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Thursday, December 11, 2008

O Christmas Tree

So... the Husband and I were running a tad late in the decorating department this year. Fortunately, the Tongginator didn't even bat an eye when I pulled out our Advent Calendars on December 9th.

I know, I know.

There is nothing you can say to make me feel worse than I already do. I'm just relieved that the Tongginator showed so much patience. If she took after her momma and her aunt KitKat, she'd have already given up and built her own Christmas tree out of Legos or Lincoln Logs.

Or possibly a couple of shoeboxes, games, a jewelry box and baskets. Oh, and a Rubik's Snake formed in the shape of a cross - acting as the tree topper.


I'd like to say that we worked so hard on this creation because my momma took too long putting up the Christmas tree one year. Unfortunately, I can't. Because this picture? My momma took it in the summer of 1982. Yes, y'all, I said the SUMMER.

Merry Christmas... in July.

For more embarrassing holiday memories, check out Sincerely Fro Me To You at We Are THAT Family.

23 comments:

Liza's Eyeview said...

That's one creative Christmas tree! and on July!!!! LOL!

OH MY #6 said...

that is so funny. How cute.

Have the best day. You have given me a nice smile to start my day. Ya gotta love sisters.

Lea
xo

Happy Mommy said...

Thats really funny! Did she have you girls put on the coats for effect?

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love that! It's PERFECT!

Momto3 said...

Thanks for making me smile!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

that is a great pix of the oldies..how clever!

Heather said...

Growing up in the Bible-belt South, I can testify that Christmas in July is a real event. I've never seen one enacted with coats, however. Probably because some years we don't even wear coats for the December Christmas :)

T said...

the coats are a nice touch... but my fave part has to be the tree "trunk" that's a Barbie Corvette... I wanted one of those badly... I didn't have or want a Barbie, but the car was COOOOOl :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love Christmas in July!!!

I actually was thinking this picture was taken on Chrismtas Morning....thought that might be all the gifts Santa left!!

You are a riot....the jackets added just the right touch:)

Lisa

Tammy said...

LOL!! Let's just skip the clothing and move right along to two things in the background that I loved... the Snoopy lunchbox and the small little rubber Smurf figurine. I recently found a few of mine in a box.

marky said...

LOL, were you roasting in that winter gear? funny post!

We are THAT Family said...

That's awesome and something my older two would do. Shhhh....don't give them any ideas!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

The coats are cracking me up. You all were creative!

Steffie B. said...

Love the picture...brings back memories...I so remember the Nike boxes like that and the coats....I have things up in my house but not like I usually do.....oh well....lol

kia (good enough mama) said...

Hahahahaha! I LOVE it. Man, some of those toys bring back memories. Good and bad. ;)

Michelle said...

OK, may I just give Tonggu Grammy a little love here? I mean, you have more organized photos from your youth than anyone I know. The key word... organized. Oh, my mom has them alright, but I'd have to start digging through the drawers to get them. Tell TG thanks because your flashback photos always make me smile.

Monica said...

I always get a kick out of your childhood pictures!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Actually, Michele, I must thank the Colonel (my daddy) for this. Can you believe it? My momma did have them fairly organized, but a couple of years ago the Colonel scanned many of our childhood pictures and placed them on a photo CD. It was his Christmas gift to us. Isn't he amazing?

(How's that Daddy? Do you still need more photos? I know that you told your son-in-law just last night that I was falling behind in the Colonel photo department again.)

mommy24treasures said...

wow your daddy is amazing to have done that! What a wonderful gift.

On a sidenote from this post I want to say I admire your character and you deleting a post on your blog that you meant no harm with because you don't want to hurt someone else is indeed an honorable admirable gesture.
Hugs
Connie

Sharie said...

We played a lot of church and library at my house, but I don't think we ever thought of playing Christmas...so you've been creative your entire life!

Janet said...

There is nothing wrong with pulling out your advent calendars late....you can eat a WHOLE BUNCH of the candies at once...:-)

Alena said...

Nice photo..! Merry Christmas..

Michelle said...

My apologies to the Colonel for assuming it was TG. What a fantastic gift from your father! I think my memories of my youth would be very limited without being able to see photos of special times and events. That is a gift that will be treasured forever.