I finished with the lights yesterday and unpacked boxes with ornaments and decorations. I placed a few very special items on the tree myself, then Katie came along and did hers and a whole bunch more while I watched (and dozed) from a chair. Ali and Maddy have yet to hang their ornaments.
St. Nick brought the girls S'more ornaments a few years ago and I was thrilled to find a knitter for myself this year! The cross-stitch ornament was an unexpected gift from my SIL. I always remember her giving it to me and telling me that she just couldn't resist because it was so perfect.
The inscription from Grandpa & Grandma is on the bottom of a ceramic "holiday" igloo. It has cut-out windows and colored plastic pegs that look like lights on trees when illuminated -- some of the pegs are broken, damaged or missing altogether. There's been a big crack from the bottom edge to nearly the top and I handle it with extreme care every year, wondering if it'll be the last. I imagine that when it does eventually break, I'll have not choice but to glue it together.
Katie broke (beyond repair) her 1988 ornament from Grandma & Grandpa last night. It wasn't one of her favorites, but it's still very sad. I told her that I broke mine from 1977 a long time ago, too. I still remember. It was a cardinal.