We decided to adopt the annual tradition of buying a new ornament each year (thanks to the Chens for the idea!) I'm not quite sure when we started, it might've been 2 or 3 years ago, but we've bought from Hallmark, Pier 1 and Crate & Barrel.
Today, after having lunch with the Chens, we decided to walk Laguna Hills Mall. Lucky for us, there was a Hallmark store there. It seemed like the selection was better at this store than one we visited last weekend. And they had a promotion going on too: buy two, get a Santa ornament free.
here's what we selected (not the greatest pictures, sorry):
this one's mine. they didn't have one for expecting moms so I figured Living on Baby Time was pretty appropriate.
this Peanuts trio belongs to Mike. not quite sure why he chose these, but he did.
and this Santa is eating a cookie and drinking cocoa. he was free!
and here's something fun. Mike on a motorcycle ride with Collin and Cayla.
headed off to Mike's work holiday party in a bit. I got a peek at the menu...the dessert bar is going to be hard to resist. I might just have to hand over my portion to Mike and his coworkers...