Today I wanted to share with everyone our 2009 Most Treasured Ornament. For those of you who are visiting for the first time...During the past few weeks I have been sharing with everyone a family tradition that my hubby and I started when we were first dating. Every year for Christmas, we make an ornament that commemorates or highlights special events or memories for that particular year...If you would like to see the other posts just click on the following: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. And for those who have been with me through this journey since Part 1 and have left wonderful comments, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
For this ornament I made a five-sided snowflake using my wonderful Cricut Machine and placed a picture in the center of each side. One side has our daughter's High School picture...HIGH SCHOOL!!!! Can you believe it? If you've been following this series, you know that our daughter was first accepted into this creative and performing arts program three years ago, but because of the nature of this program, entrance into High School requires an audition process, which is known to be very demanding and competitive. She auditioned for both the art and music programs, and after what seem to be an eternity, she received a letter saying she had been accepted. Yay! She did so well in both auditions that she had her choice of programs.
Since she already takes piano outside of school, she decided to accept entrance into the arts program. On this side of the snowflake I placed a tiny little art piece created by our very own talented artist.
This year has been a busy one for our 14 year old daughter. This is the year she got her very first paying job. Last year, her wonderful piano teachers, Tim and Sally offered her the opportunity to take a teaching training course. After completing the course she was hired by them to teach some of the younger students. We are so proud of her.
On this side I placed a reminder of the battle with breast cancer my youngest sister had this year, and that because of the graciousness of God, she has overcome. I am delighted to say that she is now cancer free. Definitely something to celebrate. Thank you Lord.
And on the final side, I placed a picture of us in front of a Coaster Train. It was our first trip ever on a train. Although this family outing only lasted one day, we can now officially say we've ridden a real train. Unfortunately, the monorail at Disney didn't count. :-)
On the back, outer side, I glued a ribbon with this year's date and the word "Hollywood" on it. This represents our very first trip as a family to Hollywood, California....The gold star represents all the stars we saw on the famous Hollywood sidewalks.
And last, but not least, is this little computer with my blog's button. A reminder that this was the year I started blogging. It will also represent all the wonderful people I have met and all the wonderful friendships I have made through this wonderful world of blogging.
And so there you have it, this year's Most Treasured Ornament. I just can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for us. You'll just have to wait until next year's Most Treasured Ornament to find out.
Thank you all for stopping by. I do hope you enjoyed your visit and that you come back real soon. Until next time, blessings to all.
Hugs and Kisses,