Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue at Christmas...

The light show at
Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City

A gorgeous display of Christmas lights, dancing to powerful music...

"Christmastime in the City"
December 20, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saturday Critters ~ 211 ~

- oooooh the weather outside is frightful -
it's snowing!

Mr. Downy Woodpecker was enjoying the suet! 

We took youngest son Mike to the airport this morning,
for his journey back to North Carolina.
Boy will I miss him!

Sharing today with
Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen

Friday, December 29, 2017

Bananagrams & Puzzles

Youngest son Mike is home for a Christmas visit.
Arriving on Wednesday, 
it was a little difficult for me that neither of the boys were home on Christmas morning.
Addie and Lorelei filled the void very well,
and I had a wonderful Christmas with them and the rest of the family.

Now we are making up for lost time...working on Christmas traditions
and making new Christmas memories!

Mike & Lila bought us this game for Christmas.
I was not familiar with the is similar to Scrabble but fun-er.
I really enjoyed it.
It is a small, portable game that would be great to bring along when traveling.  
This was my word grid, I won!

This belongs to the hubs...

and here is Mike's grid...we all did very well!!

They also bought us this puzzle for Christmas.
A picture of them together in Italy...

it went together pretty quickly and what a great picture them...
and also a treasured gift!!

Mike painted this beautiful picture for me for Christmas.
I absolutely love it!!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The store windows at Saks 5th Avenue were amazing this year for Christmas.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the story came to life
and delighted everyone - young and old alike.

The windows were colorful, animated and told the story to perfection...
always with a happy ending!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Radio City Music Hall

When my boys were little, we always took a trip into New York City
to see the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
The hubs and I have carried on the tradition...
only now, we always remember the tickets.

You see, before there were cell phones, 
it was difficult to prove you bought tickets and left them at home.
The boys outgrew enjoying the show but I still have very fond memories of our days in the city.
The hubs always buys the tickets...first mezzanine, first row, center stage, 
aisle seats, lot's of leg room - and the best view in the theater.

Getting ready to go in to the theater, the excitement really begins...

waiting for the show to start, we ate all the popcorn!
- pictures were allowed -

The show was spectacular, as was the entire day.

We always go to the 2 pm show, have dinner then enjoy the 
sounds of the city afterward.
It was a magical day, even without the boys!

December 20, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

It's Christmastime in the City

We visited New York City shortly before Christmas because it is a bit of a Christmas tradition...
and we had tickets to see the show at 
 Radio City Music Hall
featuring the world famous Rocketts.

The next eight pictures were taken at Rockefeller Center,
the epi-center of Christmas in the city.

St. Patrick's Cathedral 

Shoes - for the girl who has everything!!

Here's a picture of the Christmas Tree at night.
It was huge and so beautiful!