Category: Christmas decorations

Checked off.

So another thing checked off my list of things to do in Austin.  Oh about 5 or so years ago, when I had another blog, I had made a list of the things I wanted to do, and there were plenty that included my move to Austin, and in that the things that Austin had to provide, one of which was the Trail of Lights tour.  Checked off my list Saturday.  I and a friend went down to Zilker Park, and did the trail of lights, and it was awesome, beyond what my mind had expected.  Some told me not to get too excited, but pshh on them, I was all excited.  One for the fact, that I was attending this, and another because I had never gone on a light tour, so much fun indeed.

The trip started with a bus ride to pick up friend at another bus stop, took my umbrella, because the forecast called for lots of rain, and cold, good to be prepared right.  So stopped at designated stop, got off and met friend, walked over to her car, and in that instant figured out I had left my umbrella onboard the bus that had just pulled off and was on its way.  Doh!  Another umbrella lost, but my coat had a hoodie on it, so I was protected just in case the rains came.

We caught the next metro rapid bus, to downtown where we picked up a shuttle that was going to the trail of lights, in fact this shuttle would be dropping us off right there, no fuss, no wait, no crazy parking, it only cost five dollars per person, round trip, so I paid both our ways, and it was easy, breezy, peasy.  Next stop, Trail of lights.    We got there, got off the shuttle and proceeded to enjoy the lights.  Here are just a few photos I took that night.  It was so much fun, I had a good friend there to enjoy the time with, and got another thing checked off my Austin List.

 

Oh Christmas Tree, oh christmas tree…

Yes, y’all it is pretty that much time of the year, well at least it is for me, where the tree comes out and I get in the spirit to decorate, so that is pretty much what I did, no waiting for after the thanksgiving season, heck I just got that tree and did it up.

So here I sit, with a bottle of white wine today, blogging this out, and posting up pictures of the decorated tree.  The decorating was very fun, me and mom decorated this tree, I think it looks really beautiful.  Come on Christmas, I do believe that I am ready, as ready as decorating goes, since I have not even done any shopping this year, but ah, c’est la vie, I say.  So how is all your decorating for the season going, or will you just be waiting till December to put up those sparkly lights and that tree.

 

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All that is left, is to put presents under…  To be continued!

Beyond 365

Day 5:

Today I am… In the spirit.  Well today mom put the finishing touches on the tree, I decorated it with the ornaments, and even put my little elves in-between the branches, too bad I didn’t have more of them, perhaps next time around I can find some.  I took some photos, ah, it is so feeling like Christmas time to me.  Even with all that has gone on through 2013 for me, I feel more in the Christmas spirit than just about any other year, and I pray that next season will also be the best for me.

Here are pictures of my tree, and the wreath that my mom made for my fireplace, here’s to the season my reader’s yes sir!  Today I am… In the spirit.

 

IMG_7396lit up, didn’t have my tripod when I took this photo, so it looks blurry.

 

IMG_7398used the flash on this.

 

IMG_7400Wreath over the fire-place.

 

IMG_7401Oh how I love decorating this year.