Monday, December 15, 2008

Trim up the tree

Every year, Lani and I have exchanged Christmas ornaments. Some have been store-bought, but most have been homemade. For some reason, most of the ones Lani has given men have been related to running. We try to make our ornaments meaningful in some way. Lani always has very awesome and creative ideas. This year, she did not disappoint. Her ornament for me commemorates two running accomplishments this year. I'm not sure what they're called, but she took some little glass rock-type things, glued some magazine cut-outs to the back, and strung them together on a ribbon for an absolutely incredible finished product. One side commemorates my running the Boston Marathon, and the other side commemorates my running a 4:59.95 mile.I had yet to make Lani a running ornament, simply because she had never done much running. However, this year, Lani really got into it. She'd often get up wicked early to meet her friends for a run. Even now at 5 months pregnant, she is still running. So to commemorate her new life as a runner, I made this:I used the same idea with the glass rock thingys, and used paper clips to sculpt a little pregnant runner (that's a picture of Lani's face and a cartoon picture of a fetus behind the glass). I'm pretty proud of my creation.

On a different Christmas/running note, we recently went to a Christmas party where Santa was on hand, and my oldest asked for--get this--running shoes! How cool is that?!

8 comments:

Marlene said...

Those ornaments are both awesome! What unique and thoughtful ideas.

Ted said...

Brilliant ideas on those ornaments. I love it !!! Cute of your kid who wants running shoes for Xmas. You both have definitely influenced your kid.

Pat said...

love the ornaments.

wmd said...

those are some great ornaments! My wife and I want to start making our own ornaments over the years and this has sparked some inspiration!

The Laminator said...

Loved those ornaments. Your oldest is smart...if Santa asks, I want running shoes too!

SuperDave said...

How cool! Love the pregnant ornament, very clever..

Brianna said...

Those are amazing ornaments - something you'll look back on fondly 20 years from now when you decorate your tree.

The Fifes said...

i LOVE them! I didn't know you were so creative, reid! Way to go!