|We begin our five day Yule celebration opening tree ornaments on the Solstice.|
I had to take the tree down early this year. Typically, I'm a tree-up-til-New-Year's-Day kinda gal. Take it down before that, and I miss its glow at night too badly. But, for whatever reason, this year's tree was particularly sad about the whole being cut down thing, I guess. No matter how much water I offered it, it never seemed to take even the smallest sip. Its dryness I could ignore through Christmas, but its rapidly fading color the days following I could not. As Wolfman says, it'll make a terrific New Year's bonfire.
Before lighting it up, I did manage to snap photos of this year's new ornaments.
|Early in the month, Wolfman brought these two simple, plush ornaments home from his cafe: a goat for Martigan and unicorn for Ella.|
|My ornament this year had to be Wonder Woman, because that's what being a mom feels like to me. Her little ankles are dented by Martigan's teeth.|
|Wolfman's mother, Sandra, brought us two ornaments this year, both Merck Family's Old World Christmas. She gave Mads a Baby's First Christmas ornament last year (he received three altogether last year), but wanted to give him one in this collection as well--a little glass snowman wearing a glittery blue toboggan.|