There is a garden store in Omaha called Mulhall’s. It isn’t far from our house but I had never been there before. I heard a radio advertisement saying they had European glass ornaments and then saw a post on Facebook they had live reindeer until Dec 19th….well, I figured I should go. Lily and I went on a Monday during the middle of the day, in the hopes that it wouldn’t be crowded. It wasn’t and we had a blast! I was proud of the fact that I left empty-handed (and Rich was relieved, I am sure) but Lily and I really had a great time. Dancer and Prancer were there and I got to talk to a mom and her 4 year old son about reindeer. We lived in Norway for 3 years and had the wonderful opportunity to attend Sami Days in the Artic Circle one February. We did all things reindeer that weekend and I learned so much. It was one of my favorite trips ever…and I have been on a lot of them. It was so nice to just talk to someone I didn’t know…goodness, it is nice to talk in person to anyone. Anyhow, Mulhall’s is huge! We just wandered around to all the areas looking at the ornaments…smelling the wonderful German cinnamon nuts they were making, and picking out the plants we would love to have at our home. They even had pineapple trees with tiny pineapples on them! It was so fun! Lily loves plants. It allowed her to set aside her moody teenage self and just allow the two of us to connect over the wonder of the whole place. Lily is hard to shop for so now I have some ideas for her 16th birthday, which is Jan 4th. Here are some pictures from our time that afternoon.
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I am a Catholic wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend. I have travelled the world...living in 4 countries and visiting over 40 on 6 different continents. I live in Nebraska and hope to retire in Montana. My home photo of me was taken in Copenhagen, Denmark. View all posts by cyndiloumess