Very low key holidays for the Schneiders…literally four of us for dinner..what!? I know, not the usual fifteen or twenty…although we did get up to fifteen for the ending celebration that came the weekend after NYEve…the annual Schneider family gathering…sadly however, the main focus of this party is to see dad, who unfortunately spent that weekend in the hospital…but he's here with us this week and doing better. The party wasn't the same without him.
And neither was my birthday…I mean, it wasn't the same, no kids, except our youngest, no friends, no chair dancing!! It was a bit weird…but what can you say, things happen. And that's the price you pay for being born on Xmas! Thank god we kept to our tradition of visiting my best friend Sue on Xmas Eve…her home is warm, welcoming and super Xmasy…so that felt good.
So that's pretty much all I'm going to say about all of that….I'll let the photos do the rest…because as usual, and I don't mean to toot my own horn…but toot toot….the trees were lovely!
|Sue and Jim, Xmas Eve|
|Sue has the best collection of bottle brush trees…|
my latest obsession, this is the smallest of showings
|Literally one of the nicest trees I've ever seen…|
all blush and soft…old fashion in perfect Xmas splendor..you need to see it in person…it's breathtaking
|A new addition to my snowman obsession...|
|Little snowmen and santas hanging on banister|
|Little lit up tree on table on stair landing…|
it's so sweet, and this just reminded me, I haven't
taken the pine branches out of the chandelier…geez!
|the pink/orange/gold vintage tree,|
looked particularly stunning this year…
hard to capture on film
|this years topper was the best…drippy pinks, some golds |
and the bright limeish green..just beautiful!
|this topper is turquoise, purple and |
glitter beyond belief
|Me, standing, alone, on my chair with the iPhone |
playing the Beatles Birthday Song..
how sad am I?
|Taylor showed up and jumped in at the last minute |
and insisted we stand up together…yay for Talyor!
|Some randoms from the Schneider party…|
this was Girls night celebration!
Thx to Bonnie who brought all the girls little splits
of champagne with straws and
beautiful cards written to each one of us..yay Bonnie!