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Friday, December 07, 2018

Patriotic Tree Poses

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  Today, Maggie and I thought we'd share some of the awesome poses we did in front of our Patriotic Tree.  (Mom decorates a few different trees each year, and we always have one to honor our country and our veterans.). For some odd reason, Mom thought that posing in our Santa hats would be a good idea.

"How's this, Mom?  A jaunty head tilt."
"Do I look goofy?  'Cause I feel goofy."

Oh, sure. We ROCKED it! But was that enough for her? No. She asked us to "stay" while she took a couple quick snaps of some of the ornaments ... like this one:

A button from one of our dad's old uniforms

In the days of America's frontier Army, the women used to decorate Christmas trees with the brass uniform buttons worn by their husbands. Mom loves continuing this tradition!

But back to our poses ...

"How about this?"
"Uh ... Houston, we have a problem ..."

Maggie was having some slippage issues.  Mom snapped another quick photo:

A button from one of Mom's dad's (our grandfather) old uniforms from the United States Military Academy

Mom let Maggie switch into "bandana mode", but then ... it's like Maggie's slippage problem was contagious, and ...

"Mom?  A little help here!"
"Good, Mom.  Much less goofy."

Yeah.  Mom decided to let us both go bandana style and to quit trying to get ornament shots:

"So much better!  Big finish, Mags!"
"Wouldn't it have been easier to do bandanas from the get-go?"

I think Maggie was right.  "Bandana mode" is the way to go -- don't you?



  1. LOL LOL "A jaunty head tilt." that was priceless ladies.
    I agree with Cammie Bandanna mode is the way to go.
    I always love your themed trees
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. Sorry Maggie it was you who suggested the Bandanna...

  3. oh my I LOVE you both in those hats and your trees are gorgeous! What a fun tradition!

  4. We actually love both looks, but...if it was us, we would also say bandanas are the way to go!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  5. We sort of like the Bandit Bandanna look:) Beautiful tree - nice way to honor our country.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. Your trees are gorgeous and the button ornies are so very special! You look great in your hats and in your bandanas and so very festive, girls!

  7. What a wonderful tree and tradition. Of course the amazing models really helped rock it!

  8. We love the button tradition!
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. We love all your decorations! Your home is a very festive place!

  10. I love the history and tradition behind the button ornaments! Good job posing, Girls even when the Santa hats had a mind of their own!