My sister Jessica gives such fun ornaments for stocking stuffers each year. The following five are from her, and I love every one of them!
This one is from my sister Carrie. She said that my niece Caitlyn picked it out. :)
This plaid bear is from my Aunt Barbara. She got it in Thailand when she lived there.
This next one I picked out. It's actually a set of tiny rustic churches, all in unfinished wood with copper roofs. I believe I got them at a craft store sale a long time ago. I think they're so charming.
This Santa is from my Aunt Barbara's antique store. There were a few in this set, but this is the only one that doesn't have a broken string. I need to fix the others so that I can hang them.
This is Winn's, in honor of his alma mater (go Cyclones!).
I've had this Jingle Bells one for probably about 10 years. It was part of a gift for singing in a friend's wedding.
I can't remember where I got this crocheted ball, but I think it's so delicate and lovely.
We got our first real snowfall this evening. Not too much, just a dusting. But it's the first snow that's stayed on the ground. It's beautiful out. I should know. I just got home from work, after 10:30 pm! That late of an hour is unusual in my line of work (thank goodness!), but it was a deposition with some New Jersey folks who, I guess, could only arrange to fly here for an evening gig. It's a good thing. Or else I wouldn't have been out to enjoy the quiet night and the gently falling snow and the Christmas lights on the eves of the houses I passed.