Wednesday, December 23, 2009

25 Days of Christmas Ornaments- Day 23

We bought this ornament in the Spring of 2006. I was 3 months pregnant with Julia and we were on vacation out West. We had cancelled our vacation because I was too sick to travel, but three days we were originally scheduled to leave, I suddenly started feeling better and we rebooked our tickets to Las Vegas. Our ultimate destination was a little town called Independence, California where our friends work for the National Park Service, but we spent a night in Las Vegas on the way back home. We had 12 hours to kill our last day since we took the red eye home so Sam would sleep. (He was 18 months old at the time).

There is plenty to see and do in Las Vegas for 12 hours so we kept ourselves plenty busy. I was so glad to be feeling human again and Sam loved all the sights and sounds of the city. Our only souvenirs came from the M&M store. I'm guessing I'm probably not the only one who can say that. It's impossible to leave there without something. We got Sam a T-shirt and we picked out this ornament for our tree. Now that Sam is 5, we have allowed him to start watching the StarWars movies so he's claimed this ornament for his tree.
Despite what the picture of his tree shows, it now resides at the very top of the tree, right next to the star on his "waiting chain".


  1. LOVE his tree & the neat waiting chain idea! I haven't been the best at commenting but I've read every post and smiled, laughed and enjoyed them all so much. Thanks for hosting such a fun event!

  2. How cool!! We got B M&M socks when we were in Vegas last:)

  3. Oh cute! My hubby's softball team may take us to Vegas for the National Tournament this year, and at least there will be one place I can take my children! M&Ms are pretty tame :o)
    Star Wars was on TV today, but we didn't let James watch it...not sure he's ready yet. Being 5 seems like a good goal!


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