a lot to me. Once friends and family heard about my stolen ornaments I began receiving ornaments as gifts which was just great. Jon and I also decided to start our own tradition of buying a special ornament for each year. The ornament we pick has to mark a special occasion or special place we visited that year. Sometimes it just happens that we end up with 2 - 3 special ornaments each year because we want to remember these events in our lives. As I hang each ornament I am reminded of these special memories. I can only hope that one day our tree will be overloaded with these traditional ornaments.
2000 - Our first Christmas together as husband and wife.
2001 - Showing our patriotism after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
2003 - Trip to Mt. Rushmore with Jon's parents. This is probably one of the best memories that we have with Larry before losing him to cancer the following year.
2003 - Josiah's First Christmas
2005 - Visit to Terry Redlin Art Center in South Dakota
2008 - Visit to Crater Lake, Oregon