Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Past

Hello Everyone!
This year too much has been happening and we were
not able to decorate our usual two Christmas trees.
I miss having them up but it worked out better this way.
I thought I would take you on a tour of Christmas
photos through the past few years at our home.
Our ivory and gold tree in the formal dining room.
This one has Lenox and Thomas Kinkade ornaments.
It has a warm and welcoming glow as you enter.
All photos enlarge when clicked.
The fun and whimisical *red* tree in the living room.
I like having two contrasting style trees.
Who knows maybe I will even add a third tree one day.
Christmas *2006*
Christmas *2007*
Christmas *2008*
Christmas *2009*
This year we used our Marine Corps Ball photo for cards.
Thanks for strolling down memory lane with me.
Who knows where we will be next Christmas....:)
I definitely see a big move happening for us in 2011.
Have a wonderful week!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, those trees were beautiful as I knew they would be and great photos of y'all.

Deanna said...

Merry Christmas, Melissa!
Lovely decorating.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Melissa, every single year I think you get more beautiful! And of course your hubby gets more handsome1 I think 2011 is going to be a very good year!
Have a pretty day!

Liz said...

Hi Melissa!

Beautiful photos! I especially love the ones of you and your hubby, very sweet!

Any ideas where you might move next year? A new move is always exciting and I’m envious that you will get to decorate a new, fun! XOXO ~Liz :)

Angela said...

The 2010 Christmas Card Pic is Awesome! I love that Lenox Tree! Very Elegant!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's wonderful that you've taken the photos over the years to enjoy! I appreciate your husband's service to our country! Give him an extra hug for me! ♥

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, there's no decorating going on here this year. :-) I do well to empty one more box...and I honestly think they multiply at night. I'm so exhausted and my knees are killing me so it's a slow go.

Hope you're having a great holiday season!


Richella said...

What a wonderful stroll down Memory Lane!

So a big move is coming up for y'all, huh? I've loved the thought of your being a "neighbor" here in North Carolina. Wish I could meet you in person before you leave!

Blessings upon you this Christmas!

Melanie said...

Your trees are beautiful and I like that you have two different styles. Maybe next year you can decorate and add a third one to the mix:) Have a good week.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Melissa, A move is always exciting! Can't wait to see where you go! I never had a red tree, but after seeing yours I can understand the appeal! Your kitty is so cute in those pictures. He/she does not look happy but definitely funny!! Linda

Designs on 47th Street said...

Beautiful trees and beautiful you. I loved seeing the pictures. I also loved moving every single time! I was a good Air Force wife for that reason if nothing else! ;)


Dan said...

I really enjoyed your photos from Christmases of the past! I hope you have a wonderful week!


Traci said...

I love both of the trees & all of y'alls pictures are great!

Pam said...

What beautiful trees. How exciting that you will be moving. Another house to decorate!!!

Denise said...

Oh wow, I can't imagine leaving that beautiful house, but if you have to I hope you find somewhere just as wonderful... well no matter where I know your loving touch will make it 'home' again.
Love all your Christmas past photos Melissa, you guys are such a sweet couple. Gotta laugh at Chestnut in some of those pics though ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Evening my Dearest friend...girl I really loved seeing pictures of you and A through the years...and girl you have not aged a bit and Chestnut has not lost an ounze of weight ha ha!! still say that cat looks like a Lion...Loved seeing your beautiful trees...Many Blessing to you and mister...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Amy Kinser said...

Wonderful taking that trip with you.

Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

Your trees are gorgeous only to be outdone by the handsome couple!! It's nice to see people in love!!!

xinex said...

Wonderful photos of you and your hubby, Melissa, and the trees are gorgeous!...Christine

Benita said...

Beautiful pictures of you & your hubby Melissa!! It sounds like you will be moving in the new year ~ I can't wait to see your new adventures !!
Merry Christmas ♥

Blue Creek Home said...

Love both of the trees...the red one is so fun.
The two of you look better every year!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your trees and you look stunning

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for the tour...I loved the trees, so beautiful and your guys each year,,you just get better looking every year and the cat stays just as fat as the year him! LOL

Joyce said...

I enjoyed the tour...I'm the daughter of a Marine and I loved seeing your MC Ball pics : )

Have a Merry Christmas!

Paula said...

Beautiful pictures! I loved seeing all of your trees annual Christmas photos. You are moving?? How exciting!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful trees and a beautiful couple!!

I have 14 trees!!

Debbie@ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Audrey said...

Melissa, your trees are beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing your pictures of Christmas past. Merry Christmas!!


Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I love this memory Christmas visit. You and your husband are such a beautiful couple. Stunning in your dress and his dress uniform. What a wonderful time for you. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home.

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

very pretty!! you and your hubby are too adorable together ♥

A Hint of Home said...

You both look so gorgeous all dressed up!
The trees are beautiful.


All your trees are beautiful and speaking of beautiful, you and your hubby make a beautiful couple!
Gwenny said...

YAAAAY!!! I have been DYING for you to get it! I hope it matches everything! Was it CRUMBLED? Hope not! Your Pics are sooo pretty! Warm and welcoming! Love you GirlFriend!


Jen said...

What a nice stroll...I enjoyed it.
Believe it or not, I miss moving! We moved 12 times during my husband's career and I would do it again. I like change and experiencing new things. However, there is a time for everything.


Trish said...

Look at you miss skinny minnie looking all good with your sexy man!!

I love your trees!!!!! Wish I could have lots of trees as well!!! This year was fun for us because the boys wanted to help decorate the tree and so the bottom of the tree was littered with ornaments and Jack put all the santas together because they were having a party!!! haha too funny!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Beautiful Melissa....I love having more than 1 tree as well. Your ornaments are beautiful. I love that one is light and neutral and the other very bold....great contrast! This years holiday card looks wonderful!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Beautiful Melissa....I love having more than 1 tree as well. Your ornaments are beautiful. I love that one is light and neutral and the other very bold....great contrast! This years holiday card looks wonderful!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such beautiful trees and great pics of y'all. I’m having a Christmas Open House on the 16th…you love to have you join in!


Liz@ said...

Very your pictures of you and your spouse. A big move ha? Hmmm.....curiosity runs wild!!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

How lovely to take this stroll through your Christmases past! Beautiful decorating and beautiful photos, Melissa {you're such a beauty!!}

Merry Christmas!

Jenni said...

Those Christmas trees are beautiful! And the pictures of you and your husband are so sweet. :)

I am visiting from Erin's blog at Like Grandma's, and wanted to say hello! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season so far!

{Beautiful Nest}

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Melissa, It has been a busy season this year! I didn't have time to put our traditional tree in the dining room ... it's kind of sad but I'm happy with the new tree in the living room. I hope you are happy with your tree as well because it is beautiful. And you and your hubby look amazing together!

All That Glitters said...

Hey miss sweet melissa!!! I've been a big blog slacker. I miss you though!!! Your trees are gorgeous!!! Merry christmas!!!


Delchick41 said...

Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year to you both Melissa! I know that no matter where life takes you, you will have a lovely home.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Ohhh Melissa...I had a wonderful time going down Memory Lane with you!!! Your home and your Christmas trees is just gorgeous! And...I really loved getting to see ya'll's Christmas photos...from the different years! You guys make the cutest couple ever!!! I received my Christmas card from you and just adore it!!! Thank you so much for the sweet photos of ya'll...and I love the photo of you in your Marine Ball gown! You are such a beautiful woman, sweet friend...inside and out!!! I am sooo blessed to know you!!!

Love ya, sweet friend!

Button said...

Those trees are wonderful. Semper Fi and Merry Christmas.