We received this beautiful star ornament from our friend Emmy, who brought it back from the Netherlands for us. This is it's first time hanging on our tree and Sam was really looking forward to hanging it. We love it. Danke!
Sam has always loved Nut Crackers. When I asked him why he likes them so much he said it's because you can open and close their mouths. Three years ago I took him to the dollar store for him to do his Christmas Shopping. I'm a mean mom and I made him use his own money. When we got home he was viewing his purchases on the table and telling me who was getting what. He didn't mention who was getting the Nut Cracker. So I asked and he said he bought it for himself. It has been on our tree every year since and it will go with him when he marries.
This one will also be leaving us when he does. Last year, after Christmas, I took a turn down the ornament isle of Wal-nast. Everything was 80% off. Sam was with me so I told him he could pick out one ornament. You guessed it. He chose a ginormous bead encrusted acorn. Can you believe we got that beauty for $2?