Saturday, December 31, 2011


These Salvation Army guys(on the streets of NYC) were not only ringing their bells (for a donation) they also did a dance routine. How could you not donate! Such talent!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Oh No!

My girls ...after reading the nutrition facts on the Gingerbread house! (Dylan's Candy Bar). NYC

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


While in New York daughters and I went to Dylan's Candy Bar. Dylan Lauren part owner, is the daughter of the famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren. She was married this summer in the garden of her parents N.Y. home. This poster of Dylan hangs in the store.

One other interesting note: One of Ralph Lauren's sons, David, was also married this past year. He got married on his parents beautiful Colorado ranch. He married President Geo. W. Bush's niece Lauren. Yep, that right...Her name is now Lauren Lauren...and that's no joke!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Traditions

Decorating Christmas cookies with the Atlanta grand children has become a holiday tradition!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Empire State

The Empire State Building built in 1931 still draws hundreds of visitors who line up for an elevator ride to the spectacular you a birds eye view of New York City. It was a beautiful clear day and we arrived ahead of the throngs of people.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A New York Christmas

Hi folks...Not sure anyone missed me....Not only have I been gone...but I also lost my camera! My two daughters gave me a Mother/Daughter Holiday trip to New York City for my birthday...So I will post several pictures over the next week of our wonderful trip. I flew into Newark, NJ and took the bus....yes the bus to Grand Central Station.I was nervous about traveling alone...But there they were girls to meet me :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

We Three Kings

Seeing these three finely dressed gentlemen gracing the tree makes you want to break into song ...We Three Kings of Orient are....

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ladie 's Room Santa

I was shocked to see this beautiful Santa painting being displayed (hidden) in the ladies room. But, then again I guess at least 50% of the people will see it :)

Friday, December 9, 2011


I know, I am even boring myself. I really started this blog to show everyone how beautiful the little mtn town we live in in the summer is. I didn't actually look past that to.. coming home to my normal "pig trail". But, here I am and it's the holiday I will show you Christmas lights!

I am leaving this week for New York City. My two grown daughters gave me this Mother/Daughter "Dec in New York" trip for my 65th birthday. There I said age...make a copy because I will not be talking about that again! Therefore, maybe I can show you some beautiful Holiday Windows. I will be posting when I get back though. Don't want to drag along my laptop. I use to travel the world alone....was even a Stewardess back in the 60's. But, I have become sooo dependent on my husband that the thought of meeting my girls in NY.(traveling by myself and getting myself from the airport into Manhattan)..makes me a bit nervous.So wish me luck!

Okay one more Christmas picture. This is the way the Champions Golf Club is decorated in the main room!.....Janey

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Live Oak Trees

This is the way to decorate your live oak tree in Texas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I see you!

Santa seems to be peeking out from between the multitude of trees...Watching to see if you are behaving...I suppose..

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Entrance

The entrance into the dining room at The Champions Golf Club is a thing to behold. It truly sparkles.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Santas Everywhere

Moving along into the entrance of the dinning room there is a beautiful Santa not in his traditional red garb...but looking more like an angel...all in white.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Standing Watch

This festive little deer has a twin. Both are peering out the front windows of the Champions Golf Cub...Famous for their holiday decorations.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas more picture of little Jefferson,TX....which we paused in on our way home from Chicago. I am not sure what was going on here? The town park had Christmas tree after Christmas tree all decorated by different organizations . I feel sure they were much prettier when it was dark..

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hebe Goddess of Youth

Sitting in the center of a street in Jefferson, TX is the beautiful bronze statue. It was given (in 1913) by the children of Jacob and Ernestine Sterne in honor of their Jewish parents who played a big role in the civic and cultural activities of this new town ( 1850's). It was designed where people and animals alike could stop for a refreshing drink.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

City Tour

In Jefferson you can take a city tour, and it's not on a large bus....They actually do hitch a mule up to this cart....