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Perfect Timing: Week 8

26 Dec

Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.

We are home for the holidays, and a few days before Christmas we helped my parents set up all the decorations. One of the most special pieces we always put up is this blue pinecone ornament, which is a family heirloom. It belonged to my mom’s paternal great grandfather, which means it’s over 100 years old. And every year, mom puts it on the tree, front and center. It’s a symbol of family, memories and love–exactly what we should all be celebrating at this time of year. I always thought it was a most unusual ornament. After all, have you ever seen a blue pinecone? But it has a special meaning in our family, and so, we continue to have a special spot for it on our tree.

Do you have special holiday decorations that mean something special to your family? Any heirloom pieces?

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Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Be sure to stop by her blog to see her shot this week: Sneak Peek.

 
 

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6 responses to “Perfect Timing: Week 8

  1. loristead

    December 27, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Really neat ornament, but it’s the story behind it that makes me smile. Love the sentiment.

     
    • mypersonalcoffeebreak

      December 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Thanks, Lori! I know it’s not the best shot, but I hoped people would take what you did from it. 😉

       
  2. Mary G.

    December 27, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Mary agrees with Mary. 😉 Both the shot & the ornament are beautiful! I really love as well that you shared a family tradition.

     
  3. Mary V

    December 26, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful ornament!!!! AND a beautiful shot!!! 🙂

     

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