I love Christmas! Everything about it!!! Except the shopping, grumpy people, and those that try to steal the true meaning and joy of Christmas! I believe in giving, just not on December 25! All year long! Anyway back to the fun!
I started a dachshund theme Christmas tree after my first Christmas season spent working at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina! Christmas is a special time at Baptist hospital! In the Brenner's Children's Hospital especially. Each unit has their own theme of trees. I saw a dog theme tree my first year there working as a Registered Respiratory Therapist! So, that sent me on the path of collecting dachshund ornaments for my tree. Well, my daughter informed me that she has cats as pets, so a few cat ornaments are added. One year we found an adorable Chow Chow ornament that looked exactly like a Chow Chow we had when the kids were toddlers. So, in Lebo's memory there is now an ornament that looks just like him near the top branch on the tree. We have lost 2 more doxies that we loved very much since I started decorating the tree so I enjoy seeing their ornaments even if it does bring a tear or two running down my cheek! I try to find a new ornament each year to add. Sometimes that is harder than user, Dachshund things sell out fast when they hit the retail market!!! Looks, like the companies would make more!!! LOL Enjoy these pictures and have a wonderful weekend!
I plan to do more decorating, make Christmas cards with my daughter, do lots of Christmas crafts, watch Christmas movies, and listen to Christmas music!