So although I’ve posted all these ornament projects, I actually wasn’t planning on photographing my whole tree, because I’ve tried before and failed sadly–my dark basement living room makes for pretty regrettable pictures (I take all my photos in my kid’s room, which is the lightest room in the house). But several of you have mentioned wanting too see the whole tree, and I just can’t say no. So I borrowed my bro’s nice camera, and this is the best I could do (thanks again Cory and Katie!)
My tree is bright and happy, which is just my holiday flavor. I dig lots of color, cheering those two worn out friends Red and Green by inviting the whole color family to the party. Most of the ornaments have been made by me over the years, which I’ll admit is pretty “homemade” looking, but I prefer the festive euphamism “folksy”.
Here’s me trying the famous pinterest Christmas tree effect. I hate the placement of my ornaments here!! I redid after I saw the pictures…
All my new ornaments fit in with the old crowd just swimmingly.
My borax names look so great.
The ornaments from years past were glad to have some new faces hanging around.
You’d think I would take the time to move the baby toy and space heater from the view. Nah.
Thar ya haf it. Nothing fancy; just cozy and homey(made).
Tomorrow Tiny has another big surgery; this time to insert a gastric tube into her tummy. I know, I know. Last time I updated I was talking about nursing! SIGH. By now it’s pretty clear that she’s still aspirating, and for some reason we still don’t know, she is unable to protect her airway (lack of sensory?), and the milk just goes down the wrong tube. So tomorrow she’ll get a tube put directly into her tummy, and we’re hoping that will give her more freedom, and start her on the track to oral feeds. Who knows though. It could be this feeding tube is going to be a part of our lives for a long time. I hope not, but I’m trying to be okay with whatever. I just want her to be happy and free of pain. I’m actually really nervous about this surgery, although I’m not sure why. They said it won’t be as painful as the cleft repair, so that’s good. It’s always hard, but I guess I’m feeling more nerves than usual. That reminds me, I need to find some project to take with me…