States Ornaments 2014

This year for the advent calendar treat I sent the kids on a treasure hunt each morning to find an ornament of one of our states we visited this summer.
Louisiana's ornament was this fleur de lis we bought while shopping in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
I found this alligator to represent the gator ranch we visited while in Mississippi.
These little personalized dolphins were perfect for our dolphin boat ride in Alabama.
 We found sand dollars while playing at the beach in Florida.
 We bought this turtle at Sea Turtle Center in Georgia.
At the top of the iconic light house of Hilton Head we bought this ornament for South Carolina.
 Our final ornament was North Carolina where we went to the US National Whitewater Center and the big kids rode the rapids!
Putting up the states tree has quickly become a favorite part of decorating.  With each ornament we are reminded of the fun adventures we have done in each state.  We are working on our trip for 2015 and I am excited to see what memories will be made in the coming year!

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