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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sweet Girls

Adalyn and Genevieve - Christmas 2018




Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hotel Jefferson


Almost forgot the Hotel Jefferson in Richmond, Va. and  pictures inside of hotel.
We go every year.  One year I will try to make it before Christmas.





Legend has it that gators lived here at the hotel.
Guests who came to the hotel from Florida with their pet alligators realizing they would grow too large for their bathtubs
would leave them at the hotel.   
Old Pompey as he was called was the last of the gators to die in 1948.

A good picture taking spot on the way in at the entrance

Inside the entrance area
I love red and like how a lot of red is in the decor 
my favorite color for Christmas.
I would have loved to see the White House decor last year with all of the red.  Beautiful!






Ahh, the grand staircase.  It says no taking pictures at the bottom or top,of staircase,  but many still do.  
Like me.






The Christmas tree at the bottom of the staircase.







base of the Christmas tree looking up and the ornaments are just dripping from the boughs.

Wreaths on doors about the hotel

All so different







Just about every where one looks, there is a small tree or another type of arrangement is just so beautiful.

At the entrance and elevator

The elevator and carved doorway surround leading to the inside

I must remember to do this with the large finials I have for some arrangements in a couple of ginger jars.


 Beautiful!



Ginger bread house



Time for cocoa




Hope to be back at the end of this year but before Christmas

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

8th day of Christmas post

My Son and his family home at Christmas Time.   We were there to see the grands gifts and had a great brooklyn style pizza along with watching a movie with the girls.
Their tree



children made these crosses at church

Adalyn got an American girl doll that was in her likeness.  The hair was made exactly like Adalyn's down to exact color.

Genevieves doll

Baby alive.    I love the way it makes faces when it cries and laughs.



She still loves beau and bella she got last year too.


The twins, beau and bella.

Aw yes, the drum set



Their dad knows how to play them and they want to also

in action


we had a wonderful evening here visiting

Sunday, December 30, 2018

More Christmas

Since we spent Christmas day at my brother's house.  I had Christmas at my house the day after with Son, daughter in law and grands.
Mom always said that Christmas starts on the 25th, it doesn't end there.  
Actually with all of the excitement leading up and on that day, it was nice having a quiet day after.  
We had dinner and dessert, then package opening. My son did the majority of the picture taking so I have to get with him to get copies. 

We received this Santa picture with the girls.  I frame them and put them on  a table every Christmas.  No better decoration that a picture of Christmas past.  Wow, how fast they grow.  This one was taken at Adalyn's school.


Red, one of my favorite colors especially at Christmas. Such a pretty package. Miranda wrapped them.   I like the idea of pretty packages like this sitting on a table with a snowman or a santa on top as a decoration, at least get to look at it a while before tearing into it.

A book of Genevieve that we have been wanting,  we have one of Adalyn.  Love this energetic picture of her.  This is her always on the move.



Adalyn drew this picture of an owl for Opa.  Framed so nicely.  We both totally love this.  She did a fantastic job!  

Adalyn here and you can see my skinny tree in the living room this year.  I think I may add just two little ones with it on each side for next year.


Yes, I got a stick vacuum you can see on the floor near curtains.  I wanted one that was light weight and could keep upstairs.

Hallway, new paint job and only one picture hung at the moment. I do like this Sherwin Williams Repose Gray color. 
I added poinsettias to the peacock feathers end of hall.


One of these days I will find two small candles for each side of this creche I purchased in Germany 11 years ago.

One day I hope to polish up on how to take better pictures of lights on outside.

A few houses lit for Christmas in the town






There are three of these lit trees in the front yard.

Iron Horse restaurant at the tracks.


This one had even more on the right side of yard with music.

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