December 21 – DHD Photo A Day

Grace.

I’ve had such a great week with this sweet one, and I hate to say goodbye. While she was here she got to watch him baby sister’s music program, middle sister KSA playing basketball, and see her grandparents off on their trip to Australia.

While she was here I got to enjoy spending time with my grown-up, gorgeous daughter who is full of grace.

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December 18 – DHD Photo A Day

Ornament.

Every year we get a new ornament for our tree, and we each get the same one so one day when my girls are grown with trees of their own, they have a set of ornaments.

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Some times the new ornament has been as simple as a pretty bauble I saw at a store. Some times they are thought out and represent a significant event from the year – like the princesses from our trip to Disneyland.

This year, Harley and I took two trips. One to Philadelphia and Washington DC in March and one to Indiana and Kentucky in October. Both trips, I purchased ornaments from a couple of the different stops we made, one of which was Purdue University.

This Purdue Nutcracker is my favorite new ornament this year because I have so many great memories from our trip,  and it ties me to a part of my dad’s personal history (he is a graduate of Purdue).