Have you ever noticed how crazy things happen sometimes, like when your past catches up with you? Whether it's going home for the holidays, visiting your old stompin' grounds, or just catching up with someone who used to be part of your life, nostalgia creeps in and sometimes catches you quite unaware. I guess it's just that time of year where memories are tied to things and events.
As I decorated my Christmas tree, I rediscovered ornaments that a dear friend of mine made for me when we were barely teenagers (yes, Amy, I still have that felt bear). My Mom gives us at least one ornament every year (as I may have mentioned before), so there are a lot from her, including the reindeer in the photo. I hang a snowman-and-gingerbread-man, construction paper garland from my best friend's kids. The sled on the right side of the photo acted as a place card at one of the many tables that my Aunt, who taught tole painting set when we had family Christmas at her house (it says 1975).