Ornament Swap 2017

Ornament Swap 2017

The annual Christmas Ornament Swap is a pretty big deal in the Taylor house. No matter where in the world we find ourselves, it seems to always be a very, shall we say, competitive part of our holiday season. When we are in the States our annual ornament swap is accompanied by a lovely dinner and a night away while our boys stay with grandparents. When we are overseas the Christmas date night consists of…

  • putting the boys to bed early
  • ordering take out

  • watching a Christmas movie by the light of the tree
  • and sharing a Double Doozie from the Great American Cookie Company that just so happens to  be in our city. #PTL

Ironically, it was a Double Doozie that made an appearance in our 2015 Ornament Swap.

The competition rules are simple. Find an ornament that reminds us of our year together, talk some trash to each other prior to the swap, open the ornaments and then let you all decide who was victorious. Winner gets bragging rights for 364 days.

Ornament #1 – My mother in law gave our family a day at Ski Dubai for Christmas. There was a pretty amazing Penguin Encounter included in the day’s festivities. Not only did we get up close and personal with a few penguins, we learned a lot of interesting facts.

Our personal favorite was that penguins mate for life. When a male penguin finds the female he wishes to spend the rest of his life with he searches for the perfect pebble and presents it to the female penguin. If she accepts the stone, the penguins bond for life. If she doesn’t accept, the poor pitiful penguin is left to find someone else. Sad.

Our new found penguin information quickly led us to start giving each other a stone at random times just  to say, “I love you.”  So it was only fitting that we add a penguin ornament to our Christmas tree.

Ornament #2 –  The majority of 2017 we were working to help get the doors open for a new functional fitness gym in our city. It was quite the ride to get the doors open, but very much worth it. The gym looks amazing. Guys are loving the fitness concept. And it is beginning to make an impact on our city.

Britten has been managing and training at the gym while I have helped coach the bootcamps on private compounds a few nights a week. So it goes without saying, RG Fit was a major part of our lives and definitely worthy of commemorating with a brand logo ornament.

So, now we take it to the people. All you have to do is cast your vote to help determine the 2017 Christmas Ornament Swap. Each vote will be tallied and the winner will be announced in the coming days.

Which ornament will take home bragging rights for an entire year?

Ornament 1: Pebble Penguin Love Birds

Ornament 2: Wooden Etched Gym Logo

Please cast your vote in the comments section below or by leaving a comment on the social media outlet of your liking.

3 thoughts on “Ornament Swap 2017

  1. My vote goes to the penguin ornament! Beautiful memory and a beautiful way to be reminded of it each year! Love you all!

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