How was your Thanksgiving? For us, it was nice to have our daughter in the same hemisphere as us for a holiday…something that hasn’t happened in three years. We spent Thanksgiving at her future in-laws house, and I have to say I had the best turkey I’ve ever eaten. Her future brother-in-law recently went to Peru where he operated on dozens of children with cleft palettes and ventured into the Amazon, and we had the pleasure of seeing some of the photos. Tarantulas, poisonous snakes and frogs were among the highlights!
Are you all in full blown Holiday mode yet? Unlike many of you, it takes me a while to get my mojo going for Christmas. Usually I never start decorating until after Thanksgiving, and this year is no different.
We got a few things accomplished in preparation for her wedding, but I still haven’t decided on a dress yet. It’s funny how when I got married my choice was clear. Now, my head says ‘yes, yes, yes’ but my body says ‘no, no, no’.
On Saturday we met my cousins Billy and Dyan in Manhattan for dinner in Little Italy (where else?).In case you haven’t been reading along, Billy is the cousin who wrote ‘Two Brothers From Bari’ which I’ve been posting these last few weeks. If you missed it, start with the first installment here. It’s the story of our grandfather and his brother and their struggles when they came to America in the early 1900’s.
After a lovely dinner, we went next door to a shop called ‘Christmas in New York’, which truly has something for everyone.
Isn’t this a perfect tree for the dancer or dancer at heart in your family?
Or how about something with a traditional religious theme?
And here’s a modern day NY tree sharing space with a couple of carolers from the Victorian era.
Do tell, are you a Coke or Pepsi person?
Or how about something that’s just too darn cute??
A little humor never hurts…
How can Christmas be complete without Santa’s elves?
Here’s a cool ornament for all you Elvis fans out there!
You might be wondering what that black object is next to Marilyn…
A mini-tv, circa 1950’s! How cool is that?
As awesome as all these trees are, my tastes lean more toward traditional when it comes to trees, and I love an all white tree like this one!
I love white almost as much as I love gold, all blinged up for the holidays.
New York is truly magical this time of year. The glistening lights amid the hustle and bustle of shoppers are something everyone should experience at least once!
Well, our daughter is on her way back to Singapore right now, and we won’t see her again until March. I’ll be going up to the cabin a little early this week to put together some centerpieces for a fundraiser with a couple of friends on Thursday and maybe I’ll have a chance to start on that dresser I told you about in this post.