Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Well, since this is ridiculous how many photos a person can have, and how UNfriendly the new iphoto is in my El Capitan...I FREAKING hate it!  I'll just indulge a few photos from Thanksgiving...a sit down dinner for thirteen people!  Our daughters new beau....and apparently some serious dancing...

Ray and his best girlfriend Mark...geez these two!

Kenz and Alex                          

Good food!

There are no words for Byron!
Okay, so here we go...this takes so much time because I take about a million photos of my trees and none of them ever seems to display the true image of what is before me.  Flash just takes away ALL the magic and it looks like there are only a dozen ornaments on the tree, when in fact there are hundreds!  But I'm going to plunge through the millions of photos and see if I can limit myself down to a few for you....First just a couple of random...like hunting for a tree on the mountain top...what a day!!

So we'll start with the pink/orange tree...my favorite this year!  We choose some really unique trees this time...super spaced out and long strange limbs going every which way..very organic, and very blue...really really pretty!  So this gave me some strong sturdy branches to hang multiples, which of course is my signature thing to do..that and the ribbons. This first tree is in our den, or my room as it's called, and it's all vintage, every single last ornament...and it's my favorite tree thus far! I start with pale baby pink and work down to medium pink, hot pink, dark pink to orange gold in to orange at the bottom...it's truly spectacular!

My new acquisition direct center...from my daughter
on Xmas...large vintage pink with kitties
playing musical instruments...it's the best ever!

The sunlight pouring in the room
would highlight the ornaments
in an amazing way...doesn't really
show as lovely here...but still beautiful.

Now on to the Turquoise tree....this one is really organic in shape..truly all branchy and spacey so you can really see the ornaments...this one is turquoise, claret, wine, purple, a bit of bronze and mossy green, with the new addition of pearl white and only turquoise lights, soooo pretty at night...looking forward to adding more to this tree in the coming years.

So we had our big Xmas party with tons of friends, loads of food, (which I might add was gone before you knew it, one of my better spreads), and of course the Xmas Choir!  AND a happy birthday song to me...and my friend Dave who celebrates on the 25th as well...what a way to party!

Getting ready for "They say it's your birthday"
by the Beatles..our traditional chair dancing song!
That's Dave in white next to me..we did it proud!

The "gals" ready for dancing music to commence!
And boy did it ever...

Our kids! (minus Tay who is on the dance floor)

It's just a trippy photo of our daughter in law!

The three snowmen hanging from the
chandelier and one big one  center, handing from
his tree...I freaking LOVE my snowmen!

I only got four stockings done this
year...more to come!

I know this is dark, however, it's the only
photo I have on Xmas day...celebrating my
birthday and my new Stetson!!
So, I did it!  It only took me just over three hours...!!  Which is why there is so much time between posts, ha ha.  I do hope you all had a magical holiday season, celebrating in whichever way you do..with family, friends, music, and laughter.  We had a magnificent time and I'm pooped!!  Oh, yeah, and now my husband decided to go and turn 65 in a couple weeks, so the party isn't quite over...ahhh!  

But in the end....the love you take is equal to the love you make....xoxoxo always to my besties ...mucho love, juners!

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