I have more Christmas stuff to post, and I'll get to it, but first...my favorite Christmas present.
When my husband bought me my diamond engagement ring about 7-1/2 years ago, he made a deal with me that I could have the diamond (he's got pretty strong moral objections to diamonds) if he never had to buy me any more jewelry again. I respected his opinions but perhaps somewhat shallowly had my heart set on a traditional diamond wedding ring. Otherwise, I'm not a huge jewelry fan - you won't find me pining away inside of Tiffany's - so I said fine to the deal. That was alright with me. And it actually has been fine with me. I have a couple of necklaces that I wear occasionally and about two pairs of earings that I wear maybe four or five times a year each so it's not that big of a deal.
Well. My dear husband totally surprised me this Christmas with the coolest necklace I've ever seen. I love it. He said he was nervous buying it because he wasn't sure I'd actually like it - it is, after all, a little silly. I think it's great. When my mom saw it, she said "oh, he knows you so well!" and agreed that it is SO me.