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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A December to Remember

This has been a non traditional December for me but one I won’t soon forget. 

 

Two trips this month were carefully planned out and thoroughly enjoyed.  The first one I told you about earlier was a much anticipated trip to Asheville, N.C. with my daughter Angie.  We met up with some very nice people I have known for years through a message board.  We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the grounds of The Biltmore and then toured the enormous and breathtaking home by candle light.

 

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Unfortunately they don’t allow indoor photography, but let me just say if you ever have the chance to go  ~~ DO IT!  I’ve been before during springtime (beautiful), and it was extra special with all the lighted trees, candles and decorated mantles in December.  Oh my!

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We came home through Chicago visiting another daughter Emily.  The morning we were leaving to come home we woke up to this:

 

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We arrived back home just in time as we had a big snow storm the next day measuring a good 10” plus some impressive drifts! 

 

This was results of the mall parking lot being cleared off:

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Four days later Mr. Brown Socks and I flew back to Chicago for his birthday.  With our middle daughter and her boyfriend we had a nice dinner in a quaint little neighborhood and then raced off to see Jersey Boys!

 

What a performance!!  Go see this too if you can!  The talent was more than impressive!!

 

So now I’m catching up trying to do a little decorating and finishing up shopping.

 

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I have decided I may not do Christmas cards this year and I’m okay with that.  I took advantage of some opportunities and made some memories with my sweet family and good friends.  Besides the most important event, the birth of Jesus, isn’t that what the holidays should be about?

 

Oh yes, it will be a December to remember….<sigh>

Donna

8 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I am not sending cards this year either. Your place looks so nice.

southerninspiration said...

Sounds like a nice break...glad you were able to just run off and do fun things, especially after your busy fall!
suzanne

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I've always wanted to see the Biltmore -- and "The Jersey Boys." What a great time you must have had.

Mildred said...

It sounds as if you have made marvelous memories and I am glad you had these opportunities. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Domestic Designer said...

Sounds like a wonderful December to me! I love visiting the Biltmore House and The Jersey Boys just can't be beat. Glad you have had so much family time! Sounds like a very memorable Christmas season.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

goodness...you have been on the go. We will be going to Chicago the week after Christmas and I pray for good weather...no snow please. And isn't the Biltmore spectacular? I tried to get tickets to Jersey Boys when I visited NYC in Sept. but no go. I laughed at the story of Mr. Brown Socks and I loved his photo and your Christmas banner is fabulous! Hope you and your family have the loveliest of holidays. xo Lynn

marmielu said...

Sounds like you've had a good bit of fun already. I'm glad you really enjoyed yourself. Have fun catching up - but not too much catching up.
Mary Lou

stitching under oaks said...

so glad you're enjoying the holidays with your family...I do think that's more important than getting the Christmas cards done! Keep on having fun..