I participated in an Ornament exchange hosted by Kathleen, here. This is my first time participating, and oh my goodness did I get spoiled. But first I have to tell you a funny story.

I got the box today, I did not recognize the return address. Well hubby and I have strict orders that if we don’t know who it is from then it must be a gift the other person ordered and to NOT OPEN. You see I am kind of a sneak (hehe). Well so this box came, I shook it and it made a pretty noise and I am thinking “What did hubby get me that rings?” I called him at work, and he hemmed and hawed (well because he could not remember, what he could have possibly purchased that rang). This was at about 3pm in the afternoon, so I sat the box on hubby’s dresser. He came home and looked at the box, and for the life of him he could not remember what he ordered (said it bugged him all afternoon). So he found me in the kitchen and said, “honey I don’t think I purchased this.” “Oh,” I said, “it must have been something I bought you.” So we stood over the box wondering who is going to see a present and who is losing their mind! Well it turned out to be from her. We laughed, realizing this system we have may not work when we really do begin to lose our memory!!

Boy Love Bears All Things spoiled me rotten this year! I got the most beautiful “Porcelain Dated Bell” and I am sure I was a pain to shop for because I really did not give many hints (not on purpose mind you). But tell me how did she know one of my tree colors was white! Just look how beautiful it looks on my tree!

Thank you so much for the beautiful ornament. You may have just started something, hmmmm it does look good on my tree….a yearly addition? We will see, but I LOVE IT!!


I totally missed another gift given to me by Mama Bear, I AM SOOO SORRY. This one even makes my heart melt EVEN MORE. She hand-stitched a beautiful ornament. Just look how special and adorable, Mama Bear thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your love is felt in every stitch I see, and you made my first ornament exchange so awesome. I am soo sorry I did not see it at first in the tissue paper~I was just so excited and giddy about getting such beautiful items!

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8 Responses to A funny story and my beautiful Christmas ornament from the exchange. *UPDATED*

  1. That is just gorgeous! Wow! You did get spoiled but you are so deserving! And what a cute story to go with it!

    God Bless!!

  2. Mama Bear says:

    Laurel, Did you throw the wrapping away because I think there is something else. Or maybe I’m losing my mind. Check please!.

  3. That story hits too close to home, LOL!! The bell is just beautiful.

  4. You really are a nerd….LOL

    The ornament is beautiful! Mama Bear did good!

    Merry Christmas friend…


  5. Kim says:

    You are BLESSED!!

  6. Angie says:

    Both are beautiful!!! How neat! I wish I had the sense to get in on this….it totally slipped my brain!!!’I love you and hope you have a blessed Christmas!!!

  7. Millie says:

    They are really so beautiful gifts! It think it should be a memorable&meaningful&joyful christmas for you!
    merry christmas!

  8. Iris says:

    Wow – those are both beautiful. And they look great on your tree for sure.

    I had to giggle when I was reading the first part of your post – could have happened in our house too – loosing our memory that is.