Chris found a bunch of lights and ornaments in the basement that belonged to his mother Glenda. Glenda went through a southwestern decorating phase so we were not surprised to find cactus and chili pepper tree lights. Initially I said, "There is no way those tacky lights are going on my tree," but I soon changed my tune to, "There is no way those tacky lights are NOT going on my tree."
Chris's favorite is the blow fish with a beak glued on to his lips.
Here is his face. Isn't he so cute!
My favorite ornament is the sequined stegosaurus.
There is also a matching brontosaurus.
Other classics include the dangling snake,
and the California Condor.
I got out some of my ornaments from my childhood including my very first ornament,
And finally--you can't have a tree without an angle on top!