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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Traditions

At our wedding we got 2 Christmas ornaments which started a great Christmas tradition.
Since then we've added ornaments to our tree bought from wherever we are on Christmas.

While in Paris for the holidays in 2008 I thought it would be great to bring home some ornaments. Luckily they made it across the Atlantic in one piece. We roamed the mostly empty streets on Christmas day...and it snowed on the final day of our visit. What a dream!

Mexico & it's warm temps is not exactly what comes to mind when you think of Christmas. Our trip last year was filled with sweet people and quality time together. What great memories we have from there! I love these ornaments because the large ball shows a family all together celebrating and playing piñata and having a great time.
This year, staying home here in NYC still means adding ornaments to our tree. The heart is from a shop at the Shops at Bryant Park. I love that it's a heart. Christmas is the season for love after all. The gift box is a Hallmark ornament that T picked out (well done swettie). There's a small tag at the top with 2010 on it.
I'm really excited to see where we'll be for the years to come and to add more ornaments on our tree.

I hope it is along the lines of this sweet tradition...

Hope you are enjoying the holidays. What are some of your traditions?


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Silver Bells

City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks
Dressed in Holiday Style

In the air there's a feeling of
Children Laughing, People Passing
Meeting Smile after Smile
And on every street corner you hear
Silver Bells, Silver Bells
It's Christmastime in the City

Ring-a-ling, Hear them Ring.

Soon it will be Christmas Day!

These pics are some I've snapped over the years here in the city along 5th & 6th Avenues. My favorite is the star above 57th street. Song lyrics to Silver Bells by Livingston & Evans

The Star, an important part of the Christmas story.
"They went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him."

May your holiday be filled with Silver Bells & Bright Stars!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Joyeux Noël

Flipping thru some pics from our Paris trip over Christmas in 2008...

Street decorations in the 7th Arrondissement where we stayed. It was like coming 'home' every night seeing all the streets with the lights on.

Notre Dame with the pretty tree!

Nativity at St. Sulpice

Bookstore Christmas window...oh hey Breaking Dawn! Emily was still trying to get me to read the books when I took this.

Shop window selling perfume with a moose! I'm sold.

Day trip to Reims. Town ice skating rink. Had too much champagne at Mumm to skate. Just kidding. Not really. :)

The amaaaazing tree at Galeries Lafayette. Snapped this on our last day. It was snowing and we were enjoying walking & shopping.

"We'll always have Paris..."


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Signs of the Season

We put up our tree over Thanksgiving weekend. Completed the Christmas corner with bows on the wall candle holder. Our tree has no topper. Saaads.
Sent presents off to the family in Florida this weekend. Minus one for Amanda which I decided to keep for myself. Sorry Ace!
There is a great display of different gingerbread scenes at Le Parker Meridien. This one is West Side Story themed.
Today was a stormy Sunday. I baked! Yums. I want to make some gingerbread of my own too.

This is post!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st!

I am so excited that it is finally December. I wait all year for this month! HAHA

The Christmas tree is up, holiday playlist is loaded on the iPod, presents are being really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Silve Bells is one of my favorite holiday songs. Enjoy it here with some sites from the City!