Monday, December 20, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Christmas Music Marathon Day 21

Last week I posted the three trees that are decorated by my wife (and Santa elf). each year.  Today we will take a closer look at a few of the ornaments that adorn the trees.  Here we go.

This first ornament is a ceramic that my wife painted many years ago.  It continues to be one of my favorites.

This little engine was placed on the wreath at my father's memorial service last December.  Dad worked for the Frisco Railroad for 42 years and loved every minute of it.  Trains will always be a special part of my life.

These photo ornaments are on my favorite tree in the house.  You'll have to scroll back to last week's Ruby Tuesday to get the whole story.

The ornaments above and below are from the table top tree in the study.  It has an outdoor theme.  Since I am an architect by profession, the construction worker below was the closet thing my wife could find to represent what I do.

Back to the table top tree.  The Santa above is a part of the display at the base of the "Great Outdoors" tree.  The fishing reel is one I bought my dad over 45 years ago.  It is a collectors item now.  The bear is wearing an OU helmet.  Just look at the blog sidebar to see why that is relevant.

Finally, the ornament below is from the big tree in the living room.  This tree is filled with large, shiny ornaments.  Of course, the tree is 9 feet tall and nearly 6 feet in diameter at the base, so it can handle larger decorations.  Well, I guess that sums up the ornament tour for this year.  Merry Christmas all.

Okay I can't wait any longer.  I was going to save this song for Christmas Eve, but I know most of you will be doing other things that day will not be able to stop by.  Here is another song from, perhaps the best voice in Christian music, David Phelps.  You only think you've heard O Holy Night.  Wait til you hear this.  Turn up the sound and enjoy.

If you are now giving your computer a standing ovation, that's a normal reaction.
Now, you have heard O Holy Night the way it should be sung.  Merry Christmas.


  1. Great post and your ornaments are lovely. The Santas are a favorite of mine. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  2. These little ornaments are so delightful and different! Bright and beautful! And David Phelps' presentation is simply brilliant! Incredible power in his voice!

  3. What wonderful ornaments that instill such tradition and love of family!
    Here's hoping you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas followed by New Year's dreams come true!
    I got chills listening to the music - thank you.

  4. Everything Santa is my favorite, so you know which of your ornaments I like best, right?

    Link to my Ruby Tuesday

  5. Love all your ornaments...such nice sentiments for each one. One of my favorite christmas hymns too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. You have some of the nicest decorations on the RT, I especially love the ones of the Children

  7. One of my top two favorite Christmas hymns (the other being It Came Upon a Midnight Clear)--a very powerful song. That pianist was havin' church wasn't he?! LOL Awesome!

    I was going to tell you which of the ornaments was my favorite but it kept changing with each new frame! All lovely!

    Have the merriest Christmas ever!

  8. Fantastic ornaments Driller...

    Merry Christmas to the entire Driller clan...Glad to know you and hope your holiday is safe and satisfying.

  9. First I've not a clue how I missed this. Too much running around yesterday? I don't know. Thanks for telling me I miss this post.

    Wow! This guy can sing. What range. What a voice. What feeling. What a testimonial. Excellent and I think you are right. It's going to be hard to top this one.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)